Fjord Norway: You have to be here to believe it! (2022)

  • Western Fjords Hike

    Experience the fjords on a premium mini-coach

    Tour the Western Fjords of Norway, starting from Bergen and finishing in Ålesund. Discover Western Norway's mountains on guided hikes and admire breathtaking panoramic views across the scenic landscape.

  • Sognefjord in a nutshell

    Discover the heart of Fjord Norway

    Travel into the heart of the Norwegian fjord and mountain landscape, experience the mighty Sognefjord, and enjoy scenic train journeys with the Flåm Railway and Bergen Railway – all in one ticket!

  • Hardangerfjord Cruise and Vøringsfossen Waterfall

    2 spectacular highlights in 1 trip

    Enjoy a full day trip exploring the Hardanger region. The price includes a Hardangerfjord cruise, entrance to the Hardanger Nature Centre, and a visit to the majestic Vøringsfossen waterfall.

  • Norway Roundtrip from Oslo

    Explore the best of Norway on this 24-hour roundtrip

    Travel along the fjords, ride the scenic Flåm Railway, sleep on the night train, and visit charming local villages. All in just 24 hours!

  • Beautiful Norway

    Free 'Meet and Greet' on arrival in Oslo

    Discover the mountains, fjords and valleys while staying at boutique hotels and touring on our premium mini-coach. Ride the famous Flåm Railway and travel through majestic Norwegian mountains. Visit Geirangerfjord and cross Northern Europe's highest mountain pass, Sognefjellet. Discover the UNESCO-listed Bryggen and spectacular views from Mt Fløien.

  • Best of Norway small group tour

    All the highlights of Norway this summer

    Join our exclusive 14-day summer tour from Oslo via Bergen to the very top of Norway. Take theNorway in a nutshell® train journey from Flåm and catch a boat along the Norwegian fjords to Bergen. Feast on fresh seafood in Bergen before taking the Hurtigruten along the coast to your final stop, Kirkenes.

  • Cider Experiences in the Hardangerfjord

    Cider tasting in Hardanger

    Experience local flavours and fantastic fjord landscapes on a cider tour in Hardanger from Lofthus or Odda! Cruise the Hardangerfjord aboard the electric vessel Vision of the Fjords and sample cider at one of the many orchards along the fjord. You can choose the starting point and which orchard to visit.

  • Discovery Route

    One of Norway’s most sustainable journeys?

    The Discovery Route from the 1880s was the first-ever high-end fjord package holiday to be sold in Norway. Now we will take you through the incomparable beauty of Norway in all its diversity.

    (Video) Fjord Norway - you have to be here to believe it!

  • Bike around the Hardangerfjord

    3-day cycling tour of an iconic fjord

    Cycling tour around the idyllic Hardanger Fjord, on of the most beautiful and fertile fjord landscapes in the world. We cycle along the famous fjord for three days, on roads with very little traffic, and in natural surroundings where the fjord and the mountains compete for your attention.

  • Oslo, Bergen & Fjord Experience

    Oslo, Flåm & Bergen.

    4-day break to experience the amazing Norwegian fjords. Travel by train on the Bergen & Flåm Railways, spend the night in beautiful Flåm, and join a cruise on the Nærøyfjord.

  • Finding Kos - slow travel

    A four week journey in the land of 'Kos'

    Slow travel means personal awareness: tuning into your own feelings, redefining and setting new goals, feeling peace, clearing brain fog, invigorating the mind and establishing what matters.

  • Geirangerfjord Cruise & Hike to Skageflå

    Geirangerfjord & Skageflå mountain farm hike

    Combine a fjord cruise on the Geirangerfjord with a hike to Skageflå mountain farm on this wonderful tour! We bring you on a magical fjord cruise on the Geirangerfjord to Skagehola, the starting point for an unforgettable hiking trip to Skageflå.

  • Coast & Fjords of Norway

    Oslo, Bergen, fjords, Pulpit Rock

    Experience the highlights of Southern Norway, including the Norwegian fjords and coast, scenic railways, the Pulpit Rock and the cities of Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, and Kristiansand.

  • Travel independently by train and boat to experience the breathtaking Norwegian fjords. Visit Oslo and Bergen, as well as the fjord villages of Flåm and Balestrand.

