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Vemork powerstation in Rjukan – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 318 Vemork is the name of a hydroelectric power plant outside Rjukan in Tinn, Norway. The plant was built by Norsk Hydro and opened in 1911, its main purpose being to fix nitrogen for the production of fertilizer. At opening, it was the world’s largest power plant with a capacity […]

Låtefossen waterfalls in Odda – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 317 Låtefossen or Låtefoss is a waterfall located in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland County, Norway. The 165-metre tall waterfall is unique and thus it is a well-known tourist attraction in the area. It is special in that it consists of two separate streams flowing down from the lake […]

Nylandsveien near Barcode in Oslo – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 315 The Barcode Project is a section of the Bjørvika portion of the Fjord City redevelopment on former dock and industrial land in central Oslo. It consists of a row of new multi-purpose high-rise buildings, that was completed in 2016. The developer is marketing the project as “The Opera Quarter.” […]

Rostockgata at Barcode in Oslo – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 314 Rostockgata is a street in the Barcode area in Bjørvika, Oslo in Norway. The street runs between Trelastgata and Dronning Eufemias gate. The white building shown in the photos houses DNB NOR and is called DNB öst-bygget (east building). DnB NOR Building. Architects: MVRDV, Dark Arkitekter and a-lab. Three […]

Wismargata at Barcode in Oslo – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 313 Wismargata is a street in the Barcode area in Bjørvika, Oslo in Norway. The street runs between Trelastgata and Dronning Eufemias gate. The black building shown in the photos houses DNB and is called DNB vest-bygget (west building). The DNB west building has a powerful expression, with spectacular angles […]

Sohlbergplassen utsiktsplass in Rondane – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 273 Sohlbergplassen, the viewing point at Atnsjøen lake, curves gently around slender pine trees. The platform frames the view towards the lake and the rounded peaks of the Rondane massif almost exactly as they appear in Harald Sohlberg’s famous painting “Winter’s Night in Rondane”. National Tourist Route Rondane is a […]

Vargebakkane at Valdresflye – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 272 Vargebakkane at Valdresflye is a place in the highland of Norway. National Tourist Route Valdresflye runs from Garli to Hindsæter, with a detour to Gjende, a total distance of 49 km (Road 51). This is an excellent alternative if you are heading north, or it can be included in […]

Trollstigen Centre in Møre og Romsdal – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 271 Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. On the top of the mountain road, a new information centre, the Trollstigen Centre has been opened. It is part of Norwegian County Road 63 that connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the […]

Steiningsholmen in Skudeneshavn – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 207 Skudeneshavn (also known as Skudeneshamn or simply Skudenes) is a town in Karmøy municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located on the southernmost tip of the island of Karmøy at the entrance to the Boknafjorden and Karmsundet strait. The town is part of the traditional district of Haugaland. […]

Kråkenes Lighthouse in Vågsøy – N

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 181 Kråkenes Lighthouse (Norwegian: Kråkenes fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Vågsøy Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located on a rocky, knife-like promontory jutting out of the northwestern tip of the island of Vågsøy. It was first lit in 1906 and automated in 1986. The original lighthouse […]