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20 Photos Of Norway’s Fairy Tale Architecture

Published 4 years ago

Norway started out as a kingdom in 872 and has existed ever since. It has also saved quite a bit of its traditional architecture. Traditional Norwegian architecture makes it look like a land out of a fairytale. Stave churches – so named because of the Norse words for their load-bearing poles – were extremely popular back in the 12th century, and their unique shape matched with all-wooden construction make is simply spectacular.

Norvegian vernacular (as in, built to local requirements and using local materials) architecture is wonderful. Moss and even trees grow on the roofs of wooden or stone buildings, making Norway a sort of Norse Shire. Have a look, and plan your next holiday accordingly!

(h/t: boredpanda)

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Borgund Stave Church

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Source: Tnarik Innael

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Source: Robert Cross

Barn In Valldal

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Source: thornews.com

Renndølsetra

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Source: reddit.com

Ancient Road Vindhellavegen

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Source: youtube.com

Bridge Over Låtefossen Waterfall

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Source: Max Rive

Under The Aurora

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Source: Hans Marius Mindrum

Kvednafossen Waterfall In Norway

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Source: Lars Neumann

At The End Of The World, Tjome

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Source: Allan Pedersen

Old Farmhouses

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Source: SoyabaraJohnny99

Natural Swimming Pool In The Forest

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Source: Strezz69

Old House

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Source: Slemulv

A House In Norway

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Source: Robert Snow

Old Village

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Source: imgur.com

Fjord Houses

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Source: AdMixStar

A Bridge In Norway

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Source: Will Zhang

Rogaland, Gullingen

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Source: dmitryprofi

Lake Bondhus

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Source: Jindra Rotscheid

Fairy House In Hunderfossen, Lillehammer

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Source: Ester Ayerdi

Fisherman Hut, Undredal

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Source: Ester Ayerdi

Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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