  • Top 3 – Norwegian Mountain Adventure

    Three of Norway’s best peaks in one trip!

    On this six-day tour, you will experience three of the most spectacular summits in Norway – stress free. Romsdalseggen (1,320 masl) and Rampestreken, Geitfonnegga in Geiranger (1,453 masl), and Norway’s highest mountain – the legendary 2,469 metre high Galdhøpiggen.

  • Summer Skiing at Folgefonna

    Go skiing on a glacier this summer!

    Fonna is one of Europe's foremost summer ski resorts, located 1,200 mas on Folgefonna glacier in the heart of Hardanger. Ride a bus and express boat from Bergen on a day trip or stay overnight. You can also start the tour from Norheimsund by boat.

  • Western Fjords of Norway

    Free 'Meet and Greet' on arrival in Bergen

    (Video) Fjord Norway from the air

    Independent 8-day tour of the beautiful Western Fjords, travelling along the coast and through the fjords by ferry and premium mini-coach. Start in Bergen and finish in Ålesund. Stop along the way for glacier hiking, and to visit waterfalls and cultural sites, including small, local folk museums.

  • Aurlandsdalen - a hiking adventure from mountain to fjord

    Experience mountains and fjords

    Hiking in the beautiful Aurlandsdalen valley is an experience on many a bucket list. We hike in the Aurlandsdalen valley for three days, before heading down to the Nærøyfjord for kayaking or a mini-cruise. The famous Flåm Line takes us back up the mountain again. A fantastic trip in spectacular surroundings!

  • Beautiful Norway

    Oslo to Bergen on a mini-coach tour

    Independent and flexible tour the mountains, fjords and valleys of Norway. Enjoy boutique hotel accommodation and the comfort of touring in our premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach.

  • Bergen, Ålesund - Beyond

    Fjords and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Find a place where time stands still, feel the wind gently touch your face, and taste the richness that lives in the soil. Discover people and places that touch your heart.

  • Tour de Trollstigen - a cycling experience

    Tour de Trollstigen/Geiranger/Romsdalseggen by bike

    Day one starts at Dombås and continues down to beautiful Åndalsnes. The following day, we will take you on Norway’s most spectacular hiking trip – Romsdalseggen and Rampestreken! On the final day, we cycle from Geiranger to Lom through fantastic scenery.

  • Ski Down the Fjords

    Ski on peaks and plunging fjords

    Experience the snow-covered Sunnmøre Alps, known for their world-class towering peaks and majestic fjord views. We guarantee you will return with batteries fully recharged.

  • Norwegian Fjords & Glaciers

    Oslo, Bergen, Sognefjord, Hardangerfjord.

    Travel by train, boat, and bus to experience the Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. Visit Oslo, Bergen, and the fjord villages of Flåm, Balestrand and Ulvik.

  • Arctic Circle Express

    Slow Travel is Back in Fashion

    Take your seat on an epic rail journey through tranquil landscapes peppered with majestic mountains, fjords and waterfalls – on foot, by boat or even in a kayak.

  • Lysefjord Cruise & Hike to Flørli

    (Video) Det beste av Fjord og Fjell / The Best of Mountains and Fjords

    The magical Lysefjord and epic Flørli hike

    Want to experience the beautiful Lysefjord and Flørli? We take you on a magical fjord cruise on the Lysefjord to Flørli, for an unforgettable hike up the world's longest wooden stair trail! A local packed lunch from Flørli café is included.

  • Norwegian Folklore

    Road-trip through entrancing landscapes

    Experience the same landscapes that have entranced Norway's most famous artists for centuries while travelling through mountains, fjords and coastal landscapes, and from cities to villages.

  • Grand tour of Norway

    Oslo, Flåm, Bergen & Hurtigruten cruise

    An amazing 12-day rail tour from Oslo via the Norwegian fjords to Bergen. From Bergen you will continue on a 7-day cruise through incredible scenery along the Norwegian coast to Kirkenes.

  • Climb up the steep face of the mountain on a via ferrata and spend the night in a unique transparent dome on the Trolltunga plateau. Dinner, breakfast, and equipment included.

  • 3-Day Sailing Adventure in Geiranger

    Explore the Geirangerfjord on a sail boat

    Experience the breathtaking landscape of the Geirangerfjord with its snow-covered peaks, waterfalls, and traditional mountain farms located in places you never would have imagined possible!

