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Updated on Aug 31, 2020. Posted on Jun 17, 2015

29 Reasons Norway Is The Most Beautiful Scandinavian Country

Sorry Sweden.

1. Norway is so stunning it actually hurts.

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2. It's both quaint...

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Alesund town.

3. (Painfully quaint.)

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Eigerøy island near Egersund.

4. And ridiculously gorgeous.

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Reine, Lofoten.

5. The country is all fjords...

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6. Mountains...

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7. And waterfalls.

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8. It's beautiful in the summer.

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9. And in the winter.

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10. Fog only adds to the magic of the place.

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Myrdal, on the road between Bergen and Oslo.

11. Seriously, can you imagine living in a place like this?

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Geiranger, Geirangerfjord.

12. Can you imagine waking up in the morning, looking out your window, and being surrounded by such an out-of-this-world landscape?

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View from Reinebringen, Lofoten.

13. Norway looks like a place out of a fantasy novel.

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A valley between Voss and Sognefjord.

14. It looks like the type of place you dream about but you know it doesn't actually exist.

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Near Tromsø.

15. Seriously.

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17. Norway is both peaceful.

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18. (Surreally peaceful.)

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Vik, Fjordane.

19. And extreme.

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20. Norwegian landscapes are so majestic, they're mind-altering.

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Near Geiranger.

21. Really.

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Sula, More og Romsdal.

22. *sigh*

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Oppland Fylke.

23. Even the cities are beautiful...

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Oslo Opera House.

24. And dreamy.

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25. If you're feeling overwhelmed right now...

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Lofoten Islands.

26. If you cannot believe that so much beauty can exist in one place...

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Sildpollnes Church, Nordland.

27. Don't worry.

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Vøringsfossen waterfall, Eidjord.

28. Norway has this effect on everybody.

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