1. This is from r/ruralporn. Google Search turned up just one result, but it doesn't identify the location.

  2. Was this photo taken at a physical location, looking down at the town? Or was it taken remotely like by a drone?

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    There's rock/soil and vegetation close to the POV at the bottom left, so the drone-thing is rather unlikely.
    – Erik
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 7:14
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    Someone has turned the saturation to +11 on their camera...
    – Stian
    Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 9:15
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    I'd argue that being in the air is also a physical location 😇 Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 12:39

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This is Norangsfjorden which branches from Hjørundfjorden to the East. The small village in the foreground is Urke. I assume the pic was taken from or near the summit of Leknesnakken, a mountain directly west of Urke. See this pic from Google Maps:

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Here's another pic, showing both Norangsfjorden (left) and Hjørundfjorden (right), with Urke in the lower left and the Leknesnakken in the lower center. Camera position is near the Slopes or the Summit of Saksa, a mountain northwest of Urke.

Urke fra Saksa; from Wikimedia Commons by Bjoron / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

Source: Wikimedia Commons, by Bjoron / CC BY-SA

The mountain with the distinctive summit at the left is the Slogen.

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    Thanks! How did you locate this town? Or have you visited this before?
    – user13759
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 16:15
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    @ChggOtrkWell - no, i've never been there - i've located it by combining an image search and Google Maps. An image search pointed to Norway, naming different fjords. I've located it by searching for the distinctive dock/pier shown on your pic in the vicinity of Geieranger Fjord. That's a feature that looks quite unique on the one hand, but very likely discernable on sat images on the other hand (because of its size, shape and colour). Together with the remarkable salient on the opposite shore, this led to Norangsfjorden, allowing for an image search on Norangsfjorden to corroborate it.
    – tohuwawohu
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 16:25
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    Wow, @tohuwawohu, that is awesome! Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 1:47
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    Note the difficulty of getting a shot without a cruise ship in it... Commented Aug 30, 2020 at 15:27

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