On the approach to Harstad/Narvik Airport in the region of Evenes, planes skirt through fjord-land, over frozen lakes and between snow-covered mountains.
Arriving at the settlement of Hammerfest, in the country's extreme northeast, feels like touching down on an ice rink at certain times of the year.
Madeira Airport, Funchal, Portugal
Madeira's international airport looks as if it's been cheating in a tricky-runway competition.
Sandwiched between a steep hillside and the sea, its dramatically short tarmac strip is extended on stilts over the water to make it long enough for a safe touchdown.
Throw in frequent Atlantic turbulence and you've got an arrival dramatic enough to make the calmest passenger reach for the fortified wine.
Malé Airport, Maldives
Malé Airport has looks and drama.
Built on its very own atoll, Hulhulé, the runway is a mere six feet feet above sea level.
After descending over the 26-island Maldives archipelago, undercarriages feel so close to the sea on touchdown it's as if they're skimming along the water.