A summer day in a fairy-tale forest

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EXCURSIONS: The vast area known as Krokskogen, northwest of Oslo, is known as “the fairy-tale forest” because it was made famous by the collector of Norwegian fairy tales, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, in the mid-1800s. He wrote “A Summer’s Night in Krokskogen,” a story about crossing this area during a light Nordic night – and getting lost. Most people prefer going in broad daylight, though, to perhaps enjoy it more.
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PHOTOS: Morten Møst and Nina Berglund

For more on midsummer in the forest, click here.