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10 photos of Norway’s fjords that will have you booking a flight immediately

Striking views from Reinebringen, Norway. Photo: Ferdinand Stöhr on Unsplash

Eager to travel? Let yourself be taken aback by these stunning pictures of Norwegian fjords, guaranteed to make you want to book your next holiday ASAP.

Norway is said to be the country of many things – the midnight sun, the northern lights, and last but not least, the fjords. Indeed, the spectacular formations are so integral to Norway’s famous landscape that the English word “fjord” is derived directly from the Norwegian language.

So sit back, relax and enjoy these breathtaking views…

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Starting off with a classic, Trolltunga (directly translated to “Troll Tongue”) is a famous rock formation in Western Norway. Sitting at a whopping 1180 meters above sea level, the rock boasts a spectacular view of the lake Ringedalsvatnet.

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A refined answer to Trolltunga’s rugged platform, the Stegastein viewpoint sits 650 meters above sea level and offers a panoramic view of the fjord Aurlandsfjorden.

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The Lofoten Islands, located in Northern Norway, are famous for their spectacular scenery as well as their characteristic red “rorbuer.” Originally used as accommodation for traveling fishermen, the modest buildings can be rented by travelers looking for the authentic Lofoten experience.

See also: 7 photos that will fill you with wanderlust for Norway’s Lofoten Islands

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Dubbed “Norway’s easiest hike,” the mountain Hoven has a skylift taking you 1011 meters above sea level. The mountain is located in Stryn municipality and is perfect for those looking to enjoy extravagant views without breaking a sweat.

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Take in a panoramic view over Lysefjorden, Western Norway. If you want to experience the world’s longest wooden staircase, boasting an impressive 4444 steps, this is the place to go.

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This straight-out-of-a-movie settlement can be found in Mostraumen, Norway. It sits 75 kilometers northeast of Bergen, and you can take a fjord cruise between the two lovely locations.

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Behold another snapshot from the Lofoten Islands. If these colors don’t prove that the Norwegian fjords are just as spectacular during the winter, we don’t know what does!

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Preikestolen, or the Pulpit Rock, is another famous Norwegian rock formation. It towers an impressive 604 meters over the Lysefjord, and according to Visit Norway, it has been named one of the world’s most spectacular viewing points by both CNN Go and Lonely Planet.

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A hike for daredevils, the mountain Besseggen boasts a view of majestic mountains peaks as far as the eye can see. Would you brave the climb?

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Finally, it wouldn’t be a proper travel guide to Norway without including a picture of the northern lights. Here, a beautiful fjord in Tromsø is illuminated by the extravagant lights, creating a truly spectacular sight.

Source: #NorwayTodayTravel

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