  • Beautiful Norway Hike

    Guided hiking mini-coach tour to Galdhøpiggen

    Travelling on a premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach, hike Galdhøpiggen, Northern Europe’s highest mountain, reaching 2,469 metres above sea level. 7-day premium small group tour featuring the best hikes in Norway.

  • Fly to the Fjords!

    Bergen, gateway to the Norwegian Fjords!

    Norwegian Fjord adventures are only a short Widerøe flight away. Daily nonstop flights from London Heathrow to Bergen – and connections to 40 destinations all over Norway!

  • Adventure day in Flåm with Zipline

    Flåm Zipline, cycling, Bergen & Flåm Railway

    Ride the railway to picturesque Flåm for a fun day of ziplining and other exciting activities. Disembark at a mountain station and zip through Flåmsdalen at tremendous speeds on Norway’s longest zipline down to Kårdalen. Then cycle all the way down to Flåm.

  • 2-Day Sailing Adventure from Ålesund

    Sailing trip with an overnight stay onboard

    (Video) We begin our sailing adventure and sail down the Oslo fjord in Norway - Part 1

    Join us on an overnight sailing adventure from Ålesund with dinner, accommodation and all gear included.

  • Cycling in Hardanger

    Beautiful fjord landscapes and lush orchards

    An active holiday in lush national romantic nature. Get close to some of the best that Norway has to offer: cultural landscapes, fjords, waterfalls, and mountains. Travel on your own without a guide. The package includes luggage transport, overnight accommodation, and meals.

  • Give me Møre!

    A beautiful shortcut

    The world’s most beautiful shortcut – from east to northwest through the Norwegian sierra. Recharge your batteries in stunning, ever-changing surroundings - relax and gain new perspectives.

  • Trolltunga Hike and Dome Stay

    Sunset and sunrise from Trolltunga

    Join us on an adventurous hike to the Trolltunga plateau and spend your night in a comfortable dome. Dinner, breakfast, and gear included.

  • UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen Tour

    Spectacular views of iconic mountains and fjords

    Take in spectacular views of majestic fjords and mountains. Experience the hairpin bends of the Trollstigen Mountain Road, cruise the emerald green Geirangerfjord, and explore Ålesund. Add optional activities and accommodation along the way, or simply relax and enjoy the amazing scenery.

  • 5-Day Yoga and Sailing in Geiranger

    Recharge on the Geirangerfjord

    Join us and re-charge your mind and body by diving deeper into the fantastic world of yoga, mindfulness, and sailing in one of the most spectacular parts of the world.

  • Lysefjord Cruise & Hike to Pulpit Rock

    Hike the Pulpit Rock and cruise the Lysefjord

    Feast your eyes on the majestic Pulpit Rock soaring above the incredible Lysefjord as you cruise the fjord on a quiet, fully-electric vessel! Disembark at Forsand and hike to the top of the iconic Pulpit Rock. Lunch is included.

  • Norway in a nutshell®

    Norway's most popular tour

    This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-listed fjord and mountain scenery, and includes a ride one of Europe’s top scenic rail journeys.

  • RIB boat tour to Finnabotn with Lunch & Cider Tasting

    Sognefjord tour and cider tasting

    This fun RIB tour takes you to a hidden gem in the Sognefjord called Finnabotnen, a unique fjord village inaccessible by car. Enjoy a local food experience at Ciderhuset in Balestrand, where you can sample renowned local cider and enjoy a delicious lunch made from locally sourced ingredients from Sogn.

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FAQs

What 3 things can be found in fjords? ›

Some features of fjords include coral reefs and rocky islands called skerries. Some of the largest coral reefs are found at the bottom of fjords in Norway. They are home to several types of fish, plankton and sea anemones. Some coral reefs are also found in New Zealand.

Where is a famous fjord? ›

A fjord is a long, narrow arm of the sea with steep sides, carved by glacial activity. Many people consider fjords the very symbol of Norway. This country contains some of the longest, deepest, and most beautiful fjords in the world.

What is the prettiest fjord in Norway? ›

1. Geirangerfjord. Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and arguably the most famous fjord on the planet. Known for its deep blue waters, towering mountain peaks and abundant waterfalls, Geirangerfjord is the place to go for striking scenery.

