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.
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.
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) in Ryfylke is one of Norway´s great hikes, and the view towards the Lysefjord is epic. This is where parts of Mission Impossible – Fallout was filmed last year and where we can see Tom Cruise is hanging out from the vertical cliff above the Lysefjord.
THE SOGNEFJORD – THE KING OF THE FJORDS
THE WESTERN FJORDS
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.
Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords, is one of Norway`s most beautiful cities. And from Bergen Harbour, there are numerous fjord-cruises to choose between.
Read about recommended places to stay overnight in the fjords, places that are special and great in different ways. These accommodations have different standards and offers, but common to them all is that it is pleasant to stay there and the places are surrounded by beautiful nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.