Mountain summiting. The midnight sun. Bright colours. Peace and serenity. We need it all to make summer complete, and it’s all here in this week’s best pictures.
– The place is incredibly beautiful, absolutely worth a visit, says photographer Hege Lorentzen.
We have to mention that she was in love at the time of her visit to Flø near Ulsteinvik in Møre og Romsdal, where the picture was taken. So there were strong feelings involved. Luckily she has photographic evidence from the scene.
The village Flø is facing the open ocean, exposed to the wind, in dramatic surroundings off the north-western coast at Sunnmøre. There are less than 200 inhabitants, yet they have an art gallery, a sports club and a Moods of Norway store.
– It is easy to find, just follow the road signs for Flø from Ulsteinvik. If you continue down the road in the photo, you will reach a path that takes you all the way around the peninsula, says Lorentzen.
This is a day hike, so unless you have the proper clothes and gear, you might be better off just enjoying the sunset.
If you have a picture from Norway that you want to share with us, post it on our Facebook wall! Here are the rest of your best pictures from the previous week.
Eivind Johansen caught this supremely peaceful scene at Badderen, in Kvænangen municipality, northern Troms. The mountains in the background are the Kvænangstindan, its highest peak reaching 1178 meters above sea level.
This picture was taken towards the sun, from the top of Reinebringen in Lofoten, by photographer Steven Henriksen.
As of May 2017, Reinebringen is closed temporarily. The path is so damaged that it is now dangerous to use it. Sherpas are in the process of securing the path, by turning it into a rock staircase. The work is expected to take two years, so that Reinebringen will be good and ready for the 2019 summer season.
Hurtigruten’s MS “Richard With” is sailing past Folda in the late evening sun, heading south. At 11 PM, it was caught in this delightful exposure by Harald Halvorsen, standing at Rørvik.
We have another picture from Lofoten, this time taken at Svolvær. Guess when it was taken? At 3 am. We can’t ask for more beautiful light than this. Photo by Odd Petter Jensen – well done! With that, we wish you all a great weekend.
Northern Norway is by far the largest and most sparsely populated part of mainland Norway, and covers more than a third of the country. It stretches from the idyllic Helgeland region in the south to mainland Europe’s northernmost point near the North Cape.
The apple trees bloom in Hardanger, while love blossoms under the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. Everywhere, the country turns bright green.