Hiking elopement at Lake Isabelle in Indian Peaks Wilderness

Want to elope in Norway?

You might have already read a lot of guides on how to elope in Norway, written by elopement photographers from across the world who dream of one day visiting the northern country known for its fjords, waterfalls, and northern lights—and if they’re lucky, get paid to shoot an elopement there.

This is not one of those guides.

But I do hope you’ll find it useful.

Norway elopement photographer Nina Larsen Reed, a woman holding a camera in front of snow-covered mountains in Lofoten

I’m Nina, and I’m Norwegian

The born-and-raised kind.

I grew up on a small island off the coast of Trøndelag, in the middle of Norway, with a population of 800 people. I spent my childhood cross-country skiing, hiking, canoeing, and road-tripping across Norway. I even had a pet fox.

Come to think of it, my parents were cooler than I gave them credit for.

But I’m also a Coloradan:

hiker chick, mom, snow enthusiast, and elopement photographer.

I moved to Colorado in 2010, fell in love, and thirteen years later I’m still exploring my way across the mile high state. I’ve planned and photographed over 200 elopements, and I love nothing more than to help couples get married in a way that they’re excited about.

And after a two year pandemic-induced delay in my plans, I’m finally going to start photographing elopements in Norway again. I know my home country even better than I know Colorado, and would love to help you elope there.

Couple eloping in front of alpine lake in mountains
Self-solemnized elopement with cat

Colorado + Norway =

a match made in elopement heaven.

In Colorado, you do not need an officiant or witnesses to get married. You can self-solemnize your own marriage by signing the marriage license—it doesn’t get easier to elope than that!

In Norway, the legal portion of eloping can be overly complicated for American (and other foreign) couples, and not always worth the effort. But the Norwegian landscape is completely unlike anything you can find in the United States, and often untouched by tourism—as long as you know where to go.

The date that you sign your marriage license does not need to be the day you celebrate as your anniversary. Exchange your intent to marry and sign your license in Colorado (or at the courthouse in your own state), then fly Icelandair to Oslo (with a free stopover, if Iceland is on your bucket list) to begin your adventure elopement and the trip of a lifetime.

How can I help you?

Travel recommendations

Travel itineraries including recommendations on the best flights, rental cars, and lodging. I do the research and present the options—you book your favorites.

Elopement planning

Personalized location guides, vendor recommendations, my planning guide that covers everything from attire and gear to ways you can make the day feel more special, and as many emails as you need. When I say I’m here to help you, I mean it.

Elopement photography

And perhaps the most important part: elopement photography that lets you remember exactly what your epic day felt like.

Waterfall elopement in Norway

Norway Elopement Packages

You can see my full elopement packages for Norway here.

Norway hiking elopement

All packages include:

✓ Personalized location and activity guide
All the best locations that fit exactly what you want from your elopement, from epic hikes to unique lodging and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

✓ Step-by-step planning guides
Everything you need to know about planning your elopement from start to finish, so you never have to wonder what’s next.

✓ Timeline
When all the big decisions have been made, I’ll craft a relaxed timeline that incorporates everything you want from the day without any stress.

✓ Vendor recommendations
Vendor recommendations for your elopement, so you don’t have to spend days translating Norwegian websites to find a hair and makeup artist or florist who understands what an elopement is.

✓ Unlimited emails
There’s no such thing as asking me too many questions. I truly want to be part of your planning process!

Starting at $5,500

Adventure hiking elopement under stars

2024 Available Dates

  • March 2024 — winter in Northern Norway, perfect for skiing or touring, winter hikes, and seeing the northern lights.
  • May 2024 — spring in the western fjords, perfect for hiking, seeing the apple blossoms, and bonfires on the beach.
  • September / October 2024 — fall in Northern Norway, perfect for longer hikes, golden hours that last forever, fresh snow on the tallest peaks (by mid-Oct), and the first northern lights of the season.

I go back to Norway at least twice a year to visit my family, and usually have room for one elopement on each trip. If you are interested in eloping in Norway at a time that’s not listed here, reach out! You might give me the excuse I needed for another trip home.

What next?

If we’re going to be spending all this time together (on zoom and via email and text for the next year, and together in Norway), we really need to like each other.

Reach out to schedule a video chat so we can make sure I’m the right photographer for you, and talk more about what you have in mind and how I can help you make it happen!