The Norwegian Fjords – Western Norway

Welcome to, the gateway to the Norwegian Fjords. We help you to plan and explore the four fjord regions in Western Norway. Norway have some of the longest, deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords in the world.

 The Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Norway with a length of 204 kilometres. 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.


Norway in a Nutshell - Winter - by Fjord Tours

Frozen Fjords

Norway is “designed for Skiing”. Especially in the west where you have endless ranges of mountains, and where you can ski from almost 2000 metres and down to the fjords. 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 and spring.

Kayaking the Fjords

The Sognefjord, the king of the fjords, is the longest fjord adventure in Norway. 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.

The Fjords – 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 Flåm Railway and Snow-Shoe Hiking

Flåm is the starting point of the Flåm Railway, one of top 10 railways in the world. This is the train journey from fjord to mountain, and last winter we took it both ways. This railway is part of the Norway in a Nutshell Tour delivered by Fjord Tours. The mountains above Aurland close to Flåm is great for Snow-Shoe Hiking with a fantastic view down to the Aurlandsfjord.

From Oslo to the Fjords

Is it possible to visit the western fjords from Oslo, and spend only one day? I do not have a car, how do I get to the fjords? What fjord in Norway 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 Nærøyfjord and the Geirangerfjord.

Great Fjord Hikes

Here you can 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.

Fjord Cruise

Here you will find information about some great Fjord Cruises in Western Norway. We recommend you to stop along the way and sample what the area has to offer in terms of accommodation and food, activities and experiences. Fjord Tours are the organiser of the cruises.

Norway in a Nutshell by Fjord Tours


Webmaster - is an unofficial website with great information for exploring and planning your journey to the fjord region in Western Norway. I hope this website, the pictures and videos will inspire you to come and visit the Norwegian Fjords, and maybe help you to find places to go, places to stay and things to see and do.

The pictures in this website are from my trips to the Fjords, collected through more than 25 years of fjord-adventures. I am always looking forward my next trip to the fjords®

Øyvind Heen – editor/owner –