From Nøtterøy in the East to Senja in the north – here are five evocative images sent to us this week.
Senja is often called “a Norway in miniature” because of its diverse landscape. The second largest island in Norway (not counting Svalbard) has everything from majestic mountains to sandy beaches and old fishing villages.
Rickard A. Eriksson is the photographer behind the impressive image above from Senja and Husfjellet. The Husfjellet mountain is a popular hiking destination. Queen Sonja of Norway has been hiking there on several occasions, thereby giving name to the route called “Dronningstien” (the Queen’s path). We’re full of envy towards everyone able to visit this incredible area now that autumn is arriving.
Here are some more great photographs sent to us this week.
Fantastic colours! Nøtterøy in Vestfold county is a popular destination during summer. However, as Einar Anbjørn Hansen demonstrates, the area has a lot going for it in other seasons as well. Thank you, Einar.
In the middle of a busy district in central Oslo lies Damstredet – a small oasis of wooden houses. The famous Norwegian writer Henrik Wergeland lived in the pink house between 1839 and 1841. Photo: Tommy Amundsen.
Grete Øiamo is one of our most eager contributors – luckily for us, considering the high quality of her pictures. If you’re stressed and anxious this weekend, we recommend that you spend a few minutes looking at this. Pure therapy!
Hans Vidar Rønningen sent us this, and wrote: “An image from beautiful Innerdalen in Sunndal municipality. The building is a barn from the 17th century. It is still in use during summer.” Thank you!
Norway is a country of great variations and vast distances. If you want to have it all, you will need time – or simply take the easy way out and do a round trip.
Northern light hunters rejoice! The nights are getting darker and colder.