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Best Photography Spots in Norway. The number of gorgeous landscape shots that can come from Norway are endless. There are plenty of beautiful images and iconic sceneries that a photographer can return with after visiting this country. If you aren’t busy looking for the Northern Lights, you will be busy chasing sunsets, capturing the calm and reflective waters, or admiring the fjords. If you are looking for the best photography spots in Norway, start with this list.



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The Gear

The gear we recommend is a good camera and the holy trinity.  A wide-angle lens.  14-24mm or something similar.  A 24-70mm or something similar and, of course, a 70-200mm or something similar.

If you do not have these particular lenses, do not worry; something similar will be just fine. It would be best if you also had a tripod.

Best Photography Spots in Norway

1. Lofoten Islands

This is the location of the world’s largest deepwater coral reef. The beaches in the area are what make it perfect for pictures. This is a great place for landscape shots as well as the opportunity to capture a fishing village.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Lofoten Islands

2. Northern Lights

Norway is an ideal place to search for the Northern Lights. While it will take some luck and searching, actually coming across the Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking sight. Make sure to head somewhere that is free of clouds and light pollution.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Notherther Lights

3. Alesund

The architecture in this city is what many enjoy in this area. It is a photogenic town that is covered in colorful houses and unique housing styles.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Alesund

4. Lysefjorden

This is a long body of water that is surrounded by rocky walls. There are villages on both sides of the fjord as well as a bridge you can use to cross into it. The most visited spot here is Pulpit Rock which people know for its iconic edge of the cliff shots.

5. Trollstigen

The mountain pass in this area is recognized for its 11 hairpin turns. The best place to photograph Trollstigen would be the last platform on the trail. It is also located near the visitor center which is a great place to stop to learn more about the area.  

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Trollstigen

Best Photography Spots in Norway

6. Bergen

One of the bigger cities in the country, Bergen is the place to head if you’re looking to explore a more urban area. The best view of the city is from above and there are plenty of hiking trails around the area that give you a great vantage point. There are also cable cars in certain areas that can give hikers a lift back.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Bergen

7. Geiranger Skywalk

This is a lookout point that is 1,500 meters above sea level. It gives viewers a great vantage point of Geiranger on a sunny day.

8. The North Cape

Also known as Nordkapp in Norwegian, this is a clifftop in remote northern Norway. It is most well-known for the globe artwork and its view of the open ocean.

9. The Kjerag Boulder

This boulder is a glacial deposit that is wedged into a mountain crevasse. The drop is 1 kilometer but the boulder itself has been stable enough in the past for people to stand on. To get to this boulder requires three steep climbs and is recommended for experienced hikers.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, The Kjerag Boulder

Best Photography Spots in Norway

10. Trolltunga

This is a rock formation in Norway that is well recognized by many. The name translates to “troll’s tongue” and it is a point that juts out, allowing you to have an amazing view of the area with the river flanked by mountains on both sides. It takes a day’s worth of hiking but is well worth the effort.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Trolltunga

11. Seven Sisters Waterfalls

The cool thing about this waterfall is that it is made of seven separate streams that merge together at this waterfall. It is a 250 meter drop into the Geiranger fjord and looks great in photos especially in the spring when the ice is melting.

12. Innerdalen

This is a great photo spot in the fall because the colorful leaves of the season completely brighten this place. There are cabins here that are made of turd roof that also make for really cool and interesting photo subjects.

13. Tromso

This is also known as “The Gateway to the Arctic” and is the largest city in the Northern part of the country. This is a lively area in the summer but is most beautiful in winter. Visitors have the highest chance of seeing the Northern Lights especially if they head out into the countryside.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Tromso

14. Fjords

If there is one thing that Norway is famous for it is the fjords. These waters here are filled with thousands of tiny islands. In the warmer months you can admire the lush green environment while in the winter, the snow creates a particularly rugged landscape.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Fjords

15. Norwegian Sea

The Norwegian Sea is not easy to miss and is a beautiful part of Norway. It is located on the northwest coast of the country. Many of its coastline also has small towns that look quaint and peaceful in any shot.

Best Photography Spots in Norway

16. Lodalen Valley

This valley is stunning with mountains, rivers, snow, and endless sky to photograph. The valley also has its own history that makes it interesting to explore.  

17. Hammerfest

This is a municipality in Finnmark county. It is a great spot to photograph at night when the lights in the houses and buildings in town light up the entire area and reflect against the water. You can also capture the Northern Lights in the sky if you’re patient and lucky.

18. Atlantic Road

This road takes up about 5 miles along County Road 64 and runs through an archipelago in Norway. It is also made of many bridges including the Storseisundet Bridge which is the longest of the bridges that make up the road.

19. Innerdalen Tower

This is a mountain that is almost 1,500 meters above sea level. It is a great place to hike and enjoy the outdoors. There are many tour options in the area and the views are amazing.

20. Vaeroy Island

This is an island that is part of the traditional district of Lofoten. It is a great place to escape the city and enjoy the vast expanse of ocean and land. There are lookout points that give you a great view of the island below.

Best Photography Spots in Norway

21. Fedje Island

This is located on the west coast of the country and is relatively close to Bergen. This is an island where houses and lighthouses sit on rocks and fit perfectly against the backdrop of the blue skies and water.

22. Arctic Cathedral

Located in Tromso, this is a striking building that is shaped like a triangle. The entire front is covered in windows and the lights in the building brighten up the entire scene especially at night. Capture it against the beautiful night sky and white snow for an even cooler shot.

Best Photography Spots in Norway, Arctic Cathedral

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