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Is this the world’s most stunning swing?

An Australian travel magazine went looking for the world’s most beautiful swings. One of them they found at a tiny, road-less village in the north-west of Norway, by the spectacular Hjørundfjord.

Imagine the silence, the wind in your hair, and the childlike joy of playing on a huge swing in scenic surroundings. It’s a perfect combination of serenity and mild adrenaline.

Sometimes a swing can be an attraction. The Australian travel magazine Luxury Escapes went hunting for the most stunning swings in the world, where spectacular views are part of the experience.

Most of the swings that they found lie somewhere near the equator, in Central America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. With one notable exception: The Hjørundfjord in Norway.

As the magazine puts it:

“The Hjørundfjord in Norway is a place so beautiful it will take your breath away. Best place to take in the glaciers and views of the fjord? This swing!”

The swing sits by the fjord in the garden at Christian Gaard bygdetun, in the remote, road-less village of Trandal. To get there, you must either come over the mountain or arrive by sea.

“I myself grew up at Trandal. The story behind the swing is as simple as that my grandfather would like us to have one, and so he put it up,” says Lenita Storeide from Christan Gaard.

Now they are getting calls from all over the world, asking if this is the place with the swing. Indeed, it is – and those who make the trip will not be disappointed.

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