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Lofoten.
Photo: Jørn Allan Pedersen
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We thought we would let these photos speak for themselves, but decided to add some info to them in case you would like to go there to take the photo yourself.

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Sword in Stone, Hafrsfjord.
Photo: Richard Larssen/visitnorway.com

Located just outside the airport of Stavanger, or a sword's throw if you will, the mighty monument "Swords in Rock" tells the story of  viking king Harald Hårfagre and the battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD.

Fun fact: The viking swords' hilts are modelled on swords found in various parts of the country. 

More info about the mighty Swords in Rock

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Skibladner.
Photo: Oplandske Dampskipsselskap
"Skibladner" is the pride of inland Norway. Every summer, she travels the vast of lake Mjøsa, and this venerable old lady is a welcome sight for people in the villages and towns around Mjøsa.

Fun fact: Dating back to 1856, Skibladner is the world's oldest paddle steamer still in scheduled service.

Read more about the old lady Skibladner.

Selje, Nordfjord
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Selje, Nordfjord.
Photo: Thomas Bickhardt / Bickfoto
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Selje, Nordfjord.
Photo: Thomas Bickhardt / Bickfoto

On the island of Selja, a 15-minute boat trip from Selje, lie the ruins of Selja Monastery, its tower still intact.

Fun fact: The monastery was built by Benedictine monks early in the 12th century in honour of St. Sunniva.

Read more about Selje Monastery.

Vetvika beach in Bremanger

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Vetvika, Bremanger.
Photo: Åse-Berit Nytun

On the outermost part of the Sognefjord (branded as "The Fjord Coast") this not-so-very-easy-to-get-to beach is located.  

Ålesund is one of Norway's most popular cities among tourists. The viewpoint "Aksla" is spectacular as you can very well see.

Historic fact: The town of Ålesund was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style in 1904 after a devastating fire. Read more about Ålesund.

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Svolvær, Lofoten islands.
Photo: CH/ - Visitnorway.com

Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, and small villages off the beaten track. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky.

Fun fact: The  World Championship in Cod Fishing is held in Lofoten. Read more about the Lofoten Islands.

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From Lissjedalshornet.
Photo: Håvard Myklebust/visitnorway.com

Who would not love to have this view? However looking at the picture and dreaming might be enough for most.

Location: Lissjedalshornet is located by the Hjørundfjord. Read more about the Hjørundfjord

On the Nordkyn peninsula, you can enjoy beautiful scenery, world class fishing, Arctic adventures and Sami experiences. 

Fun fact: The Nordkyn peninsula is the northernmost region on the European mainland. Read more about Nordkyn

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