25 MORE Photos That Prove Norway is a Real-Life Fairy Tale

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Choosing a “favorite country” is pretty much impossible for a frequent traveler; it's a question that many of us hate being asked because we never have a straight answer.

But, while I don't know that I can pinpoint one country as my absolute favorite, I can usually give a list of my (current) top picks.

And, these days, Norway is always on that list.

Ever since my first visit to Norway in 2015, there's been something about the country that continues to draw me back. It's not just one thing, but rather a combination, I think, of amazing scenery, good quality of life, delicious seafood, and ease of travel.

It's a country that I definitely see myself returning to again and again.

Last year, I put a post together of my favorite photos from Norway, which highlighted cities like Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø, and Oslo, and natural features like fjords and mountains and the Northern Lights.

But after yet another trip to Norway this year, I feel like I have even MORE proof that Norway is straight out of a fairy tale.

Check out these 25 additional photos that prove that Norway is, indeed, magical:

Picnic spot near Senjahopen, Norway
Even though it wasn't close to a meal time, I pulled over along the National Tourist Route on Senja just for this picnic spot.
View of Tromsø from Fjellheisen tramway
The view of Tromsø from Fjellheisen tramway looks like something straight out of “Frozen.”
Fishing town of Husøy in Norway
The Lofoten Islands get a lot of love on social media, but I think the fishing town of Husøy is just as pretty!
Bryggen in Bergen, Norway
Yes, Bryggen in Bergen really is this colorful!
Northern Norway beach
This beach in Northern Norway sure looks magical to me.
Cabins in Gryllefjord, Norway
These little red houses in the port town of Gryllefjord look like they belong in the pages of a storybook.
Tungeneset viewpoint on Senja
These craggy mountains from the Tungeneset viewpoint on Senja look like the perfect place for trolls to live.
At the top of Ørnfløya
I hiked to the top of Ørnfløya for this amazing view out over the island of Sommarøy.
Bryggen in Bergen, Norway
These buildings in Bergen are hundreds of years old – think of the stories they could tell!
Hadsel Bridge to Stokmarknes
I pulled a U-turn after crossing the Hadsel Bridge on the way to Stokmarknes because the color of that water just begged to be photographed.
Andøya coast, Northern Norway
Another magical beach in Norway, this time along the Andøya coast.
Driving the National Tourist Route on Senja
Again… perfect troll mountains!
Midnight Sun at Vesterålen Kysthotell in Stokmarknes
The Midnight Sun is magical, too – seen here at the Vesterålen Kysthotell in Stokmarknes.
Andøya coast, Northern Norway
The Andøya coast took my breath away! It reminds me a bit of Scotland, another of my favorite places in the world.
Hamn i Senja in Norway
Nope, the color of that water isn't Photoshopped!
Village of Undredal on the Aurlandsfjord
Sailing along Norway's fjords, you see all sorts of picture-perfect villages, like Undredal on the Aurlandsfjord.
Mountains in Senja, Norway
“I want to see mountains again, mountains Gandalf!”
Happy Norwegian goat
This happy goat could come straight off the pages of a fairy tale, don't you think?
Sea views in Andenes, Norway
The sea views in Andenes are pretty epic.
Stokmarknes sunset
And Midnight Sun “sunsets” can be pretty epic, too.
Ocean in Sommarøy, Norway
Fun fact: Norway has beaches that look like this!
Road to Tromsø
I may or may not have stopped to make a wish on one of these giant dandelions along the road to Tromsø.
Midnight Sun at Vesterålen Kysthotell in Stokmarknes
Sorry, I really couldn't get enough of these red cabins, OR that magical reflection.
Sailing on the Nærøyfjord in Norway
Misty fjords always make me think about myths and legends – of which there are plenty in Norway!
Flying above Bergen, Norway
Lastly, there are few views more magical than Norway from above on a sunny afternoon!

Have you been to Norway? If not, which of these photos would inspire you to book a trip?


"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to." - JRR Tolkien

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  1. The little red houses of Gryllefjord are my absolute favorite! I’ve been dying to go see them but haven’t made it to Norway yet. <3

      I got that photo printed and have it hanging in my living room! 🙂

    Hi Great Photos. Norway is a truly photographic country! We’ve just returned from hiking trolltunga, which while tough on the legs was easily one of the most photogenic places I’ve been! I’d love to head up to Tromso, which looks mind blowing! Senja is also high up my bucket list!

      And I hope to hike Trolltunga and Kjeragbolte some day! Always more beautiful spots to see in Norway!

    Wonderful photos! But we cannot miss the Trolltunga while being in Norway, it’s a hard hiking but the views are awesome!

      Haven’t been there yet, but it’s on my list!

    Norway is just so photogenic. I’ve only had one small trip there, but really want to go back and explore more.

      There’s a reason it’s one of my favorite countries! 🙂

    Holly whaaat?! Never thought Norway was this much amazing!
    A trip has become compulsory now. Lol. Thanks, Amanda. You did some great clicks there.

      It most definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list!

    all the photos are very beautiful and amazing
    you captured the beauty very well, it definitely deserves a spot in my bucket list now

    I love your photographs Amanda!

    I’ve not yet been to Norway, but the best thing about that lovely country are the colourful houses and the waterside!

      The colorful houses are one of my favorite parts, too!

    Looks really fabulous! I am paying my third visit to Norway in January, really excited. Previous times were ’89 & ’92 so long overdue. Most excited to be doing train from Trondheim to Fauske and then bus to Narvik for third time. Tromsø debut too! Your pics have me drooling! Wilbur.

      Sounds awesome! It’ll be a bit dark up in Tromsø in January, but winter is a great time to visit Norway in my opinion!

    What amazing photos – the midnight sun has always been something that has fascinated me, I would love to see it some day! But perhaps not have to experience it for a whole summer – I think I might go crazy!

      The trick is having quality blackout curtains in your hotel room! Not all the places I stayed had them, and it was definitely tricky to fall asleep in those places!

    Of course, Norway looks like a fairy tale. The mountains, the mist, the beaches, the waterfalls all looks so dreamy. It’s great country for travelers. There are lot of things see there. Mountains, waterfalls, colorful houses, midnight sun etc. I hope you will write more about Norway with these kind of photos. Keep travel. Cheers.

    Hi Amanda, Me again. What a lovely photos. Norway is very colorful country. Its a complete summary of Norway. Thanks for sharing.

      There’s so much to see in Norway – I still haven’t seen it all!

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