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 1 year 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 1 year ago

this is actually genius!

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#3 Bridge Over Låtefossen Waterfall

Bridge Over Låtefossen Waterfall

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NikiDennisDowrick 1 year ago

How did they mange to build that?!

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#4 Ancient Road Vindhellavegen

Ancient Road Vindhellavegen

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HannaElQasem 1 year ago

this scenery is from one of my dreams !

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#5 Renndølsetra

Renndølsetra

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DebraLacy 1 year 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 1 year ago

Natural round concrete swimming pool :D

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#7 Under The Aurora

Under The Aurora

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BarbiLucas 1 year ago

Magical!

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#8 At The End Of The World, Tjome

At The End Of The World, Tjome

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ChrisHagen 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Old seter huts in Norangdal valley. Very beautiful spot.

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#11 House In Norway

House In Norway

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RihardsVeide 1 year ago

Near Hemsedal town !

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#12 Fairy House In Hunderfossen, Lillehammer

Fairy House In Hunderfossen, Lillehammer

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Jørn-MortenInnselset 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

No those are like CHEVY houses. lol

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#15 Bridge In Norway

Bridge In Norway

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AveryNey 1 year 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 1 year ago

Does anyone know where this is in Norway?

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