5 Beautiful Norwegian Fjords You Must Visit

Norwegian Fjords

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:

  • Skagefla
  • Knivsfla
  • Syltevik
  • Westeras
  • Blomberg

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.

Go online or call today to find out more about touring the Norwegian fjords by kayak!

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A Tailor-Made 2-3 hour sea kayak discovery of Ålesund's majestic waterways!

Ålesund’s southern harbor and it’s famous Borgund fjord are the scene from Ålesund’s original sea kayak excursion. Good fun and great paddling await as our internationally certified sea kayak guides lead you down Borgund fjord to the ‘first settlement,’ Borgundkaupangen.

Historical landmarks, dating back over 100 years, the city’s skyline and the glistening waters of mighty Borgund Fjord are seemingly painted on backdrop of the majestic, snow-capped Sunnmøre Alps.

Our kayaks glide easily over the rippling fjord waters as we marvel in our serene surroundings and take advantage of countless photo ops, as your guide share tales and stories of western Norway and its coastal culture.

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Gliding out onto Borgund Fjord the sky opens revealing the city skyline, historical buildings, and a spectacular archipelago all chiseled on a seemingly painted backdrop of the majestic Sunnmøre Alps.

The glittering waters of Borgund fjord beacon us as our kayaks glide over the rippling water. We explore a magical string of islands along the north shore before crossing to the southern shore with its intricate maze of islands, here we enjoy a homemade picnic lunch on a private island. Then slipping back on the water our exploration continues until we find our way back to our staging site.

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Borgund Fjord’s infinite sky opens exposing Sula Mountain and the Sunnmøre Alps. We glide across this famous fjord to the secret archipelago at the eastern end of Hessa fjord, from here a 103-year-old landmark, Slinningsbua, is our bearing as we slip across.

Gazing Westward out to the infinite waters of the North Atlantic gliding down Hessa Fjord past ancient farmland delightfully mixed with ultra-modern homes to the trail head of Sugar Summit. Upon landing at the trail head take out a rejuvenating snack energizes us before setting out for the summit. The trail is well trodden as we make our way diligently upwards to the summit where we refuel on hearty sandwiches and enjoy the 360o view of Western Norway and it’s Art Nouveau city.

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Escape the city! Borgund Fjord, keeping the southern city sights, sounds & smells on our left we paddle its glistening waters, floating through Nørve Sound to the entrance of Ellingsøyfjord with its fairy tale islands. We Enjoy a wholesome picnic lunch on a lush green island seemingly miles from urbanisation.

Jumping on the water again heading west with Ålesund still on our left we complete our circumnavigation passing by her northern harbour guarded by its 175-year-old navigational beacon and the last remaining buildings of Old Ålesund, we seek out the Asp Island bridge the entrance to Ålesund’s Southern harbour. Our kayaks glide easily through the harbour, past a 103-year-old historical landmark, and on towards our take-out point; finally, with the city’s southern skyline chiseled on a seemingly painted backdrop of the majestic Sunnmøre Alps our landing site comes into view.

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Norway’s Grand Fjord (Storfjord), where the surging north Atlantic Ocean meets the majestic Sunnmøre Alps where a giant ravine like fjord carries the surging ocean inland banked by steep sheer walls that give way to towering peaks.

Feeling small in our sea kayaks as we glide out onto the glistening fjord waters the over-whelming majesty of our surroundings hits us with a view like a painted canvas of deep blue water, lush green forests giving way to chiselled rocky peaks, and an endless blue sky with wisps of white. Here, the history and culture of a rugged mountain people and the waterways that connected them come alive as we paddle these majestic waterways.

Our kayaks glide effortlessly as we search out a little know sport for a delicious picnic lunch, before slipping back on the water.