Whether you prefer to travel on your own or with one of the many guided fjord tours, you are sure to be in awe of these beautiful Norwegian fjords. Consider taking a combination of independent travel along with one of the guided fjord tours for the best of both worlds.
There are many ways to visit these famous fjords, including cruise ships, cars, hiking, or kayaking.
Visit Sognefjord – The King Of The Norwegian Fjords
Approximately 200 km (125 mi) north of Bergen extends one of the most popular Norwegian fjords, the mighty Sognefjord. It’s called Norway’s “king of the fjords,” as it is the longest fjord, at 45 mi (72 km), and the deepest at 4,291 ft (1,308 km).
During the busy summer season, cruise ships navigating the waters of the fjords in Norway bring wide-eyed travelers to Sognefjord to enjoy the amazing scenery of this ever-changing landscape. A trip to Sognefjord is a highlight for many travelers exploring the Norwegian fjords
Many awe-inspiring scenic arms extend from Sognefjord, including the Naeroyfjord, one of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway’s western fjords.
There are several quaint towns along the Sognefjord that are worth a visit, including:
- Fjaerland – A town overflowing with books in every nook and cranny. There is a Norwegian glacier museum here detailing the history of the Norwegian fjords
- Laerdal – Check out the Gamle Laerdalsoyri village with more than 150 well-preserved old wooden houses
- Balestrand – A small art town with unique exhibits, galleries, and workshops
Naeroyfjord Is The Most Narrow Fjord In The World
Naeroyfjord is one of only two western fjords listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other is Geirangerfjord, which is mentioned later.
At 12 km (7.5 mi) Naeroyfjord is a smaller branch from the larger Sognefjord. At only 250 m (.15 mi) wide at its most narrow point, Naeroyfjord has earned the title of the narrowest fjord in the world.
Intrepid travelers find many interesting attractions here, including:
- Wild waterfalls like the Langfossen waterfall – Located at the confluence between Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord
- Hike along the old Royal Postal Road
- Take a two-hour cruise on the fjord as part of the popular “Norway in a Nutshell” tour
- Hike the Rimstigen trail
- Explore the fjord by kayak
Kayak The West Norwegian Fjords In Storfjord Norway’s Great Fjord
At 110 km (68 mi) long, Storfjord is the fifth largest fjord in Norway. It branches out into several smaller fjords, including Geirangerfjord, one of the most popular fjords in Norway.
You can see several historic mountain farms along the steep shores of Storfjord, including Ytste Skotet, which has been completely preserved.
Take an exciting day trip and explore the fjord by sea kayak. Get into the outdoors to experience Norway like a local. Kayak More Tomorrow will provide everything you need for an outdoor adventure that includes kayaking, hiking, and delicious food. You will navigate the intricate waterways of Solnor and Skodje Bay and hike through a fairy tale forest on the Black Hills trail network.
Storfjord is, without a doubt, the purest of all the Norwegian fjords, and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Geirangerfjord Is One Of The Most Popular Fjords In Norway
Experienced travelers can often be tempted to skip the more touristy fjords in Norway in favor of the lesser-known sights and hidden gems. However, in doing so, you would miss Geirangerfjord, one of the most popular fjords. There is a reason why so many cruise ships navigate the waters of Geirangerfjord: it is one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway.
Every year, visitors flock to Geirangerfjord to see its deep blue water, enchanting waterfalls, and towering mountain peaks. Geirangerfjord is one of only two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway’s western fjords.
Guided tours visit Geirangerfjord by boat for the scenic beauty as well as the deserted mountain farms perched high on the cliffsides. You will see small historic farms like:
Explore The Lofoten Islands By Kayak Today And Then Kayak More Tomorrow
Take a sea kayak excursion through the Lofoten Islands. Since the late 1990s Kayak More Tomorrow has been designing and leading guided tours, and no one knows these islands better.
These impressive islands are fringed with green pastureland and picturesque villages. You’ll spend your days navigating the water on a true Arctic kayaking adventure as you admire the glacially carved granite spires. Spend each night in local accommodations with a warm bed with a hot shower.