13 ridiculously gorgeous pictures of Norway

written by George Turner
updated 11/28/2018
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From mountain landscapes to the midnight sun, photographer George Turner shares a selection of his best pictures of Norway.

Norway, no matter the season, is an absolute dream for photographers. Whether you're standing under the dazzling northern lights during autumn/winter or living in the landscape of the midnight sun in the summer, you’re in for a treat.

The golden light of the midnight sun is something I’d never experienced until this summer, and it’s something I’ll never forget. Between around 10pm and 3am, the sky glows gold and orange, lighting up the mountain peaks, majestic fjords and rolling hills.

Wanting to have the full ‘Norwegian’ experience, I drove from the very southern tip (Kristiansand) to the north, Kirkenes. The landscapes I drove, hiked, climbed, ran and walked through were unlike any I’ve ever seen. The people were so kind and generous, and the light was a dream.

The highlights for me were the fjords nearest to Ålesund (and indeed the city itself, dubbed “the Venice of the north” for its canals) and the incredible Lofoten. Both places are very much "in vogue" for adventure travellers, and it was quite clear to see why. Here are some of my favourite moments I captured whilst on the road.

Light over Geirangerfjord

Midnight sun on Sulafjellet, a mountain near Ålesund

Cooling off in the fjords near Åndalsnes

Descending Sulafjellet

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Ålesund, the 'Venice of the north' from above

The first glimpse of Lofoten’s jagged peaks

Hamnøy, one of Lofoten’s most iconic fishing villages

Sitting 800m above Reine on the famous Reinebringen hike

A moody day at Nusfjord

The Caribbean-esque waters of Uttakleiv beach

Skating 3am on the deserted roads of Lofoten

Mountains bearing the scars of massive glacial erosion

A lake in the mountains of Lofoten

Find inspiration and explore the Norwegian destination in more detail with our guide to the best things to do in Norway.

See more of Norway with the Rough Guide to Norway. You can see more of George's work on his website here.

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