Scandinavians are serious about their green roofs. They've had them for a while now and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere. They even have a competition every year to determine the best green roof project in Scandinavia by the Scandinavian Green Roof Association! But there is a reason why Scandinavians like these green roofs so much... They are not only a beautiful feature for a house, but they also offer numerous social, environmental and financial benefits. They absorb rainwater, reduce winter heating costs, reduce summer air-conditioning costs, provide insulation, and are long lasting - just to name a few.


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Keep on scrolling to take a look at Bored Panda's compiled list of the most unique and beautiful living roofs in Scandinavia.

#1 Hofskirkja, Iceland

Hofskirkja, Iceland

Menno Schaefer Report

get in 10 months ago

It wasn't the roof that caught my eye, it was the moguls for a lawn. Must need a goat for trimming that.

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#2 Thjorsardalur, Iceland

Thjorsardalur, Iceland

Dominik Frings Report

Mitzi Reinbold 10 months ago

Donald Trump's hair

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#3 Skalholt, Iceland

Skalholt, Iceland

Lindsay Snow Report

Julie Zanker 10 months ago

I would love to have a peek inside this house!

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#4 Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

Tanja Le Report

Laura Ingles. 10 months ago

Anytime the owner of this cottage needs someone to look after this little treasure,I'd volunteer...The view of the sea is amazing....

#5 Renndølsetra, Norway

Renndølsetra, Norway

reddit Report

Mitzi Reinbold 10 months ago

Does anyone else think the mountain looks like Jaws?

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#6 Norway

Norway

Robert Snow Report

Cesi Baca 10 months ago

Looks like it's going to collapse someday.

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#7 Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

Laura Ingles. 10 months ago

Absolutely stunning.... .I want to live there now,grow vegetables,have free roaming chickens and live a happier,healthier life...

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#8 Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Andrea Izzotti Report

Daria B 10 months ago

I feel like I can pet these houses and they'd show me affection if I did that.

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#9 Church Of Funningur, Faroe Islands

Church Of Funningur, Faroe Islands

Marco Grassi Report

Rana 5 months ago

faroe island is heaven on this planet ...

#10 Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

Vincent Jay 10 months ago

Pic #1 Reminds me of those creepy Thomas Kincaid paintings.