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 3 years 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 3 years ago

this is actually genius!

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#3 Ancient Road Vindhellavegen

Ancient Road Vindhellavegen

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HannaElQasem 3 years ago

this scenery is from one of my dreams !

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#4 Renndølsetra

Renndølsetra

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DebraLacy 3 years ago

The original green roof systems!

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#5 Natural Swimming Pool In The Forest

Natural Swimming Pool In The Forest

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AlanMorris 3 years ago

Natural round concrete swimming pool :D

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#6 Under The Aurora

Under The Aurora

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BarbiLucas 3 years ago

Magical!

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#7 At The End Of The World, Tjome

At The End Of The World, Tjome

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ChrisHagen 3 years ago

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

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#8 Kvednafossen Waterfall In Norway

Kvednafossen Waterfall In Norway

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MichelBaecke 3 years ago

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

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#9 Old Farmhouses

Old Farmhouses

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ERForde 3 years ago

Old seter huts in Norangdal valley. Very beautiful spot.

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#10 House In Norway

House In Norway

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RihardsVeide 3 years ago

Near Hemsedal town !

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#11 Fairy House In Hunderfossen, Lillehammer

Fairy House In Hunderfossen, Lillehammer

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Jørn-MortenInnselset 3 years ago

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

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#12 Old House

Old House

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MandyWard 3 years ago

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

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#13 Fjord Houses

Fjord Houses

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LynnMay 3 years ago

No those are like CHEVY houses. lol

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#14 Bridge In Norway

Bridge In Norway

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AveryNey 3 years ago

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

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#15 Old Village

Old Village

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GryChristensen 3 years ago

Does anyone know where this is in Norway?

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#16 Lake Bondhus

Lake Bondhus

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AshleighWilling 3 years ago

Though it's not inside a cave, this feels a lot like the lake Harry Potter and Dumbledore visited. I used to see Potter-like things often, but it's been a long time.

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#17 Fantoft Stave Church, Near Bergen.

Fantoft Stave Church, Near Bergen.

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MikaelNordström 3 years ago

Built on the remains of the old stave church that was burnt to the ground in 1992, re-opened 1997.

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#18 Rogaland, Gullingen

Rogaland, Gullingen

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JenniferBlanchard 3 years ago

I love the trees growing on the roofs

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#19 Borgund Stavkirke

Borgund Stavkirke

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DianeDesAutels 3 years ago

Is this an old photo of the same stave church as the first (modern, color) photo?

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#20 Møre Og Romsdal

Møre Og Romsdal

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3 years ago

Outside Sykkylven an old sæter, in the North West coast of Norway

#21 Fisherman Hut, Undredal

Fisherman Hut, Undredal

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BengiÇoban 3 years ago

Looks like Skyrim.

#22 Aurora Over The Small Fishing Village Bugøynes

Aurora Over The Small Fishing Village Bugøynes

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#23 Vardøhus Fortress

Vardøhus Fortress

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KristinePhillips 3 years ago

Neat formation

#24 Small House In Norway

Small House In Norway

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bojanradovanovic 3 years ago

i think it's Volvo!?

#25 Magic Kingdom Of Bekkelaget

Magic Kingdom Of Bekkelaget

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MerMeridian 3 years ago

I think I want an extended visit here.

#26 Brandbu, Hadeland

Brandbu, Hadeland

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#27 King Oscar Ii Chapel, Grense Jakobselv

King Oscar Ii Chapel, Grense Jakobselv

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MegSampson 3 years ago

The front door looks as if it's frowning at people

#28 Fåvang, Gudbrandsdalen

Fåvang, Gudbrandsdalen

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IdaHay 3 years ago

This is very pretty and a very norweigan landscape, though I'm afraid it has nothing to do with architecture...

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#29 Overtaken

Overtaken

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MerMeridian 3 years ago

The trees growing from those roofs worry me for the house's sake!

#30 Smallest Church In Scandinavia, Undredal

Smallest Church In Scandinavia, Undredal

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RunarPettersen 3 years ago

This is not the smallest church in Norway. This is the smallest stave church. The smallest church in Norway is St. Georgs kapell in Neiden.

