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A fjord for everyone

It seems like everywhere you look in Norway, there is another amazing fjord full of dazzling sights and experiences. With over 1,100 fjords throughout the country, even most locals have not seen them all. But, when you visit Norway, going on a fjord safari is an absolute must since they are such a big part of the country’s identity.
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We have provided you with a guide on the differences between the main fjords throughout the country and how you can pick the ones that are perfectly suited for your particular interests and desires, for future visit.
The Geirangerfjord - Geiranger, Norway

The Geirangerfjord

Any fjord that is on the UNESCO World Heritage List should give you confidence that it is going to be worth your time. This is definitely true with the Geirangerfjord thanks to the fact that it contains a large selection of waterfalls along its 15 km stretch of fjord. While many fjords usually have at least one or two waterfalls, this particular fjord includes many waterfalls, including the iconic Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters, which you can assess on a kayak tour in Geiranger.
The Trollfjord seen from above - Svolvær, Norway

The Trollfjord

While some people love to see the really large fjords, such as Sognefjord that is an astonishing 205 km long, the appeal of Trollfjord is the exact opposite. It is so small that at some points it only reaches a width of about 100 meters. This creates a very cozy and intimate experience when cruising down the fjord and makes it an even more impressive sight when large cruise ships manage to fit through the narrowest parts of the passage. Plus, by visiting Trollfjord, you will get to experience some movie magic since it was used as a filming location for Matt Damon’s 2017 film Downsizing. If you wish to explore the Trollfjord you can do it on a Sea Eagle safari to Trollfjord or on a silent Trollfjord cruise.
Rib-boat tour on the Hardangerfjord  - Botnen, Hardanger, Norway

The Hardangerfjord

Coming in at almost 180 kilometers, Hardangerfjord is the second-largest fjord in the entire country and is widely beloved by residents and tourists alike thanks to its abundance of apple trees in the spring and summer. As soon as these trees begin to grow and ripen in the warmer weather, the sides of the fjord become much more mesmerizing and make it quite a sight to see during the Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell™ tour. There are also several historical towns located along Hardangerfjord, such as Eidfjord and Sørfjord. 
Panoramic view of the Lysefjord - Lysefjord and the pulpit Fjord cruise from Stavanger - activities in Stavanger, Norway

The Lysefjord

For people who love hiking, this fjord on the southern tip of the country is an absolute must. This is because Lysefjord contains the famous Preikestolen or The Pulpit Rock. Hiking up to the top of this 604-meter tall cliff gives you the ability to walk out onto the large flat viewing area and see a spectacular view of the fjord for several miles in every direction.
Electric bus from Flåm to Stegastein, views of the mighty Sognefjord - Things to do Flåm, Norway

The Sognefjord

This expansive fjord is the longest one in Norway and feeds off into many other fjords that are extremely popular in their own right. A Sognefjord in a nutshell™ tour is an easy and exciting way to experience the king of the fjords. Its extremely wide path provides a much different experience than the previously mentioned Trollfjord and is truly something that can’t be accurately explained using words.
By visiting Sognefjord, you can take one of its many branches and visit hundreds of different towns and villages spread out across Southern Norway, including the beloved village of Flåm.

Norway in a Nutshell® and our popular Nutshell tours

Experience the best of Norway's most scenic sights and highlights. Our Nutshell tours include fjord cruises, famous railways and breathtaking nature. Travel in a day, or add extra days and activities to create your perfect Norwegian holiday. Explore our bestselling tours below.

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Norway in a Nutshell®
Norway's most popular and famous tour

Our most popular tour shows you the very best of Norway. See the stunning UNESCO-listed fjords. Ride the Bergen Railway and the Flåm Railway, two of the world's most scenic railway lines.

From 1600 NOK
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Experience Agatunet By Sorfjorden on the Hardangerfjord in a nutshell tour & Rosendal- Hardangerfjord Norway
Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell™
Scenic Hardangerfjord and the Vøringsfossen waterfall

Discover the exceptional beauty of the Hardangerfjord, one of Norway's premier destinations, on this 2 day tour. Explore local life, visit fjord villages and experience famous waterfalls.

From 3120 NOK
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Sognefjord in a Nutshell™
A relaxing cruise on the magnificent Sognefjord

Enjoy a fjord cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord, the second longest fjord in the world. Experience two of the world’s most beautiful train rides, the Flåm Railway and Bergen Railway.

From 2205 NOK
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Skageflå mountain fram -Geirangerfjorden - Geiranger, Norway
UNESCO Geirangerfjord in a Nutshell™
Geirangerfjord and spectacular scenic viewpoints

Experience the crown jewel of Norway’s fjords – The Geirangerfjord. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, cascading waterfalls, and a journey to Ørnesvingen, a scenic viewpoint of mountains and fjords.

From 1856 NOK
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Sunset over the Lysefjord - Lysefjord in a nutshell, Norway
Lysefjord in a Nutshell™
Preikestolen, Lysefjord and charming Stavanger

This tour takes you to Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock, one of Norway’s most photographed natural attractions. The tour includes a fjord cruise on the scenic Lysefjord and the charming city of Stavanger.

From 1381 NOK
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Hamnøy Bridge  - Reine - Lofoten Islands in a nutshell, Reine, Norway
Lofoten Islands in a Nutshell™
The world's most beautiful islands above the Arctic Circle

Situated above the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten archipelago offers dramatic, imposing beauty everywhere you look. Explore the amazing Lofoten islands in a comfortable and sustainable way.

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