Welcome to the Western Norwegian Fjords

Welcome to fjords.com*, the gateway to the Norwegian Fjords. Here you will find information that helps you to plan, travel and explore the four fjord regions in Western Norway.

 

Fjords

Read about great journeys through the fjords, mountains, valleys and glaciers. You will find stories with beautiful pictures and videos from adventures in the fjords. Keywords are kayaking, hiking, cycling, skiing, summer skiing, rafting and Glacier Hiking. Some places are well known tourist areas, other more hidden.

*Fjords.com is an unofficial website with information about the Norwegian Fjords.

FJORD SKI

Fjords Skiing

Norway is “made for skiing”. Specially in the west where you have endless ranges of mountains, and where you can ski from almost 2000 metres and down to the fjords. Continue Reading

FJORDS

Loen Skylift, Nordfjord

Once in a lifetime, you should visit the Fjords in Western Norway. Here we have some of the longest, deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords in the world. And in Norway there are thousands of them. Continue reading

FJORDGUIDE

Klungnes by the Romsdalsfjord
Here is a guide to the best known fjords in Western Norway. Two of the fjords, the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Norway with its 204 kilometres. Continue reading

FJORD SPA 

FJORD SPA

Read about recommended Spa Hotels in Western Norway. A stay at one of these hotels will do you well, for your body and your mind. Continue Reading

 


Fjord Cruise - Norway in a Nutshell - Fjord Cruise


OSLO – LONELY PLANET’S FAVOURITE

Oslo Opera House

Oslo, the capital in Norway and the city of Edvard Munch´s “The Scream”, has it´s own beautiful fjord. The Oslofjord is not so narrow as the fjords in western Norway. But with it´s many islands and the easy access from the city center, it is a great fjord to experience. Continue reading

WHAT IS A FJORD

What is a fjord
Fjords are found in locations where current or past glaciation extended below current sea level. A fjord is formed when a glacier retreats, after carving its typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor. Continue reading




FROM OSLO TO THE FJORDS

From Oslo to the fjords
There are many questions on how, where and how long time you need to experience the Western Fjords from Oslo. We recommend two UNESCO-protected fjords; the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord. Continue reading

NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTES

Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route
There are eighteen National Tourist Routes in Norway. Ten of them are located in Western Norway. Common to them all is that the roads are going through some of the wildest and most beautiful scenery that Norway has to offer. Continue reading

PHOTO- / SELFIE-SPOTS IN THE FJORDS

Photo Spots in the Fjords - From Preikestolen and the Lysefjord
Read about our favourite places for great photography in the fjords and in Western Norway. Take a short detour by car. Go hiking. Or take a Fjord Cruise. The prizes are beautiful views and memories for life. And we promise you a great selfie. Continue reading