This week, summer suddenly arrived in Norway. It’s green and lush and wonderful, and just in time for the 17th of May.
The Norwegian constitution day is coming up this Tuesday, on the 17th of May. Some have tried on their bunad – the traditional folk costume – as you can see in the picture above. Here we see Hanna Kristiansen in her Lofoten bunad, at the mountaintop “Mannen” in Vestvågøy, at Lofoten. The flowers embroidered on the costume are the same as you can find in the surrounding Lofoten landscapes, says the photographer, Synnøve N. Lie. Thanks for a lovely photo.
The country itself has also dressed up in a colourful summer costume. This week saw summer temperatures arrived in much of Norway, exceeding 25 degrees Celsius in some places. Here are the rest of this week’s best pictures that were submitted to us on Facebook. We wish everyone a great long weekend and a happy 17th of May.
What a beautiful sunset in an idyllic, quiet setting on the western coast. The sun is partly covered by the low clouds, colouring the sky and sea in innumerable shades of orange, purple and red. A big thanks to Dagmar Hansen for this wonderful picture from Karmøy!
The stave church at Urnes is one of the oldest in the country, built around the year 1140. The church is uniquely decorated with a rich interior as well as the famous patterns carved into the wood outside. It was one of the first Norwegian entries on the UNESCO world heritage list. The photographer from dronegutta.no recommends a visit, and so do we.
It’s been a week of warm temperatures, and there were certainly warm colours at the coast when Harald M. Halvorsen caught this stunning photo of a fishing boat in the evening sun. The picture was taken at Staveneset in Askvoll, in Sogn og Fjordane county. Thanks!
Setting out in these wooden boats on the calm water in the summer evening must be incredibly peaceful. Conditions were perfect both for a boat ride and a beautiful picture in Trondheim, when Grete Øiamo passed by with her camera this week – just in time for the sunset.
Marching bands, parades, traditional costumes and ice cream. A lot of ice cream. The celebration of the national day is a party like no other in Norway.
There’s a few weeks left until the midnight sun appears. Still, there's nothing quite like a beautiful sunset to create an evocative photograph.