Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

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Photographer from Norway Britt M (Britt M) made a series of fascinating pictures of abandoned houses in Scandinavia. Mysterious wooden houses, farms and huts appear against the backdrop of the beautiful northern landscapes of Sweden and Norway.

The author of the project is Britt M

She added that she often imagines the difficulties of the family who sought refuge under these roofs, and many possible stories explaining why they had to leave their homes.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Silence and snow. There are no footprints on the path to the front door. The house is located in the Swedish province of Vermland. There are no hints in it about the last time people lived here and when they disappeared.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Entering the house, the photographer found a bathroom without paint or any other decor, with a rusty bathtub and an old-fashioned water barrel.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Upstairs in the same house, in one of the rooms, there was a dressing table and a wardrobe for ages. If this was the scene of a horror movie, then the ghosts of the past would definitely live in the mirrors.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

This simple wooden house with a tin roof is set against the idyllic scenery of a fjord in Tromsø in northern Norway. For some reason, it has been abandoned for a long time.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

This house is located in Estfall, the southernmost region of Norway, adjacent to the Swedish border. This house may have been abandoned due to flooding, judging by its location.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

This railway line in Estfall was closed, and the station building in Gautestad remained abandoned.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

This picture of a woodcutter's hut in Norwegian Estfall with the most beautiful light was taken when the ground was covered with frost.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Low clouds hang over Troms in northern Norway. In this part of Scandinavia, there are about 60 polar nights a year when the sun does not come out for whole days, and this is a very depressing place.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Britt M says: "I was shocked by how many of them there were. Farms, houses, huts and cottages. Everyone was abandoned many years ago, and everyone tells their own story."

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

This picture was taken in Vermland north of Gothenburg during a short but beautiful Swedish summer.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Troms County is dominated by rural areas, but the local capital of Troms is a city with a population of 70 thousand people, which plays a key role in Norway's oil and gas production in the North Sea.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Many of the houses that Britt M came across were abandoned by farmers, fishermen or forest workers. The remote location of these houses makes repairs or demolition pointless.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

This house stands under the dark skies of Akershus in Norway.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Snow lies untouched next to two abandoned houses in Buskerud County west of Oslo in Norway.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

There is a Swedish magazine on the windowsill in this house in Vermland. In some houses there were some hints of the reasons why they were abandoned, but it could also be cottages that became too expensive to maintain.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

A lantern is still lit on the porch of this house in Akershus, Norway, and a children's bicycle is standing in front of the door, as if the residents of the house had left this place quite recently.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Vermland is a very peaceful place now, but 200 years ago there was a Swedish-Norwegian war here. Crown Prince Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte attacked Norway in 1814 and made it a Swedish possession.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

This picture of a house in Vermland was taken on a frosty morning in early spring.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Breathtaking Norwegian landscapes and giant fjords date back thousands of years. The houses in Troms County, many of which are abandoned, resemble houses in the highlands of Scotland.

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

Britt M says: "A few years ago, a serious infection broke my immune system, and I had a strong allergic reaction to many things that surround me in everyday life. This made it difficult, almost impossible to communicate or even be in any crowded places. While I was undergoing treatment, I turned to the beautiful Scandinavian nature so that I could have a place where I could breathe freely and distract myself from my health problems."

Abandoned houses of Scandinavia, complementing the beauty of northern nature

"I am healthy again and have stopped being a lonely forest traveler. But I'm still looking for and renting these abandoned houses in Scandinavia. They have become my outlet in difficult times, and I feel the need to continue telling these stories, to keep them in the present, even though they were left in the past," says the photographer.

Keywords: Houses | Abandoned buildings | Scandinavia

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