PICTURES FROM THE SOGNEFJORD

Here you can see pictures from the Sognefjord and from some of the many side fjords. The area around the Sognefjord is definitely my favorite playground and my first choice when I go on a photo tour in Western Norway.

The Sognefjord is the longest fjord adventure in Norway. The fjord is 204 kilometers long and 1,308 meters deep at its deepest point. The Nærøyfjord, which is a branch of the Sognefjord, is part of our common world heritage.

Visit Sognefjord

Visit Sognefjord is the official destination company for the Sognefjord area.

Hotels and accommodation in the Sognefjord area

Overview of hotels and where you can spend the night in the area around the Sognefjord.

Sognefjord – The longest fjord in Norway

Naddvik by the Årdalsfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord.
Naddvik by the Årdalsfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord.

The Sognefjord is the lifeblood, indeed the main artery of the villages that lie along the fjord and of the fjord people who live there. The longest fjord is the very reason why these fjord villages exist and that they are located where they do.

The Sognefjord with all the side fjords has since the dawn of time been used as the most important way for transporting people, animals and goods between the fjord villages.

The Sognefjord consists of the many fjord arms. The Fjærlandsfjord, Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, Lærdalsfjord, Sogndalsfjord, Årdalsfjord and Lustrafjord are some of them in addition to the Sognefjord itself, which is the main fjord. The Sognefjord is located in the northern part of the county of Vestland, in the middle of Western Norway.

The Sognefjord is the second longest and second deepest fjord on earth. However, it is the longest without glaciers and where people live along the entire fjord. Below you can see some photos from the Sognefjord and some of the sidefjords of the Sognefjord.

Sognefjord – What to See and Do

FJORDS NORWAY - The Sognefjord seen from Orrabenken in Balestrand.
Sognefjord.

The Sognefjord, the king of the fjords, is the longest fjord adventure in Norway. The Sognefjord is 204 kilometres long and 1308 metres deep at its deepest.

Join a guided glacier walk on the Nigardsbreen glacier. Take a short hike to Mt Molden in Luster and you will get a fantastic view down towards the Lustrafjord. See the beautiful stave churches around the Sognefjord. Urnes Stave Church is one of them, it is located at Ornes by the Lustrafjord and is part of our common world heritage.

Join a fjord safari or a fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Experience the view from Stegastein viewpoint above the Aurlandsfjord. Flåm Railway has been named one of the ten most beautiful railways in the world. This is the train journey from mountain to fjord, and many people take the train ride both ways.

Fjord Cruise on the Aurlandsfjord.
Fjord Cruise on the Aurlandsfjord.

In the middle of the Sognefjord, where the fjord is at its widest and the mountains starts to rise, you’ll find Balestrand, an idyllic village down by the fjord. The fjord village of Fjærland is located deep in the Fjærlandsfjord. It is so beautiful there that it is almost unreal. Fjærland is also called The Norwegian Book Town because of all the book sales in the tiny village.

Borgund Stave Church was built around year 1181 AD. and is the most visited stave church in Norway. Close by is the old Vindhellavegen Road that runs between Borgund and Husum in the Lærdalen valley in Lærdal. The old Vindhellavegen Road is part of the old King´s Road between east and west in Norway.

The Fjærlandsfjord, Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, the Årdalsfjord and the Lustrafjord are all branches of the Sognefjord. These side fjords are perhaps even more famous than the Sognefjord itself, which is located in the middle of Western Norway. The Sognefjord is so long that it almost divides Norway in two.

Hotels and accommodation in the Sognefjord area

Overview of hotels and where you can spend the night in the area around the Sognefjord.

The Sognefjord – Map Overview