Thanks to the Pentecost and our National Day, Norwegians had a long weekend and a convivial mood this week. Now, another weekend is coming up already – with fresh hiking opportunities.
A new weekend means we’ll have more opportunities to lace our hiking boots, pack some lunch and a camera, and head into the wild – by the mountains and fjords.
However, at Steigen in Nordland, Northern Norway, it’s not that green yet, judging by the picture above. The open sea and the snowy peaks fit perfectly, anyway, with the national romantic mood surrounding the Constitution day, on the 17th of May. It’s a wonderful photo, taken by Henriette B. Isachsen.
Steigen, by the way, is the same place that just got international attention during the Architizer A+Awards in New York (the “Oscars of architecture”). Architect Snorre Stinessen walked away with four awards for his remarkable cabins that lean out over the water.
Here are the rest of this week’s best pictures, sent to us by the community on Facebook. Thanks again, and a lovely weekend to all!
The coltsfoot flowers are reaching for the sun in the waterfront at Oppstryn, in Sogn og Fjordane. It’s summery and idyllic, for sure! A big thanks to Per Arild Kile for the photo.
The day before or National Day, the flag was already waving in scenic surroundings by this cosy, old cottage. It was a lovely spring day with great hiking conditions in Åbødalen in Sauda on 16 May. Thanks to Mikal Lindøe.
It’s quite a contrast – the still water and the dramatic sky. Tommy Richardsen has captured one of the last sunsets we well see in Troms for a while, as the midnight sun is about to arrive.
Eivind Johansen has taken this photo from Kvænangen municipality. You can glimpse the characteristic, snow-capped Kvænangstindene mountains (we dare you to try and pronounce that) a little to the left, across the water. It’s a perfect composition.
This week, summer suddenly arrived in Norway. It’s green and lush and wonderful, and just in time for the 17th of May.
Spectacular Norwegian nature tends to attract attention on social media. Here are some of our favourite pictures from the past weeks.