Why is fjord so important? ›

These regions serve as important transition areas between the land and sea environments and provide habitat not only for humans (e.g., sea ports, tourism, and aquaculture), but also for a variety of wildlife. Scientists love to study fjords as model systems.

Why is it called a fjord? ›

Fjord comes from the Norse fjǫrðr. This stems, in turn, from the prehistoric Indo-European word *prtús, derived from *por* or *per, meaning "go", "pass" or "to put over on the other side." Fjord in its basic meaning "where one fares through", then has the same origin that the word "fare" (travel).

How old are the fjords? ›

“The fjords were created by massive glaciation that went below sea level”, he continues. “Over a period of 2.5 million years, the U-shaped valleys were carved out of the ground during a succession of glacial cycles. In other words, the fjords were shaped by the glaciers.”

Which country has most fjords? ›

While fjords can be found in several countries around the world with cold climates, Norway has the most, with more than 1,000. Most of Norway's 29,000 km of coastline is made from fjords.

Where is the largest fjord in the world? ›

Up to 350km long and 600m deep – Scoresbysund isn't your typical fjord.

What is Norway best known for? ›

Norway is known as the Land of the Midnight Sun. It is famous for its phenomenal fjords, lakes, and magical skies. Norway is also famous for its languages, Vikings and folklore, being eco-friendly, and oil production. Also, many inhabitants of Norway are renowned ski fanatics, frozen pizza lovers, and Tesla drivers!

Can you swim in the fjords in Norway? ›

You can also swim in the Fjords.

So it can be hard to get close to the water's edge. But at the very end of the fjords you can usually find some small beaches and some cool places to go for a swim. Keep in mind that the water in the fjords might be a little colder than the water on the coasts.

Are the fjords worth visiting? ›

Not only is the country's western coastline full of scenic and, in summer, green and lush forested fjords but it's also known for its quaint, colorfully painted coastal houses. The sailing route along the coast and into the fjords is one of the prettiest in the world -- a great reason to take a Norwegian Fjords cruise.

What is a synonym for fjord? ›

Words Related to fjord. harbor, port, road(s), roadstead.

What does fjord mean in Norwegian? ›

Fjord, from the norse “fjörðr”, means “der man ferder over” (English “where you travel across”) or “å sette over på den andre siden” (english “put across to the other side”). It has the same origin as the norwegian word “ferd” (english “fare” or “travel”).

Are fjords fresh water? ›

The biggest fjords are all saltwater. Some inlets however are connected to a freshwater lake. If this is the case the water in the fjord will be freshwater.

Do fjords freeze? ›

Fjords generally don't freeze over in winter. The innermost sections of some fjords, such as the Oslofjord or the fjords of East Finnmark, may freeze over under particular circumstances.

How deep is the water in the fjords? ›

Many fjords are astonishingly deep; Sogn Fjord in Norway is 1,308 m (4,290 feet) deep, and Canal Messier in Chile is 1,270 m (4,167 feet). The great depth of these submerged valleys, extending thousands of feet below sea level, is compatible only with a glacial origin.

What is the deepest fjord in the world? ›

The Sognefjord or Sognefjorden (Urban East Norwegian: [ˈsɔ̂ŋnəˌfjuːɳ], English: Sogn Fjord), nicknamed the King of the Fjords (Norwegian: Fjordenes konge), is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway.
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Sognefjorden
Max. length205 km (127 mi)
Max. width4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Max. depth1,308 m (4,291 ft)
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Is fjord a stone? ›

Fjord was orphaned and grew up in the Driftwood Asylum orphanage in Port Damali in the Menagerie Coast. He does not know who his parents were, and his earliest memories are of the Driftwood Asylum. The headmaster of the orphanage gave him the last name "Stone" to remind him that he had been cast aside, like a stone.

Are there fjords in America? ›

The fjords of the United States are mostly found along the glacial regions of the coasts of Alaska and Washington. These fjords — long narrow inlets in valleys carved by glacial activity — can have two or more basins separated by sills.

Did fjord lose his powers? ›

The move seemed to work, but at the cost of all of Fjord's magical powers. While Fjord didn't die in last night's episode, it did leave the character in a unique predicament. Fjord is a Level 9 Warlock without a Pact, and no magic abilities.

