The world’s biggest moose sculpture was recently uncovered in Norway. The sculpture towers 32 feet (10 meters) above the ground, and stretches 39 feet (12 meters), and it’s located in the municipality of Stor-Elvdal in the county of Hedmark. Continue reading »
Carl Størmer (1872-1957) enjoyed a hobby that was very, very unusual at the time. He walked around Oslo, Norway in the 1890s with his spy camera and secretly took everyday pictures of people. The subjects in Størmer’s pictures appear in their natural state. It extremely differs from the grave and strict posing trends that dominated in photography during those years. Continue reading »
Fantastic travel landscapes by Julia Kivelä, a talented self-taught photographer who was born and raised St. Petersburg, Russia and currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Julia focuses mainly on landscape, adventure, lifestyle, and outdoor photography. Continue reading »
Britt Marie Bye is a Norwegian photographer who for the past couple of years has been exploring above the Arctic circle in Norway and taking pictures of the abandoned houses she found there. Her pictures have an eerie sense of calmness and serenity to them and they’re just what you need to take your mind off the everyday stress of the city. Continue reading »
At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. With its immediate proximity with the forces of nature, the restaurant, which will also function as a research center for marine life, is a tribute to the Norwegian coast and to Lindesnes – to the wild fauna of the sea and to the rocky coastline of Norway’s southern tip. Continue reading »
Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen moves elements of domestic life into the outdoors, producing large installations built from books, lamps, and other displaced objects. His works are placed in remote areas of Norway’s forest, and either balance precariously in a selected location or illuminate a particular patch of the surrounding wooded environment. Continue reading »
After a family found this wild deer injured, they nursed it back to health and saved it from certain death. Continue reading »
Located on coast of Stokkøya, Norway, just next to the water, overlooking the neighboring islands and the Norwegian Sea, is Hadar’s House, a small home for a chef, designed by Asante Architecture & Design. As part of the overall house design, the home owner wanted to make sure there would be sea views from all of the rooms throughout the house. Continue reading »
A worker opens the iced entrance door to storeroom 1 at international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway, October 20, 2015. Two consignments of crop seeds will be deposited next year in a “doomsday vault” built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global supplies. The vault, which opened on the Svalbard archipelago in 2008, is designed to protect crop seeds, such as beans, rice and wheat against the worst cataclysms of nuclear war or disease. (Photo by Anna Filipova/Reuters)
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Wherever you are in the world, looking at the ocean, coastline or nearby lake can often have a remarkably calming influence.
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“We are two tripletsisters from Norway that are passionate about photography and music. My sister Emilie Hamn (on instagram: @artphotographer17) is the one who takes the photos, and I Madeleine Hamn (on instagram: @birdmadeleine) is the model and musician and uses inspiration from music in the photos. The thing we have in common is our passion for art, nature, fairytales, and instagram.”, says Madeleine to Bored Panda. Continue reading »
If you want to get the best view of Aurora Borealis, it is best to be as far away from light pollution as possible.
Known as the Krystall hotel, the unusual property is being developed by company Dutch Docklands, which specialises in floating structures and will be the first floating hotel in Europe. The floating Krystall hotel will be based in the fjords near Tromso, in Norway, which sits within the Arctic Circle – the perfect spot for watching the Northern Lights.
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How do you adequately craft a memorial for one of the worst days in a country’s modern history? That’s the question that was posed to architects and artists as part of a competition for a dual-site memorial commemorating the attacks in Norway on July 22nd, 2011. On that day, 77 people were killed, eight by an Oslo car bomb and 69 in a massacre at a youth event on the island of Utøya. After holding an open competition, Norway has decided to install a pair of memorials designed by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks. Continue reading »
A shoal of herring was swimming close to the surface in a Norwegian bay when the water suddenly froze after a harsh wind caused temperatures to suddenly dip. Continue reading »
The Seven Sisters is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. The waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and the tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 metres (820 ft). The waterfall is located along the Geirangerfjorden in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) west of the village of Geiranger. It is part of the Geiranger World Heritage Site. Continue reading »
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