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Scenic routes and landscapes in Norway

Photography enthusiasts are spoiled for choice when it comes to the many scenic landscapes and fantastic photo opportunities Norway has to offer. Whether you’re most interested in taking part in a wildlife photography tour, hoping to snap some fantastic landscape photos or want to capture the perfect shot of the northern lights, there are plenty of chances to explore your photography skills in Norway!
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Scenic landscapes

Flåm and Stegastein Viewpoint

The charming village of Flåm is one of Norway’s most idyllic and scenic areas, with an abundance of unspoiled natural scenery. Located 650 meters above the Aurlandsfjord, Stegastein Viewpoint is a must for any visitor to Flåm. At Stegastein, you’ll find a viewing platform offering panoramic views of the fjord below and the beautiful mountain range.
Activities in Flåm - Electric bus from Flåm to Stegastein viewpoint - view of the Aurlandsfjord, Flåm, Norway
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Stegastein lookout is a truly spectacular spot, and it’s no wonder it’s one of Norway’s most photographed viewpoints. Jutting out 30 metres from the side of the mountain, Stegastein provides an unparalleled view of the stunning landscape surrounding it – so be sure to pack your camera along for this trip!
It’s easy to get to Stegastein viewpoint. We highly recommend taking our electric minibus from Flåm, which is an experience in itself! The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the beautiful National Tourist Road that runs from Aurland to Lærdal, so it’s quite a scenic drive. During the winter season, you can get to the Stegastein viewpoint in a fun and exciting way - on snowshoes!
Musk Ox on Dovrefjell - Norway
Terje Grimsgard

Dovrefjell

If you’re an amateur wildlife photographer or just interested in Norwegian wildlife, Dovrefjell is a fantastic destination. This historic part of Norway has plenty of interesting wildlife. Depending on what time of year you travel, there are different options available for tours and wildlife safaris. A very popular option for tourists to Dovrefjell is to take part in a musk ox tour. These fascinating, prehistoric animals can pretty much only be found here in Norway, so you won’t want to miss your chance to photograph them.
Many travelers to Norway opt to take part in a wildlife photography tour during their stay. These guided tours will give you the best chance at capturing some fantastic shots of animals and birds in the wild, and in the case of musk ox tours, your guide will also ensure you and your group stay safe.
Geiranger - The Geirangerfjord , Norway
Øyvind Heen

Geiranger

The beautiful area of Geiranger has some fantastic natural scenery to offer and plenty of stunning motifs just waiting to be immortalised. In fact, Geirangerfjorden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – so this is not one to miss. We recommend travelling to Geiranger during the summer months if you’d like to take part in one of the many great activities that are available here – for example, why not pack your camera along for a scenic hike to Skageflå? Getting up in the heights to Skageflå mountain farm will help you take better photos of the gorgeous scenery surrounding you.
The Seven Sisters waterfalls in Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s most stunning natural wonders, and no matter what time of year you visit you should be able to snap some fantastic shots of them. Check out some of our top tips for taking great photos of these waterfalls as well as the surrounding beauty while on your trip!
On the top of the mountain - Lofoten, Norway
Siri Aarmo

Lofoten Islands

If you’re travelling to Norway during the winter, you’d be remiss not to take advantage of the fantastic photography opportunities that are available at this time of year. If you travel to the north of Norway, there are plenty of chances for photography tours that’ll see you taking great shots of the snow-covered winter wonderland and the stunning northern lights dancing across the sky above.
The Lofoten Islands are known internationally as one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world, so photographers are spoiled for choice. One great option is to join our Northern Lights Photo Tour starting in Reine! No matter what type of photography tour you decide to go for, you’re sure to snap some great photos during your time in Lofoten. Your guide will be able to share some tips for Arctic photography to ensure you get photos you can look back on for years to come to remember your holiday in beautiful Norway.
Henningsvær - Lofoten, Norway
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You can get around on the Lofoten Island in an easy, comfortable and efficient way on the Lofoten Islands in a Nutshell™ tour. Make sure you have got time to explore this beautiful area, there are loads of great things to see and do in Lofoten.
Beautiful, scenic landscapes and landmarks abound in Norway, and there are plenty of opportunities for shooting some fantastic photos that you’ll be able to look back on for years to come. For those interested in photography, there are a range of different tours and activities that will help you snap the best shots of the natural beauty and fascinating wildlife that surrounds you in stunning Norway!
Hiking trails in Norway
Anne Mari Sønsteby

Scenic routes

Trollstigen Road

Trollstigen is a stunning mountain road in Western Norway. It is one of the most popular National Tourist Routes in the country. This weaving road is fairly short but once you get to the top you’ll see why so many tourists flock to Trollstigen every year. Be sure to stop at the two viewpoints on your way up and then take in the panoramic views of the mountains on the top platform lookout.
Trollstigen & Hike to Bispevannet - Åndalsnes , Norway
Camilla Nordvik
Fair warning: this drive is not for the faint of heart. Vehicles longer than 13.1 meters are not permitted to drive on this road and it is also closed during the winter months. Trollstigen Road has 11 hairpin loops each at the top of a steep cliff. Make sure you take the drive slowly! If you’re a bit nervous it’s best to let someone else take the wheel. Drivers on this road should feel confident and secure in their ability to safely navigate the turns.

Scenic Railways

There are a number of beautiful scenic railways in Norway. Whether you are looking to catch a glimpse of a glacier or a waterfall, you’ll be able to find the right route for you. We love the option of traveling a scenic route by train for a few different reasons. Firstly, it allows you to sit back, relax, and take in the view without having to worry about driving or navigating. Additionally, trains are an amazing eco-friendly travel option. You’ll feel great knowing your mode of travel is having a minimal negative impact on the stunning natural environment.
Steinar Skaar/ Statens Vegvesen

Coastal Route

If you’re looking to combine a ferry ride and a car ride so you can also explore the ocean on your trip, we recommend traveling the road between Bodø and Tromsø. This route showcases Arctic nature in all its glory. Stunning and awe-inspiring mountains jut out of the sea. You’ll pass through rugged beaches and quaint, small fishing towns. Plus, your ferry ride from Andenes to Gryllefjord will give you a chance to spot some marine wildlife. This route pretty much has it all!
National Tourist Road Helgeland coast -Saltstraumen - Bodø, Scenic Routes, Norway
Nasjonal Turistveg Helgelandskysten, Saltstraumen -Steinar Skår/ Statens Vegvesen
There is no shortage of beautiful scenic routes in Norway. Each one offers a unique view of this country’s beautiful, natural landscape. The hardest part of your travels will be deciding which adventure you want to tackle first! As you plan your travels, keep in mind some of the great eco-friendly options available for your trip. Have questions on how to plan the most eco-friendly trip? Contact us at Fjord Tours to find out how we can help!
Experience the Nærøyfjord with electric "Vision of the fjords" on the Norway in a nutshell® tour by Fjord Tours
Sverre Hjørnevik

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