4 Top Photography Locations in Norway

We are excited to bring you — of the top photography locations in Norway.  These locations, and all the images in this article, come from Marco Capulli, who visited Norway back in 2013, shortly after he began learning photography and had his first DSLR camera.

seven sisters waterfall

Seven Sisters Waterfall is located along the Geirangerfjorden in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway (62° 06’ 31”N 07° 05’ 24”E).  The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) west of the village of Geiranger. Seeing as how it is so close, it is no surprise the waterfall is part of the Geiranger World Heritage Site.

The Seven Sisters is located on the northern side of Geirangerfjorden, and directly across the fjord lies a single waterfall called “The Suitor” (Norwegian: Friaren). The legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain. Meanwhile, across the fjord, the suitor (or courter) flirts playfully with them from afar.

The waterfall is 410 metres (1,350 ft) high and has a single drop of 250 metres (820 ft).  Surprisingly, Seven Sisters is only the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway.   It is not the height that is so impressive to me though, it is that this waterfall consists of seven separate streams

North Cape

North Cape, or Nordkapp, is a cape on the northern coast of the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway. The cape is in the city of Nordkapp, which is in Finnmark county, Norway.  You can reach it by following the E69 highway to its northern terminus.  While the North Cape is located on an island, the island is connected to the mainland via a bridge.

The popular tourist attraction includes a 307-meter-high cliff (1,007 ft) with a large flat plateau on top, where visitors, weather permitting, can view the Barents Sea to the north. North Cape Hall, a visitor center on the plateau offers a café, restaurant, post office, souvenir shop, a small museum and a cinema.

The cliff of North Cape is located at 71°10′21″N 25°47′04″E, about 2,102.3 km (1,306.3 mi) from the North Pole. This location is one of the northernmost points of Europe. Furthermore, both of these points are situated on an island, albeit one connected by road to the mainland. 

history of north cape

The North Cape was named by the Englishman Steven Borough, captain of the Edward Bonaventure, which sailed past in 1553 in search of the Northeast Passage. In 1943, the Battle of North Cape was fought in the Arctic Ocean off this cape, where the Nazi battleship Scharnhorst was eventually sunk by gunfire from the British battleship HMS Duke of York and torpedoes from the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord, and other ships of the British Navy.

tips for visiting north cape

As of 2018, an adult ticket cost 275 kr ($35 USD). While it is common for the view to be obstructed by fog, the ticket is valid for multiple entries within 48 hours, hopefully allowing an opportunity to return when there is better viewing opportunities.  Discount tickets are also available if you don’t want access to all the amenities for 180 kr ($23 USD).  Entrance is free if you arrive by foot or bicycle.

The hours change depending on the month so I recommend visiting the website for updated information on operating hours.

trollstigen

Trollstigen, or the Troll’s Path, is a serpentine mountain road in the municipality of Rauma, which is located in Møre og Romsdal County, Norway. It is part of County Road 63, which connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality.   This popular tourist road features a steep incline and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. During peak season, you can expect to see more than 2,500 vehicles drive the route each day.

 

The road is narrow with many sharp bends, and although several bends were widened during 2005 to 2012, vehicles over 12.4 meters (41 ft) long are prohibited from driving the road.  At the 700-meter (2,300 ft) plateau there is a parking lot and several view points overlooking the bends and the Stigfossen waterfall.

Stigfossen falls plummets 320 meters (1,050 ft) down the mountainside. 

Trollstigen is closed during late autumn and winter.  This usually means you can visit from mid-May to October, but you will want to pay attention to weather conditions to determine whether it will be open or not.

Reine

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative center of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometers (190 mi) southwest of the town of Tromsø. The 0.29-square-kilometre (72-acre) village had a population  of 309 as of 2016, up 2 people from 2013. 

Despite its small size and population, Reine has been a commercial centersince 1743 and is a popular tourist location, seeing thousands of visitors each year.  You can reach the village via the E10 highway, which passes through the village. Reine is located immediately to the south of Sakrisoya and Hamnøya.

The beautiful village of Reine has been coined, for good reason, the most beautiful village in Norway, and it can often be scene on the cover of tourist magazines.

Marco Capulli

I will let Marco introduce himself to our readers in his own words:

“Photography is a passion, a hobby that completes me as a man.”

My name is Marco Capulli, I was born in Rome and I’m lucky enough to live there.

I only approached the world of photography in recent times, in fact, my first SLR came only in 2011. I started with an entry level of the Canon brand, to accompany me on my travels and since then I have not been able to do without. I was born as a landscape designer, but I love photography in all its genres trying to progress even in different contexts. I studied a lot of theory over time and followed many professional and amateur photographers, also following digital development courses.

I see photography as a way of communicating, representing an idea of ​​the author or a state of mind … From 2017, I moved from the SLR system to the mirrorless system, entrusting myself to Sony, and at the moment I’m satisfied. Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as soon as I can, I take my backpack and go in search of new spot.”

You can find more of Marco’s work on Facebook (here or here) or 500px.

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