NORWEGIAN FJORDS

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

 


Hiking in Fjord 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 walking on glaciers. Some places are well known tourist areas, other more hidden.


THE FJORDS

Norwegian 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. The Sognefjord is the longest one with a length of 204 kilometres. Some places the Sognefjord is more than 1300 metres deep, with the surrounding mountains as high as the fjord is deep. 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.



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. This forms a narrow, steep sided inlet (sometimes deeper than 1300 metres) connected to the sea. The terminal moraine pushed down the valley by the glacier is left underwater at the fjord’s entrance, causing the water at the neck of the fjord to be shallower than the main body of the fjord behind it.




FROM OSLO TO THE FJORDS

From Oslo to the fjords
Is it possible to visit the western fjords from Oslo, and spend only one day? I do not have any car, how do I get to the fjords? What fjord do you recommend to visit? What activities can I do in 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.

 


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STORIES

Mt. Molden above the Lustrafjord
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, rafting, summer skiing, skiing, glacier walking, cycling and hiking in the mountains, in the valleys and along the fjords. Or those who just love beautiful and untouched nature.


PHOTO SPOTS IN THE FJORDS

Preikestolen and the Lysefjord
There are so many photo spots in Western Norway. Here I present my favourite places for great photography in the fjords and in Western Norway. Take a short detour by car. Go hiking. Or take a Fjordcruise. The prizes are beautiful views and memories for life.




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. The Western Norwegian fjords are rated as the worlds best travel destination by the magazine National Geographic Traveler.

 


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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. Here is a brief overview of the National Tourist Routes in Western Norway.


FJORDS WALLPAPER AND MOBILE BACKGROUNDS

Fjords Wallpaper and Mobile Telephone Backgrounds
Download great wallpapers for your Mac/PC and Mobile Telephones. Get beautiful images from the western Norwegian fjords as your backgrounds.

Stories

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, rafting, summer skiing, skiing, glacier walking, cycling and hiking in the mountains, in the valleys and along the fjords. Or those who just love beautiful and untouched nature.

 

Fjord Norway by Visit Norway


Here you will find stories with pictures and videos from the Western Norwegian Fjords. Some places are well known tourist areas, other more hidden. We wish you a good time in the wild and beautiful nature in Western Norway. 
Click on the pictures below to read the stories from the fjords…

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