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
Norwegian Fjords - Sognefjord

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
Norwegian Fjords - Naeroyfjord

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.

Norwegian Fjords - Storfjord

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
Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord

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!

5 hours
Group Size
At least 1

Tour of the Art Nouveau Archipelago

ÅLESUND’S BEST SELLING TRIP! 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.

135 EUR
6 hours
Group Size
At least 1

Fjords, Islands & Sounds Route

Escape the city! Head to Borgund Fjord, keeping the southern city sights, sounds, and smells on our left, we paddle its glistening waters; float through Nørve Sound to the entrance of Ellingsøyfjord with its fairytale islands. We enjoy a wholesome picnic lunch on a lush green island seemingly miles from urbanization.

Jumping on the water again heading west with Ålesund still on our left, we complete our circumnavigation passing by her northern harbor 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 harbor.

Our kayaks glide easily through the harbor, 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.

135 EUR
3 hours
Group Size
At least 1

Sunset Wine Tour

The stage is set. Our driver picks you up at your accommodation for the short drive to our launching site. Our chosen route benefits from the glorious western sky facing the North Atlantic; calm seas and island hopping await as we paddle Ålesund’s fjords. Relaxing on the perfect island, we enjoy friendly chat and laughter as we sip from our glasses and the glorious evening unfolds.

165 EUR