Think Norway, and the first thing that comes to mind are fjords, blonde people and Vikings - not fairy tale architecture.

Below, you’ll find photographs of architecture in the Norwegian countryside that looks like it’s been taken straight from a fairy tale. The architectural styles range from Stave churches, which were built during the Middle Ages, to ghostly natural waterfalls and traditional wooden houses constructed in the Norwegian vernacular style (byggeskikk) during the 19th century.

Let us know which of the pictures you think wouldn’t be out of place in a fairy tale, and as always, feel free to submit your own examples from your own travels in Norway.

#1 Borgund Stave Church

Borgund Stave Church

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BarbiLucas 10 months ago

Would fit in very well in Lord of the Rings

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#2 Barn In Valldal

Barn In Valldal

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EmmaTanglevine 10 months ago

this is actually genius!

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#3 Bridge Over Låtefossen Waterfall

Bridge Over Låtefossen Waterfall

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NikiDennisDowrick 10 months ago

How did they mange to build that?!

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#4 Ancient Road Vindhellavegen

Ancient Road Vindhellavegen

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HannaElQasem 10 months ago

this scenery is from one of my dreams !

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#5 Renndølsetra

Renndølsetra

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DebraLacy 10 months ago

The original green roof systems!

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#6 Natural Swimming Pool In The Forest

Natural Swimming Pool In The Forest

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AlanMorris 10 months ago

Natural round concrete swimming pool :D

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#8 At The End Of The World, Tjome

At The End Of The World, Tjome

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ChrisHagen 10 months ago

I'm from there.. but verdens ende is more like edge of the world if you translate it correctly.

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#9 Kvednafossen Waterfall In Norway

Kvednafossen Waterfall In Norway

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MichelBaecke 10 months ago

Now I understand why Norvegians migrants settled on the west coast of Canada, it's identical

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#10 Old Farmhouses

Old Farmhouses

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ERForde 10 months ago

Old seter huts in Norangdal valley. Very beautiful spot.

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#12 Fairy House In Hunderfossen, Lillehammer

Fairy House In Hunderfossen, Lillehammer

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Jørn-MortenInnselset 10 months ago

That's just a theme park replica of a fantasy castle

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#13 Old House

Old House

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MandyWard 10 months ago

I have the "Heidi" theme tune going in my head now...

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#14 Fjord Houses

Fjord Houses

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LynnMay 10 months ago

No those are like CHEVY houses. lol

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#15 Bridge In Norway

Bridge In Norway

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AveryNey 10 months ago

This would be an epic site for a last battle!!

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#16 Old Village

Old Village

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GryChristensen 10 months ago

Does anyone know where this is in Norway?

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