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.

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 3 years 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 3 years ago

Donald Trump's hair

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#3

Skalholt, Iceland

Skalholt, Iceland

Lindsay Snow Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

lol The door has a face on it!

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#4

Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

Tanja Le Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I wonder what the other side of the house looks like

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#5

Renndølsetra, Norway

Renndølsetra, Norway

reddit Report

Mitzi Reinbold 3 years ago

Does anyone else think the mountain looks like Jaws?

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#6

Norway

Norway

Robert Snow Report

Cesi Baca 3 years 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. 3 years 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 3 years 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

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Serenity

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#10

Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Every house has grass!

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#11

Kvednafossen Waterfall, Norway

Kvednafossen Waterfall, Norway

Lars Neumann Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Does it relocate during high tide?

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#12

Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger, Norway

Admixstar Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I guess when you move... you don't move very far! lol

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#13

Island Of Streymoy, Saksun, Faroe Islands

Island Of Streymoy, Saksun, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

That is one lonnnnggggg house!

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#14

Jølster, Norway

Jølster, Norway

Alun W Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

One word... WOW!

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#15

Hellissandur , Iceland

Hellissandur , Iceland

For 91 Days Report

#16

Rogaland, Gullingen, Norway

Rogaland, Gullingen, Norway

dmitryprofi Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

No trees in the yard... but we got plenty on the roof!

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#17

Skjolden, Norway

Skjolden, Norway

Noam Gordon Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Love the red door

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#18

Norway

Norway

imgur Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

There's no paths, and no windows - which leads me to believe they aren't inhabited

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#19

Glaumbaer, Iceland

Glaumbaer, Iceland

stsigner Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Again another long house!

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#20

Norway

Norway

Slemulv Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Seems to me that when the snow melts, you're house is now a houseboat.

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#21

Iceland

Iceland

Nick Potter Report

Liz Feeser-Regan 2 years ago

I have no idea why this only got 19 points I think it is very sharp looking.

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#22

Norway

Norway

SurabayaJohnny99 Report

#23

Olden, Norway

Olden, Norway

Rob Sese Report

#24

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Kenny Drew Report

Verena Pacelli 3 years ago

looks so cozy!

#25

Saksun Church, Faroe Islands

Saksun Church, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

get in 3 years ago

Breath taking view, how serene.

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#26

Skálholt, Iceland

Skálholt, Iceland

Karen Tipper Report

Laura Ingles. 3 years ago

A cottage with it's own church like building next to it.... Interesting...

#27

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Samy Berkani Report

#28

Norway

Norway

Zsolt Halasi Report

Aegon VI Targaryen 3 years ago

volvo, from sweden not hollywood. :P

#29

Mykines Village, Faroe Islands

Mykines Village, Faroe Islands

Max Rewinski Report

#30

Norway

Norway

Johanne Marie Rogn Report

Jamie Temple 3 years ago

I spy a sheep!

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