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Photo: Aziz Nasuti Photography

«Top Gear» went hunting for the northern lights in Norway

Read the story, and see our picks for the best pictures of the week.

For both Norwegians and visitors, the northern lights are an endless source of fascination. This week, several northern lights images were sent to us via our Facebook page (thanks a lot!). The image at the top was sent in by Aziz Nasuti Photography.

The fact that we received several northern lights images this week was quite timely, as we this morning really enjoyed reading a story written for the popular car show «Top Gear». Here staff member Stephen Dobie describes a journey to the North cape, where he was lucky to experience the lights:

”The ebbs and flows of that green glint – sometimes faint, sometimes gloriously vivid – is properly magical, as little bursts of wind appear to speed up its sloth-like movement. And, in the desolate car park atop the peak we’ve just slithered up, there is genuine silence, the like of which I’ve never experienced”, Dobie writes.

A really well-written and fascinating story, that we warmly recommend.

Here are the other best pictures of the week:

Rundefjellet, Herøy

Runde is famous for its enormous amount of birds. It is said that there are about 500,000 to 700,000 seabirds inhabiting the island, most of them are to be found in the cliffs. Photo: Per-Arild Kile.

Read more: Ålesund

Våvatnet, Orkdal

Orkdal is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, one of several lakes in this area. Orkdal is also known for The Orkla River, one of the better salmon rivers in the country.  Photo: Helge Andersen

Read more: Trøndelag


Hamnøy, Lofoten

The Lofoten islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammelled landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long, surf-swept beaches. Photo: Reidar Hernes

Read more: Lofoten



Another image from Trøndelag, this time from the city of Trondheim. Thanks, Grete Øiamo!

Read more: Trøndelag


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