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Photo: Robin Strand

Best pictures of the week: Sweet romance – and the green shift

The apple trees bloom in Hardanger, while love blossoms under the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. Everywhere, the country turns bright green.

Hardanger is wonderful in the summer. We can practically smell the sweet flowers, breath the fresh fjord air and feel an inner peace, just seeing the image above.

Photographer Robin Strand sent us the picture of the apple trees in full bloom. We’re in the transition between spring and summer. It’s green and lush. In other words, there are no excuses to sit inside.

Go ahead and head into the mountains, but make sure to be safe. Read more about our new campaign, #BeSafie. Also use the hashtag #VisitNorway on Instagram, and send us your photos on Facebook! Here are the other top five images from this week.


Steinsdalsfossen, Norheimsund.
Photo: Tore Hagen

A couple of newlyweds celebrate their big day in Norheimsund. The majestic waterfall, Steinsdalsfossen, provides a wedding veil that’s hard to beat. Our congratulations – and a big thanks to Tore Hagen for the picture.


Munkholmen, Trondheim.
Photo: Rolf Arne Aune

This photo from Rolf Arne Aune is as golden as the light beer named after this island. Munkholmen has a rich and eventful history, stretching from Viking sagas, via Victor Hugo’s writings, to the Second World War. Today, the island is a popular destination in summer, accessible by boat from downtown Trondheim.


Indrebø, Sogn & Fjordane.
Photo: Harald Halvorsen

It may be further north than Hardanger, but no less green. Summer doesn’t get much more idyllic than this. The picture was taken a few days ago by Harald Halvorsen, at Indrebø in Angedalen, in Sogn og Fjordane county.


Morfjord, Lofoten.
Photo: Geir Halvard Nilssen

Chances are the photographer checked the water temperature here. It’s probably still a bit chilly. Either way, it’s nice and summery in Lofoten, specifically by the Morfjord at Austvågøya. Many thanks to photographer Geir Halvard Nilssen, and a great weekend to all!

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