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Utsikten, Oslo.
Photo: Tommy Amundsen
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Best pictures of the week: The last traces of winter fade away

The sun is warming, and many Norwegians have found their way to the water’s edge this week – though it’s probably a little early to dive in. Meanwhile, the mountains are still white, and patches of snow still cling onto the hills.

Just now, Norway is shaking off the winter like a wet dog shakes off water. You’ll need to get up in the hills to find remnants of snow. Everywhere else, grass and flowers are covering the landscapes in green and bright colours.

The transition into this wonderful part of spring is apparent in this week’s best photos from our community. Many seem to have found their way down to the water’s edge – and maybe dipped a toe or finger to feel the temperature?

In Oslo, spring and summer wouldn’t be the same without the fresh sea air and the sea gulls’ screams. In the view in our highlighted photo, though, it’s the sky that catches your eye – with an amazing light show. Thanks to Tommy Amundsen for a great photo. Here are the rest of the week’s best pictures. If you want to share your photographs with us, please send them through our Facebook page!

Mofjorden, Hordaland
Mofjorden
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Mofjorden.
Photo: Tore Hagen

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Mofjorden.
Photo: Tore Hagen

The mountain peaks above the Mofjord are still covered in snow, but at the water’s edge we could almost be tempted to dive into the crystal clear water.

Bleik at Andøya
Bleik, Andøya
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Bleik, Andøya.
Photo: Benny Høynes

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Bleik, Andøya.
Photo: Benny Høynes

A unique combination of flat, white sand beaches and sudden, dramatic mountains characterize the landscapes around the village Bleik at Andøya, at the tip of the Vesterålen archipelago. Here, the mountains on the horizon are caught on a beautiful evening sky backdrop.

Sørstraumen, Nord-Troms
Sørstraumen, Nord-Troms
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Sørstraumen, Nord-Troms.
Photo: Eivind Johansen

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Sørstraumen, Nord-Troms.
Photo: Eivind Johansen

Nature’s strongest colour palette is on display in this sunset over the mirror-like waters at Sørstraumen in Nord-Troms, Northern Norway. A great picture! 

Sørøya, Finnmark
Sørøya
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Sørøya.
Photo: Monica Hellum

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Sørøya.
Photo: Monica Hellum

The ocean is nowhere in sight in this wonderful pic – although it’s actually taken on an island. At 811,5 square kilometres, Sørøya in Finnmark is the fourth largest island in the country, extending up to 653 meters above sea level.

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