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Ranheim, Trondheim
Ranheim, Trondheim.
Photo: Adrian Szatewicz
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Best pictures of the week: The peace of summer descends over Norway

In July, much of Norway simply stops as people take their summer vacation. It’s time to enjoy good food and good company – and get out in nature. Here are some pictures to help you find the summer mood.


“I love living outside the city… Ranheim today, sunset, and an unexpected encounter,” writes Adrian Szatewicz.

Not that far from the centre of Trondheim, it is rural and peaceful enough for these deer. That’s the thing with Norway: You’re never far from nature.

Also, Szatewicz captured an absolutely stunning picture in the sunset, concluding one of the year’s brightest days. Thank you for sharing!

Here are the rest of this week’s top five pictures.


Photo: Solveig Loe Woldseth

It’s summer in Geiranger. The incredible landscape is clad in green, framed by snow-capped peaks. A big thanks to Solveig Loe Woldseth for the beautiful picture.


Bleik, Vesterålen.
Photo: Rickard Eriksson

How magnificent it is, that there exist places where you can take pictures like this in the middle of the night. Or even better – that you can be there and experience it. The midnight sun at Bleik on Andøya island is incredible. Photo by Rickard A. Eriksson.


Dølisjøen, Sør-Odal.
Photo: Morten Johnsrud

Dølisjøen in Sør-Odal, Hedmark, is one of countless lakes in the Norwegian inland where the peace of summer has descended. Much of the country are starting their vacation this weekend. Thanks to Morten Johnsrud for the photo.

Kaupanger, Sogndal

Kaupanger, Sogndal.
Photo: Jørgen Gresvik Schei

A yacht has sailed into the Sognefjord at Kaupanger to admire the landscapes. “Kaupang” is actually an old word for trading – which reveals a lot about this community’s history. There’s a well-known stave church here, dating back to about 1140 AD. Photo: Jørgen G. Schei.

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