Spotted this fritillary today while out hiking. It was in a large clearing of a large coniferous/mixed forest in South East Norway (Orje) on the border with Sweden. The clearing was kind of large bog, very wet underfoot.
Tried to id it later but there are quite a few fritillary species that occur here.
No, sadly not. It flew off before I could get close enough. One thing I did notice though is that it was not that big. I know size is a relative property, so all I can say is that it was definitely smaller than a silver-washed frittilary.
It will be hard if not impossible to ID this without seeing its underparts.
However, from what I can see on your photos, I think it's either a Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana selene) or a Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana euphrosyne).
You say it was small, so it may be the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. I have found an image that matches well yours:
Check out the ninth photo from the top, labelled "N Sweden, June/ July 2010". It is a darker specimen, with thick markings, like yours. Maybe that's what you photographed.