The fjords in Norway are known for the wild, beautiful and untouched nature. Fjords, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and snow calls for people searching for adventure.
Fresh air, clean flowing water, silence. Hiking, skiing, surfing, kayaking, speed and excitement. The fjords are also great to visit during winter. Here you can read more about activities and what to do when you visit the fjords.
In Western Norway, we have fantastic opportunities for active leisure. The fjord area is like a great playground for those who love activities. Here you can explore the stunning scenery and be active and use the nature around you. Or you can also just relax and enjoy the beautiful and wild nature. Here you will find some recommendations of activities with pictures and videos from the Norwegian fjords and the surrounding nature.
Pick from a list of great Fjord Hikes in Western Norway. Spectacular views is a key word for all the hikes, and they vary from half an hour to 10-12 hours. Many hikes are well known, other are more hidden.
If you were into new routes and big walls in the 1960s you would have known about a monster in Norway about which ominous stories circulated that can be summed up in one word: ‘unclimbable’. The Troll Wall was also known as ‘the Vertical Mile’, and described as ‘the largest overhanging wall in Europe’. It was reputed to be smooth and holdless for 5,000 feet, and impossible without the aid of bolts.
The Sognefjord, the king of the fjords, is the longest fjord adventure in Norway. The fjord is 204 kilometers long and 1308 meters deep and is made for kayaking. The Nærøyfjord, Fjærlandsfjord and Lustrafjord are three branches of the Sognefjord that are great to explore from a kayak. You can join guided kayak-trips on all these fjords.
A guided adventure into the wonders of the fjords. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage listed Nærøyfjord on a different fjord cruise. In the secure and rigid inflatable boats (RIB) you have the best opportunity to experience and explore the nature and wildlife at close range. And you can do it all year round.
Biking is a great way to explore the Western Norwegian Fjords. You`ll get in touch with the beautiful nature, and will not miss the hidden gems. The short detours and the many breaks will be something you will remember the rest of your life.
You can experience Snow, Ice and Glaciers during all four seasons in the fjords. But it is easy to understand why more and more people discover how beautiful and exotic the Norwegian Fjords are during winter.
You can also go skiing during spring and summer in the fjords, on one of our Summer Ski Centers or in the high mountains during spring. And you can walk on the glaciers during summer.
The Salmon Rivers in the fjords are also surrounded by beautiful and wild nature. Here you will kill two birds with one stone, you will have both a great nature- and fishing experience.