Fjordguide – Western Norwegian Fjords

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.

 

Fjordtours - Norway in a Nutshell - Fjords

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. Read about the most visited fjords below.

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

Video – The Romsdalsfjord and Trollstigen


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 Skageflå, 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

See 360 Aircam from Geiranger – 360 Aircam: Arild Solberg


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 in Olden, Lake Lovatnet and the Oldedalen Valley is a must to visit. And Hotel Alexandra Loen in 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

Video – Loen Skylift in Nordfjord


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, join a Fjord Safari, a Fjord Cruise or experience the Sognefjord in a kayak. The Sognefjord is located  located in the southern part of the county of Sogn og Fjordane, in the middle of Western Norway. Continue reading

Video – The Sognefjord and it´s branches


The Lustrafjord

The Lustrafjord and the Luster area is one of the most beautiful spots in Norway, where the fjord meets the top of Norway with it´s numerous mountains and glaciers. Here you have the oldest historical hotel in Norway, the beautiful Walaker Hotel. Visit Urnes Stave Church and the Feigumfossen Waterfall. The hike to Mt. Molden in Luster gives you a tremendous view towards the fjord. Nigardsbreen Glacier in Jostedal is one of the easiest accessible glaciers in Norway. The Lustrafjord is the innermost branch of the 204 km long Sognefjord. Continue reading

Video – Kayaking the Lustrafjord


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 or 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 kilometer long Sognefjord which is located in the southern part of the county of Sogn og Fjordane, in the middle of Western Norway. Continue reading

Video – Stegastein View Point in Aurlandsfjord


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. Hike the famous Trolltunga Hike or 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

Video – Hiking to Trolltunga in Hardanger


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

 

FJORDS – Useful Links:

Fjord Tours: Norway in a Nutshell
Fjord Tours: Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities
Go Fjords: Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Fjord Pass: Great Discounts on Activities and Attractions in the Fjords
Visit Norway: Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway: Official page for Fjord Norway

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