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The two fjords are among the longest and deepest in the world and became the member of Unesco heritage list in 2005.
In West Norway, you find the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord stretching from Stavanger in the south to Andalsnes in the northeast in the western part of Norway. They are located 120 kilometres from one another easily recognisable as archetypical fjord landscapes.
Their exceptional natural beauty is derived from their narrow and steep-sided crystalline rock walls that rise to 1,400 m from the Norwegian Sea and extend 500 m below sea level.
The unique natural scenario overflows with one beautiful nature experience after another. The sheer walls of the fjords have numerous waterfalls, and free-flowing rivers cross their deciduous and coniferous forests to glacial lakes, glaciers and rugged mountains.
The landscape features a range of supporting natural phenomena, both terrestrial and marine, such as submarine moraines and marine mammals
You can travel by car, bus or boat to the Geirangerfjord area. Travelling to the Geirangerfjord by car is a seven to eight-hour drive from Oslo, five to seven hours from Bergen and five to six hours from Trondheim.
You will find many local tour operators offers amazing tours here, and the best time of year to visit the fjords will be from May to September.
The Western Norway Fjords are among the most scenically outstanding anywhere