The beauty of Norway’s villages and towns is captured in 10+ stunning photographs.

Norway is the one place on the planet where I want to travel more than anywhere else. I’ve been drooling over photos of dramatic fjords, charming fishing villages, Northern lights… you name it, I’ve probably pinned it. But, as I’m sure many of you already know, Norway is notoriously expensive, and it’s about as far away as an Australian can travel. However, my big day has finally arrived! Next month, I’ll be taking my mother to the other side of the world to visit Norway, and the two of us are (understandably) ecstatic.

To amp up the excitement, we’ve been planning our adventures with the following inspiration in mind. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated – please leave a comment!

Tafjord – a fjord and village in Norddal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.

Tafjord norway
Image by Tobias Van Der Elst.

Flam is a village in Flmsdalen, near the mouth of the Aurlandsfjorden. The village is located in the municipality of Aurland in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

Flam village norway
Image by bvi4092.

Reine is a fishing village in Nordland County, Norway, and the administrative center of the municipality of Moskenes.

Reine village
Image by Melenama.

Ålesund – a town in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sunnmøre, and the center of the Ålesund Region. The town is a sea port, and is home to a unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture.

Ålesund village
Image by Edward Dalmulder.

Røros – a town in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The street photographed is Sleggveien or “Slag Street”.

Røros norway
Image by Randi Hausken.

Eigerøy island – near Egersund, Norway. The cabins pictured are available as holiday rentals.

Eigerøy island
Image by Sten Dueland.

Geiranger Fjord – located in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.

Geiranger Fjord
Image by Tristan Taussac.

Henningsvær – a fishing village located on several small islands off the southern coast of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago in Norway.

Image by Martin de Lusenet.

Farsund – a town and municipality in the county of Vest-Agder, Norway.

Image by Thomas Depenbusch.

Cabins in Norway – precise location unkown.

Cabins in Norway
Image by Tobias Van Der Elst.

Bryggen, also known as Tyskebryggen, is a collection of Hanseatic commercial buildings that line the eastern side of the fjord entering Bergen, Norway. The site has been on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage sites since 1979.

Image by Andres Nieto Porras.

Polarlicht-Reise – Norway.

Image by Carsten Frenzl.