Why are fjords so loud? ›

Acoustic research in Alaska's Icy Bay and other glacier ice-filled waters found that the fizz created by the release of pressurized air bubbles within glacier ice makes fjords the noisiest places in the ocean.

Why is the fjord green? ›

The Hardangerfjord in western Norway currently has a distinct green colour that is even visible from space. The above satellite photo was taken on the cloud-free pinse weekend, as much of Norway was bathed in sunshine. The tint is caused by an algae.

What are examples of fjord? ›

list of fjords
  • Denmark (Note that the Danish fjords listed below are in Greenland, which is physically part of North America.) Arfersiorfik Fjord. Kangerlussuaq. Tasermiut. Uummannaq Fjord.
  • Iceland. Faxa Bay.
  • Norway. And Fjord. Bokna Fjord. Folda. Hardanger Fjord. Kongs Fjord. Oslo Fjord. Porsangen. Sogn Fjord. Trondheims Fjord.

How long is the longest fjord in Norway? ›

Sogn Fjord, fjord, western Norway. It is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway, and its mouth is located 45 miles (72 km) north of Bergen. Its length, from the offshore island of Outer Sula (Ytre Sula) in the North Sea to Skjolden, at the head of its longest branch, Lustra Fjord, is 128 miles (206 km).

How many fjords are in Norway? ›

Norway has over 1,700 named fjords dotted along the 57,000km-long Norwegian coast. Many of these fjords extend in from the west coast of Norway. This area is also home to two fjords featured on UNESCO's World Heritage List: Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord.

What are Norwegians most proud of? ›

The Top Things Norwegians Have To Be Proud Of
  • Sumptuous Salmon. ...
  • The Troubled but Brilliant Edvard Munch. ...
  • Roald Dahl, Every Child's Favourite Storyteller. ...
  • The Winter Olympics. ...
  • Happiness, Plain and Simple. ...
  • Stunning Fjords. ...
  • A Proud Viking Heritage.

What color hair do most Norwegians have? ›

Some sources, such as Eupedia, claim that in central parts of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, 80% of the population is blonde, with natural fair-haired people in other Baltic Countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and other parts of Scandinavia) making up 50-79% of the population.

What are 5 interesting facts about Norway? ›

6 more interesting facts about Norway
  • Norway knighted a king penguin. ...
  • There are two official forms of written language. ...
  • A Viking became the first king of Norway. ...
  • Norwegians are pretty sporty people. ...
  • A close link to the United Nations. ...
  • Norway has a sweet Christmas tradition.
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Do fjords have rivers? ›

In its general sense, fjord can refer to: long and narrow freshwater lakes, rivers, bays, lagoons, and sounds.

What are fjords for kids? ›

Fjords are deep, narrow inlets of water surrounded by tall cliffs. They were created millions of years ago by huge sheets of ice called glaciers. Some fjords have coral reefs and skerries, which are small, rocky islands.

What is a fjord quizlet? ›

fjord. a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs. polders.

How many fjords are in Norway? ›

Norway has over 1,700 named fjords dotted along the 57,000km-long Norwegian coast. Many of these fjords extend in from the west coast of Norway. This area is also home to two fjords featured on UNESCO's World Heritage List: Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord.

Are you dreaming of visiting Norway one day? Perhaps you've already booked a flight and have begun planning the trip. Regardless of where you are in the process, here a

Are you dreaming of visiting Norway one day?. The truth is that Norway isn't as large as we want to believe and everyone doesn't even know that Norway even is a country.. Don't know Norwegian?. The weather, as mentioned above, changes a lot between seasons in Norway so you always want to bring enough clothes.. Most importantly, if you're planning to go on some hikes during your visit, you need to bring an extra layer of clothes.. You should also remember that the northern lights won't be visible during the summer as it is too bright during that season.

Find useful information and answers to the questions you might have before your holiday in Fjord Norway. ...

