Winter in the Sognefjord

Winter 2017, I had a trip to the Sognefjord together with furmanek.com. We joined a fjord cruise, visited Stegastein viewpoint and tried our kayaks.

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We took a fjord cruise with the new hybrid-boat Vision of the Fjords, a great experience despite the weather. It was cold and it was snowing heavily, and the sight was not so good. But we could feel the winter, the snow and the cold fresh air in our faces. It was a “cool” experience.

Winter Fjord Cruise, Stegastein Viewpoint and Kayaking

The fjord cruise ended in Gudvangen, a small village at the innermost part of the Nærøyfjord. Gudvangen is a great starting point for kayaking the UNESCO Protected Nærøyfjord, and we were kayaking out on the fjord after the cruise.

In the evening, we drove the Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, from Aurland and up to the Stegastein Viewpoint. It was late evening and dark. We were lucky and could see the Northern Lights in addition to the great view towards the Aurlandsfjord. The road up to Stegastein is open all year round, but during winter the road is closed in the high mountain, between Stegastein and Lærdal on the other side of the mountain.

Next day we again tried our kayaks, this time on the Aurlandsfjord outside Flåm, before we headed back home. A short but great fjord adventure was over for this time.

Frozen Fjords

It is easy to understand why more and more people discover how beautiful and exotic the Norwegian Fjords are during winter. The fjords is a great playground for those who want to ski, go snow-shoe hiking, take a winter-cruise or join a RIB-boat on the fjords or just take in the cold, crispy air and enjoy the beautiful winter-landscape.

On the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, you can do a Fjord Cruise all year round, and it is possible to experience it from Oslo or Bergen, in one day.

The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord Area – What to See and Do

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 Viewpoint 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 northern part of the county of Vestland, in the middle of Western Norway.

Accommodation by the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord

Vangsgaarden Guesthouse in Aurland – VangsGaarden.com
Flåm Marina & Apartments in Flåm – FlamMarina.no
Visit Sognefjord – Accommodation by the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord

FJORDS – Accommodation in Western Norway

Great Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Bath and Spa Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Fjords Living – Special Accommodation in the Fjords of Norway

FJORDS – Useful Links

Go Fjords – Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Visit Norway – Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway – Official page for Fjord Norway

Fjordsafari RIB Boat, Snowshoe Hiking and adventures: FjordSafari.com
Flåm Railway: Norwaysbest.com/flamsbana/experience-flamsbana/

Winter Adventure in the Fjords – Map Overview

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