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#31 The Smallest Church In Norway: The Chapel Of Saint George At Neiden

The Smallest Church In Norway: The Chapel Of Saint George At Neiden

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VirginiaFaedo 3 years ago

this is so walking dead

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#32 Foggy Skjeppsjøen Lake

Foggy Skjeppsjøen Lake

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PrincessTabitha 3 years ago

Looks like a mouth or eye about to open.

#33 Bud, West Coast Of Norway

Bud, West Coast Of Norway

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#34 Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger, Norway

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Nora Miller 1 year ago

The ship and the RV's look soo out of place. It hurts the eyes to look at. The picture otherwise is great.

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#35 Geiranger

Geiranger

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#36 View Over Randsfjorden

View Over Randsfjorden

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IdaHay 3 years ago

This is very pretty and a very norweigan landscape, though I'm afraid it has nothing to do with architecture...

#37 Northern Norway, 2 P.m., In December

Northern Norway, 2 P.m., In December

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#38 Skibladner (gjøvik)

Skibladner (gjøvik)

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3 years ago

http://www.skibladner.no/engelsk/index.htm

#39 Byrknes

Byrknes

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#40 Barcode Skyline In Oslo

Barcode Skyline In Oslo

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#41 Steigen In The North Of Norway.

Steigen In The North Of Norway.

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#42 Troll Near Byrknes

Troll Near Byrknes

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#43 Lillehammer Sky Jumping Station

Lillehammer Sky Jumping Station

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Kåre Konradsen 1 week ago

Ski jumping, not sky jumping ;)

#44 Church Window In Geilo

Church Window In Geilo

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#45 Kannesteinen, I Oppedal På Vestsiden Av Vågsøy Norge

Kannesteinen, I Oppedal På Vestsiden Av Vågsøy Norge

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#46 Autumn Om Oppland

Autumn Om Oppland

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LianeFleury 3 years ago

Fairy Tale Architecture????

#47 Spooky House And Rolling Stones On Værøy.

Spooky House And Rolling Stones On Værøy.

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Debs 3 years ago

A house to avoid.......

#48 Frogner Park

Frogner Park

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MerMeridian 3 years ago

What a great scene!

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#49 Old Barn

Old Barn

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#50 Hoddevik, Stad

Hoddevik, Stad

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#51 Hoddevik, West Norway

Hoddevik, West Norway

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#52 Romsdalsfjord Mot Molde.

Romsdalsfjord Mot Molde.

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#53 Snowy Baklandet And Nidelva

Snowy Baklandet And Nidelva

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#54 Hardanger Fjord

Hardanger Fjord

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#55 Hovikbukta, Namsos, Nord-trondelag

Hovikbukta, Namsos, Nord-trondelag

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captaingrumpy 3 years ago

Norwegian for Timbuktoo.

#56 Nidarosdomen Og Nidelva

Nidarosdomen Og Nidelva

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Meridian 3 years ago

I love the light play, going from dark in the front to light in the back. Great eye!

#57 Old Farm In Vingelen, From The 15th Century

Old Farm In Vingelen, From The 15th Century

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#58 Fløyen Mountain, Bergen

Fløyen Mountain, Bergen

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#59 Stave Church In Vik

Stave Church In Vik

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#60 Trollstigen Camping

Trollstigen Camping

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#61 Anders Bekke's Stave Church In Ortnevik

Anders Bekke's Stave Church In Ortnevik

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#62 Vesterålen

Vesterålen

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#63 Flam

Flam

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#64 Church In Vik

Church In Vik

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Meridian 3 years ago

Great shot!

#65 Church In Vik

Church In Vik

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#66 Latefossen

Latefossen

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#68 De Heibergske Samlinger - Museum In Kaupanger, Norway

De Heibergske Samlinger - Museum In Kaupanger, Norway

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Meridian 3 years ago

(Love the dandelions!)

#69 Dovrefjell.

Dovrefjell.

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#70 De Heibergske Samlinger - Museum In Kaupanger, Norway

De Heibergske Samlinger - Museum In Kaupanger, Norway

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#71 Cottage Entry In Flom

Cottage Entry In Flom

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PabloSanchez 3 years ago

This is not Flom, It is in Geiranger, I just live in front of it!

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#72 Trondheim Cathedral

Trondheim Cathedral

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