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.
Did you see our featured image last week? It was taken on the waterfront overlooking the majestic peaks of the Lofoten Islands near Reine, as they bathed in the warm light of the evening sun.
This week, we have a photo taken at almost the same place, but in the other direction – towards the sun, from the top of Reinebringen.
“The hike is pretty tough. Still this location has several thousands of visitors every summer. It's easy to understand as soon as you reach the summit, and the view is revealed,” writes the photographer, Steven Henriksen, on Facebook.
It’s a hike that you make at your own risk, and which is not recommended for children. But it’s undeniably beautiful. The fact that it’s not worth risking your life for a picture, by the way, is the focus of our current #BeSafie campaign.
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.
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 sport an art gallery, a sports club and a Moods of Norway store. This picture was shared with us by Hege Lorentzen. Thanks!
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.
The apple trees bloom in Hardanger, while love blossoms under the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. Everywhere, the country turns bright green.