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Sunset from the top of Kongsfjellet in Bekkjarvik, just an hour drive from Bergen.
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Photo by Bekkjarvik Gjestehavn

Hello. It’s Sondre from @overlandnorway, here together with my good friend on a 6-hour hike to Naganibbå in Hjelmeland.
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In Norway there is no reason to stay indoors. And this summer, together with my outdoor-loving friends, we’re driving through the Norwegian wildeness. In green, old Jeeps with roof top tents.
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Stay tuned for more.
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Takeover by @sondreforsell

Every day can end beautifully.
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Watching the sun go below the horizon is something we never get tired off. And the Selje Abbey, located on a small island just south of the most western point of Norway, is one of our favourite sunset spots.
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Read more about this spectacular site and the almost 1000 year old monastary at VisitNorway.com
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Photo by Thomas Bickhardt.

@georgetheexplorer: Ålesund, also known as "the Venice of the north". The intricate waterways - along with stunning architecture - make this my favourite Norwegian city. As with my last post, this was shot on the brand new Nikon D7500. Thanks @nikonschooluk! #VisitNorway

@georgetheexplorer: golden light pours into Storfjorden, illuminating silver waterfalls crashing from the snow melt above. Fairytales are real!


Lots of people messaged me yesterday regarding gear - I was using the new Nikon D7500 on this trip, primarily with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens @nikonschooluk ✌🏼#visitnorway

Hi everyone, @georgetheexplorer here! I've just returned from an AMAZING adventure to the Ålesund and Sunnmøre area with the @nikonschooluk. No trip to Sunnmøre is complete without a visit to Geiranger! #visitnorway

"The World’s Most Beautiful Night Walk” to the summit of Gaustatoppen - where you’ll get Norway’s greatest view.
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On a clear day, you can see one-sixth of mainland Norway from the summit. And deep down in the valley, 1600 meters below your feet, you’ll see Rjukan. A beautiful small town with consistent architecture, industrial heritage and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Start: Stavro parking lot
Duration: 2,5 hours one way*
Level: Intermediate
Altitude: 1100 – 1883 masl
Length: 4.5 km
Season: July - September
Climate: Bring warm windproof clothes even if the weather forecast is good.
Tripadvisor Traveler Reviews: 94 % recommend this hike.
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Travel tip: *There is a former secret Cold War facility that enables you to get to the top of Gaustatoppen Mountain, from the inside.
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Entering this facility is like stepping into a classic James Bond movie. First a tram takes you almost a kilometer inside the mountain, before you switch over to a cable car and continues on a rocky journey at an 40 degrees incline.
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After just 15 minutes you have reached the summit.
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Read more about hiking at visitnorway.com
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Photo by Aleksander Myklebust

It takes some effort to get up here - and it’s all worth it when the sun is showing you its most beautiful symphony of colours.
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Fanaråkken in Jotunheimen National Park is surrounded by Norway’s highest mountains. During summer, the lodge offers opportunities for food and shelter for those who just love sunsets and want to enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular performances with a front-row view.
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Because of its location, the lodge is not replenished with fresh foods during the season. This means that the menu is a bit limited, but the guests still give it much praise. “People aren’t expecting much and become pleasantly surprised when they come up and get to enjoy 3-course dinners and fresh-baked bread for breakfast”, says one of the hosts.
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Duration: 5 – 8 hours
Level: More challenging hike
Altitude: 884 – 2068 masl
Length: 7.5 kilometres
Season: July-September
Climate: Fannaråken is known for its shift in weather. Bring warm clothes even if the weather forecast is good.
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Read more about hiking in Norway at visitnorway.com
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Photo by Thomas Rasmus Skaug

How much do we really know about the world that hides underneath the surface?
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Just outside Ålesund, you’ll find Atlanterhavsparken, one of the largest Saltwater-Aquariums in northern Europe. Here young explorers can learn more about life in the Atlantic Ocean, and be fascinated by the hectic activity in the large tank where divers hand-feed the fish.
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Be curious. Go to visitnorway.com for more.
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Photo by Atlanterhavsparken

Traveling with the Flåm Railway is a journey through wild nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape.
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It is one of the steepest railways in the world, and in the span of a single hour it takes you from the Sognefjord to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station. National Geographic has named the Flåm Railway as one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe, and Lonely Planet named it the best train journey in the world in 2014.
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At visitnorway.com you can read more about the Flåm Railway and traveling in Norway by train.
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Travel tip: The end station at Myrdal is also a station on the Bergen Railway, which means that the Flåm Railway corresponds with trains on the Oslo to Bergen line.
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Photo by Morten Rakke

It's not the hike that takes your breath away, it's the view.
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Rampestreken Viewpoint sticks into thin air, 565 metres above the alpine town of Åndalsnes. The hike is rather steep, but the stairs made by Nepalese Sherpas makes it easily accessible. The locals love this hike, and they often do this for exercising to be rewarded with a breathtaking view.
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Travel tip: You’ll pass by the Rampestreken Viewpoint if you walk the Romsdalseggen ridge, one of Norway’s most beautiful hikes. This hike is about 10-12 km and takes 5-7 hours. There are three route options: one easy, one of medium difficulty and one extreme that requires a mountain guide. Even the most seasoned hiker will be amazed by the picturesque nature.
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Get the full story at visitnorway.com
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Photo by Matti Bernitz
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Time moves in its own pace when you're surrounded by masterpieces of nature.
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Plan your outdoor adventure at visitnorway.com
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Photo by @bardbasberg
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Travel tip:
Loen Skylift in #Nordfjord will bring you from the fjord to the top of Mt. Hoven (1011 m) in five minutes, and is one of the world’s steepest cable cars. From the top you can enjoy panoramic views of the Fjord landscape and the Jostedalsbreen National Park.
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#VisitNorway @VisitNordfjord @loenskylift

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