Fjordguide

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.

 

Fjord Cruise

 

The Romsdalsfjord

From snowy mountains to beautiful coastline of islands and reefs. Experience all this in one day due to the short distance from mountains to coast. Trollstigen, Midsundtrappene, Romsdalseggen and Litlefjellet are great places to visit. The Romsdalsfjord is located in the county of Møre og Romsdal, north in Western Norway. Continue reading


The Geirangerfjord

The Geirangerfjord is like a fairytale. It is unique and exceptionally beautiful. And the fjord is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You should also take a fjord cruise or join a fjord safari, experience the great view points or hike to one of the abandoned mountain farms. The Geirangerfjord is located in the southwestern part of the county of Møre og Romsdal, north in Western Norway. Continue reading


The Hjørundfjord

This is the “neighbour-fjord” to the more famous Geirangerfjord. The 35 kilometre long Hjørundfjord is surrounded by steep mountains, watefalls and glaciers. At the innermost part of the fjord you find the villages Sæbø and Øye. Øye with it´s mythical Hotel Union Øye. Maybe you will meet beautiful Linda, the ghost that lives in the hotel, in the “Blue Room”. A popular hike from Øye is to Mt. Slogen, a challenging hike with a fantastic view down to the Hjørundfjord. Continue reading


Nordfjord

The glaciers, fjords, sea and mountains in the Nordfjord area have some of the finest scenery Norway has to offer. Loen Skylift, Briksdalsbreen Glacier, Lake Lovatnet and the Oldedalen Valley is a must to visit. And Hotel Alexandra Loen is the place to stay. Nordfjord is located in the northern part of the county of Sogn og Fjordane, in the centre of Western Norway. Continue reading


The Sognefjord

The Sognefjord, the king of the fjords, is the longest fjord adventure in Norway. The fjord is 204 kilometres long and 1308 metres deep. Hike on the Nigardsbreen Glacier, see the Stave Churches and take a Fjord Cruise on the Nærøyfjord. The Sognefjord is located  located in the southern part of the county of Sogn og Fjordane, in the middle of Western Norway. Continue reading


The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord

The Nærøyfjord is one of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords. It is included in UNESCO´s World Heritage List. Join a Fjord Safari, a Fjord Cruise og experience the fjord in a kayak. See the view from Stegastein Lookout or taste the local Goat Cheese in Undredal by the Aurlandsfjord. The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord are part of the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord which is located in the southern part of the county of Sogn og Fjordane, in the middle of Western Norway. Continue reading


The Hardangerfjord

The Hardangerfjord area,  the orchard of Norway, is known for Summer Skiing at Folgefonna Glacier and a spectacular fruit tree blossoming in spring. Drive in the Hardanger area and see all the great waterfalls. Or hike the Queens Panorama Trail between Kinsarvik and LofthusThe Hardangerfjord is located in the county of Hordaland, near Bergen, in the middle of Western Norway. Continue reading

 

The Pulpit Rock and the Lysefjord

The Lysefjord

From island kingdom to deep fjords and high mountains; Ryfylke and the Lysefjord area are known for Preikestolen (the Pulpit rock) and Kjerag. Stay in new innovative cabins while exploring the Lysefjord Area. The Lysefjord is located in the county of Rogaland, near Haugesund and Stavanger, south in Western Norway. Continue reading

Useful Links:
Official page for Norway: www.visitnorway.com
Official page for Fjord Norway: www.fjordnorway.com
Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities: www.fjordtours.com
Fjord Pass Discounts: www.fjord-pass.com

 




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