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 together with other parts of Norway.
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 unofficial. The official website is Fjordnorway.com
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
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. The Sognefjord is the longest one with a length of 204 kilometres. The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord are incorporated into the UNESCO World Heritage List. And the Norwegian Fjords are voted as the world’s best travel destination by the National Geographic Traveler magazine. Continue reading
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
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
In Western Norway we have fantastic opportunities for active leisure. The western fjords area is a great playground for those who love activities like kayaking, cycling, skiing, summer skiing, rafting, Glacier Hiking and hiking in the mountains, in the valleys and along the fjords. Continue reading
PHOTO SPOTS IN THE FJORDS
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. Continue reading
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
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