25 Pictures of Natural Beauty in Spectacular Northern Norway
If you were not convinced about making your vacations plans to Northern Norway, then take a look at these 25 pictures of Natural Beauty in Northern Norway and maybe you will be going to Norway after all. These pictures are from our Northern Norway Road Trip where we spent five days exploring the coast of Helgeland and Lofoten. Natural beauty is one of Norway’s greatest assets, that’s what you will see in this 25 spectacular landscape pictures.
National Tourist Routes in Norway
Northern Norway with pure Natural Beauty
Coast of Helgeland E17 & Lofoten E10
Exploring Vega Island – World Heritage Area
When the UNESCO world heritage committee processed the nomination of Vega Island at its meeting in China on 1 July 2004, it justified its decision to award world heritage status as follows:
“Vega Island demonstrates how generations of fishermen and farmers over the past 1,500 years have maintained a sustainable way of life in hard conditions close to the Arctic Circle, a way of life-based on the now unique tradition of eider farming. The status also recognizes the women’s contribution to the down processing work.”
One of six Ferries in the coast of Helgeland
From Vega to Tjøtta
Prepare and be early for the ferries, even with an hour in advance there can still be a chance of not getting on the ferry due to many cares and camping vans.
Hellåga – Scenic Place for Picnic & Fishing
Helleågå Picnic is one of the greatest stop along the National Tourist Route of Helgeland. The E17 route of Helgeland is one of 18 Scenic routes in Norway that has its own collection of lookout points, visitor centres, bridges, public toilets and other installations. Guiding the visitors to the best experience of Nature with out imposing to heavily on the landscape, sustainability in tourism put in dramatic scenery with landmarks from its best architects.
Stop at Braset and get a View of the Glacier
One of the outlet glaciers of Svartisen is Engabreen and it ends at the lowest point of any glacier on the European mainland, at 20 meters above sea level.
Saltstraumen – World’s Strongest Tidal Current
Saltstraumen is one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. It is about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) southeast of the town of Bodø.
Ferry from Bodø to Lofoten
3 hours and 20 minutes on a Fjord Cruise also known as the Ferry
Reine & Sakris Island
This is where everyone goes to take their iconic postcard or Instagram pictures home to friends and family or random likes.
Nusfjord the Authentic Fishing Village
Nusfjord is one of the oldest and best-preserved fishing villages with long Lofoten fishery traditions. There is only one Nusfjord and it should not be missed since its charming and cosy.
Henningsvær; The “Venice of Lofoten”
Henningsvær is one of the most well-preserved architecture of the traditional Norwegian villages. We did not have much time in Henningsvær we only had a photo-stop and cinnamon rolls hunting! We found them at Lysstøperiet
If you want breathtaking pictures of Henningsvær check out the Norwegian Travel blogger Ingeborg and her gorgeous pictures of Henningsvær. You don’t have to read any Norwegian the pictures says it all: Henningsvær is a must see when doing a Road Trip in Northern Norway.
The Lofoten Cathedral in Kabelvåg
For 900 years, fishermen have prepared themselves for fishing in Lofoten at the church in Kabelvåg.
Ready for Road Trip in the Nautral Beauty of Northern Norway?