There's no two ways about it: Norway is incredibly beautiful, and incredibly impressive. Unsurprisingly, the landscape plays an important role in the events in Oleanna. Below is a selection of images of the Jølster area, not significantly changed (save a lake-ringing highway) from 1905.
Fjell i Jølster (Mountains in Jølster) by Njål_N, on Flickr
Spring by lake Jølster, Norway by Manualman, on Flickr
Old house in Jølster by Njål_N, on Flickr
Myklebost, Jølster by Goffen on Flickr.
Mountain Cottage by Jorill&Paul on Flickr.
Have these photos whetted your appetite? Check out the Jølster Flickr group!