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

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Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#3

Skalholt, Iceland

Skalholt, Iceland

Lindsay Snow Report

#4

Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

Tanja Le Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder what the other side of the house looks like

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#5

Renndølsetra, Norway

Renndølsetra, Norway

reddit Report

#6

Norway

Norway

Robert Snow Report

#7

Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

#8

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Andrea Izzotti Report

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#10

Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

#11

Kvednafossen Waterfall, Norway

Kvednafossen Waterfall, Norway

Lars Neumann Report

#12

Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger, Norway

Admixstar Report

#13

Island Of Streymoy, Saksun, Faroe Islands

Island Of Streymoy, Saksun, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

#15

Hellissandur , Iceland

Hellissandur , Iceland

For 91 Days Report

#16

Rogaland, Gullingen, Norway

Rogaland, Gullingen, Norway

dmitryprofi Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#18

Norway

Norway

imgur Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#20

Norway

Norway

Slemulv Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#25

Saksun Church, Faroe Islands

Saksun Church, Faroe Islands

Nick Fox Report

#26

Skálholt, Iceland

Skálholt, Iceland

Karen Tipper Report

#27

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Samy Berkani Report

#28

Norway

Norway

Zsolt Halasi Report

#29

Mykines Village, Faroe Islands

Mykines Village, Faroe Islands

Max Rewinski Report

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