THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES across our planet that are beautiful. Every place has its own sort of beauty if you look hard enough — some stark and rugged, some gentle and calming.
But with Norway, there’s no interpretation needed. There’s no “looking hard enough.” You just open your eyes and let it soak in. The fjords along the west coast, the brilliant auroras during winter, the glacial islands in the Arctic, the mountains and cliffs rising from water to sky — it’s a combination found nowhere else, and it’s surely in the running for nature at its finest. Here are 13 photos that prove it.