Even though it is believed to have been people settling in Norway earlier, the oldest human bones found in Norway date to 6000 BC.. As an example of distances within Fjord Norway, a drive from Stavanger in the south via Bergen to Ålesund in the north is almost 600 km and will take about 9 hours to drive.. Approximate driving time to Bergen from: Oslo: 7 hours (460 km) Kristiansand: 8 hours (465 km) Trondheim: 11 hours (660 km). Approximate driving time to Ålesund from: Oslo: 7,5 hours (550 km) Kristiansand: 11 hours (870 km) Trondheim: 5,5 hours (300 km). Approximate driving time to Flåm from: Oslo: 4,5 hours (315 km) Kristiansand: 7,5 hours (490 km) Trondheim: 9 hours (495 km)

How close do you dare to get to millions of tonnes of melt water falling freely from a height of several hundred metres? You’ll be hooked once you’ve been on...

The waterfalls of Fjord Norway are even bigger and more beautiful in reality, especially when the snow melts on the mountains in spring.. On this customised round trip from Bergen to Hardanger and Sogn, you’ll get to see Norway’s most dramatic waterfalls up close.. The 50-metre Steinsdalsfossen is one of Norway’s most popular waterfalls, both because it is right beside the road and because you can walk behind it and admire the cascading water from within it, without getting wet.. After a short drive, you pass Tveitafossen waterfall (103 metres) and come to Nyastølfossen waterfall (YouTube-video), which at 115 metres is one of the four big waterfalls in Husedalen.. If you have enough time, you can do a half-hour walk to the beautiful Nykkjesøyfossen waterfall (60 metres) with views down to the Hardangerfjord.. Vøringsfossen is the most photographed and famous waterfall in Norway, yet the fact that it is actually made up of two waterfalls plunging beside each other down into the valley is less well known.. Its total fall of 365 metres makes it one of the biggest in Fjord Norway, although some of the other waterfalls you’ll see on this leg have an even bigger free fall.. If you’re a waterfall lover who appreciates other qualities than just height in metres, the next waterfall in Utladalen is definitely for you.. Picturesque Skjolden innermost in the Lustrafjord in inner Sogn is one of the most charming communities in Fjord Norway, and you can do lots of activities there like stand-up-paddling, organised trips to abandoned farms high up on the mountainsides or hire a bike or head for the huge mountains in the area accompanied by a guide.. You may have become rather blasé having already seen so many impressive waterfalls, but Feigefossen is one of Norway’s most beautiful waterfalls with a free fall of 218 metres.. From here, you take the Rv 55 road past Leikanger towards Balestrand, where, one of Norway’s most legendary waterfalls, Kvinnafossen, cascades 120 metres right down beside the main road.. The wonderful view across the glaciers can be enjoyed at stopping places on the way, but walking the Waterfall Path from Gaularfjellet to Viksdalen valley offers the best views of all.. After doing the Waterfall Path on Gaularfjellet, you can drive the hairpin bends back down to the fjord and Balestrand, where you head south on the ferry across the fjord.. Back down from the Vikafjellet mountains on the E16 road in Vossestrand, the final stage of the trip to Bergen starts – a worthy conclusion to a spectacular waterfall safari.

They mean it when they say, “You have to be here to believe it.”

THE NORWEGIANS really mean it when they say, “You have to be here to believe it.” I didn’t even know that was a legit tagline until after my trip, but that’s exactly what I kept saying to myself when thinking about how I’d describe Fjord Norway to friends back home.. Trying to read the names of destinations on my itinerary had me laughing out loud: Drive the Atlanterhavsveien via Haholmen Havstuer, before ascending the Trollstigen on the way to Geirangerfjord to see the infamous Storsaeterfossen and hike to Skagefla… What could these fairytale-sounding places be like?. After two wide-eyed and sleep-deprived days in Alesund, I floored my little diesel rental car north into the maze of fjords and curvy, tunneled roads, with only one known goal: to see, do, and shoot as much as possible in the seven days I had left in this incredible region.. Without this self-control, any imagery enthusiast would not make it very far in Fjord Norway, and I was constantly running late after stopping too often.. Here are my top 9 experiences from 9 days in Fjord Norway.. From high-speed rib-boat rides to drifting in placid water watching the puffins or hitting the town at night, Alesund was the perfect place to get a feel for all that Fjord Norway has on offer.. One reason for visiting Haholmen would be just to drive the Atlanterhavsveien (Atlantic Ocean Road), a coastal highway drastically different from the inner fjordlands and more fun to drive than the Koopa Troopa Beach map in Mario Kart.. After skidding my little diesel into Haholmen, I took a ride on the Saga Siglar out to Haholmen Havstuer — where I met the last living Viking, Ragnar Thorseth , ate the best clipfisk in Norway, and watched the most insane sunset I’ve ever witnessed…just another day in Fjord Norway.. The Nigardsbreen glacier arm in Jostedal County is the life source of the fjords, a living, breathing, constantly moving relic of Norway’s unique geological history.. A rainy day on the glacier means the colorful blue ice is far more apparent than during dry, sunny conditions.. Glacier travel and ropes courses are available during the summer months, and the brand-new glacier museum at the entrance to Nigardsbreen provides an awesome historical and visual geology lesson.. I stayed in the quiet towns of Solvorn and Marifjora, located on the shores of the Lustrafjord, a small arm of Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, the Sognefjord.. The mellow days were much needed after a solid week on the run and afforded me the opportunity to check out the Urnes Stave Church (another UNESCO World Heritage Site).

