Travel Tips about the Norway Fjords
Explore the Norway Fjords in the western part of Norway and get unforgettable memories and photos for life.
The most famous Norwegian Fjords
Sognefjorden, Hardangerfjorden, Geirangerfjorden, Lysefjorden and Nærøyfjorden are the most famous Norwegian fjords.
The surroundings by the fjords show captivating nature like beautiful woods, flowers, snow-capped mountains, even in the summer, and some of the highest waterfalls in the world. The surroundings invite to all kinds of adventures.
The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord in Norway became a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Nature List in 2005. Sognefjorden is the longest (204km) and deepest fjord with mighty mountain peaks and beautiful waterfalls. Sognefjorden drops 1308 metres below sea level and large cruise ships can go there and experience the beauty at close range.
The Norwegian Fjords are a result of the last ice age
During the succession of ice ages, Northern Europe was covered by up three kilometres thick ice. The fjords were carved by this power of those forces of nature, and today we can be grateful to these ice ages, regarding how amazing these fjords looks like in all its beauty.
Bergen - located at the Norwegian fjords
The most famous city in Fjord Norway is Bergen. It is known for its location by the fjord and mountains, but also for the sights and cultural heritage attractions like Bryggen Wharf. Don`t miss the view from Mount Fløyen, the Fishmarket or walking on the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf. Here you find great restaurants and souvenir shopping opportunities. You reach Bergen easily by flight, boat, car or train.
Weather in the Fjord region
Thanks to the warming Gulfstream and air currents caused by the effect, the Norwegian fjords enjoy a mild climate and remain virtually ice-free.
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Ways to experience the amazing fjords
There are countless offers and ways to experience Fjord Norway. The most recommended are the famous fjord cruises, where you get an incredible impression of the Norwegian fjord region.
The fjords consist of saltwater and are very deep. Therefore they permit navigation by large ships, allowing you to experience the Norwegian Fjords beauty at close range. In Sognefjord, Norway`s deepest fjord, it drops 1,308 metres below sea level.
From Bergen, you will find some of the most famous fjord tours to Sognefjorden and Hardangerfjord.
A highlight cruise tour to be mentioned goes from Gudvangen to Flåm. This cruise tour will take you through Nærøyfjorden, the most narrow fjord in Europe, and listed at the Unesco Heritage List.
The outdoor activities offers are endless here. What about taking a hiking trip through the amazing nature, get some interesting stories of the region and meet new friends maybe for life.
One of the most famous hiking trips goes to Trolltunga. Canoeing on the fjords or a biking ride on one of the many nature routes is also very relevant and accessible.
Discover the fjords by train
The Norway Fjords also offer a lot of beautiful train rides, and the most recommended one is Flåm railway ride. An unforgettable 20 kilometres train trip through nature and along beautiful sites of the Norway Fjords.
The train ends in Myrdal, which have a train connection to Oslo with Bergensbanen. This Railway tour is also very recommended and ranged within the 20 most beautiful train rides in the world.
Amazing self-drive experiences
Take a self-drive tour and follow the national routes along the fjords and stop by some unique views of the fjords and landscape. Some of the most famous points of views and attractions are the Pulpit Rock, Ørnesvingen, Gudbrandsjuvet, Trollstigplatået, Våringsfossen waterfall and the Seven Sisters waterfalls by the Geirangerfjorden.
One of the most recommended scenery routes goes from the city Voss, where you can drive down through the amazing and beautiful Nærøydalen Valley via Northern Europe`s steepest road "Stalheimskleiva". Thoroughly recommended is to take a stop at Stalheim Hotel which has a fantastic panorama view of the fjords, before the road ending in Gudvangen.