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Photo: Grete Øiamo
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Best pictures of the week: The return of the Northern lights

Northern light hunters rejoice! The nights are getting darker and colder.

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The high season for the aurora borealis, or the Northern lights, starts in late autumn and continues through winter, into early spring. However, it is possible to see see the lights dancing across the sky outside the high season as well. As summer is waning, the evenings and nights are getting darker and colder.

The image at the top was taken by Grete Øiamo in Trondheim on 17 August. Beautiful, right?

We recommend the Norway Lights website and app, which forecasts when you are most likely to experience the Northern lights in Northern Norway. The website also lets you search for forecasts in cities across Norway.

Here are a selected few stunning snapshots that were also taken this week:

Bergen

Ulrikken, Bergen

Bergen.
Photo: Hans Erik Øverland

Hans Erik Øverland went hiking and was resting in his tent at Ulriken, the highest of seven peaks near Bergen city, on 20 August. What an amazing shot! We also recommend watching Hans Erik's YouTube video.

Nordkyn

Finnkirka, Nordkyn

Nordkyn.
Photo: Christoffer Robin Jensen

The cliff Finnkirka can be seen when you approach the Kjølleford. According to legend, the cliff was used as a place for sacrificial ceremonies by the Sami people, fishermen and travellers. Thank you for the marvellous photo, Christoffer Robin Jensen!

Lofoten

Grunnførfjorden, Lofoten

Lofoten.
Photo: Martin Strauß

This fjord is located on the north side of Austvågøya in Lofoten. The photographer is Martin Strauß. If you want to see more of Martin’s work you can visit his Facebook page Die Reise mit der “Nuss”.

Vinje

Vå, Vinje

Vinje.
Photo: Helge Morgan Tveten

Helge Morgan Tveten sent us this picture with the following caption: “This beautiful photo is taken in Vå in Vinje municipality. In the background you can see the Totak lake.” “Totak”, or “to tak”, translates to “two strokes” in English. Helge Morgan continues: “Do you know how the lake got it’s name? According to legend a troll only used two strokes to row across it”.

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