I used to think of Norway as a fairy tale land that seemed to me to be fiction. And sure enough, you really have to be there to believe that it's real.

Before my trip to Norway, I thought of the country as a fairy tale land that although travel guides insisted was real, seemed to me to be fiction.. Fjords of extraordinary beauty cut gashes from a jagged coastline deep into the interior, cliffs plunge down to barely populated shorelines, and waterfalls drop from impossible heights.”. This truly is the best time to visit because you can literally explore for 24 hours a day.. Railway transportation is the easiest (and cheapest) way to travel around the country, and having a backpack is a very practical as you’ll find there’s a lot of walking ahead of you.. And while this is Norway’s fifth largest city, it still felt relatively small.. You don’t need much time to see the few streets with old wooden houses in Posebyen (the old quarter), to walk along the Markens Street (the main pedestrian street), and to stroll along the coastal promenade.. Famous for the seven mountains surrounding the city center, “colourful houses creep up the hillsides, ferry-boats flit around the fjords, and a cluster of excellent art museums provide a welcome detour in case Bergen’s notoriously fickle weather sets in.. As a day trip from Bergen, be sure not to miss out on experiencing the journey to Flam.. This is a small village with grand surroundings, and Lonely Planet named Flam Railway was the most incredible train journey in the world for its scenery (though honestly, all rail routes in Norway are spectacular).. After Bergen, I travelled to Fjærland, and this small village for me is the most magical spot in Norway .. It is one of the last truly peaceful places on Earth!. Since then she has lived in many different countries and shares her travel and expat experience with female readers on When Woman Travels blog – a place for female travel trip ideas and tips to help women be stylish and travel more.

The Nærøyfjord can only be explored from the fjord. Take a fjord cruise from Flåm or Gudvangen to see why this fjord is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The Nærøyfjord is one of those fjords you really have to take a boat to see properly.. When aboard the modern electric boat, you have panoramic views whether you’re sitting inside or out on deck.. On your way to or from Flåm, there are great views across to Stigen gård clinging on to a mountain ledge, the picturesque Undredal the provided inspiration for Disney’s Arendelle in the Frozen films, and Aurlandsvangen, the municipal centre in Aurland.. If you book the Nærøyfjord tour , a shuttle bus will take you back to your starting point, whether you boarded in Gudvangen or Flåm.. A beautiful waterfall plunges down the steep mountainsides along both the Nærøyfjord and the Aurlandsfjord.. Clear signs of the old farming culture can be seen here from the fjord.. If you hop off the fjord cruise at the old mail farm of Styvi, on the opposite side of the fjord from Dyrdal, you can enjoy a historic walk.. This is where you’ll find parts of the Royal Mailroad, which was used in winter from the mid-17th century to transport the mail to Styvi when the ice on the fjord was potentially hazardous.. Steamboats took over the mail route in 1858, and now the road is an easy hiking trail, about 5km one way from Styvi to Bleiklindi, across the fjord at Bakka.. The remains of Viking graves can be seen at Holmo near Bakka, and there’s a living Viking village in Gudvangen, the place of the gods.. Goats cheese has put Undredal on the map, even though it had no road until 1988.. There’s every chance of you seeing animals on land or in the water when you’re aboard your fjord cruise.

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