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May 6, 2020

34 Wonderful Color Photos of Norway in the Early 1960s

Norway is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose mainland territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; Mainland Norway and the remote island of Jan Mayen as well as the archipelago of Svalbard form Metropolitan Norway.

Norway has a total area of 385,207 square kilometers (148,729 sq mi). The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long), bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side.

Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. The maritime influence also dominates Norway's climate with mild lowland temperatures on the sea coasts, whereas the interior, while colder, is also a lot milder than areas elsewhere in the world on such northerly latitudes.

This beautiful country is also considered one of the most livable places in the world.

These wonderful color photos of this beautiful country were taken by nickphoto21 during his trip to Norway in 1960 and 1961.

A Norwegian fjord, 1960

At the foot of a branch of the glacier, Norway, 1960

Balestrand. Kvikne's Hotel, 1960

Balestrand. Ship Fanaraaken, 1960

Bergen Harbour, 1960

Fjaerland in 1960

Fjaerland with the Jostedalsbreen Glacier (the largest in Europe) in the gaps between the far mountains, 1960

Oslo harbour, 1960

Oslo Town Hall, 1960

Oslo. Frogner Park, 1960

Oslo. Frogner Park, 1960

Steam train at Myrdal station, 1960

The Sognefjord, 1960

The Sognefjord, 1960

A Norwegian sailing ship, 1961

Balestrand in 1961

Balestrand Quay, 1961

Balestrand. Kkikne's Hotel, 1961

Bergen Harbour, 1961

Bergen street scenes, 1961

Flam, and the fjord end of the Flam railway, 1961

From the Flam railway, 1961

Geiranger and the end of the fjord, 1961

Geiranger and the end of the fjord, 1961

Geiranger fjord, 1961Geiranger fjord, 1961

Geiranger fjord. The “Seven Sisters” waterfall, 1961

Geiranger Harbour, 1961

Geiranger in 1961

Gudvangen in 1961

Olden. The Briksdal Glacier, 1961

Ship Sognefjord, 1961

The foot of the Olden Glacier, 1961

The Ship Gudvangen, 1961

Vik. Stave church, 1961




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