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The Nærøyfjord

Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,700 metres high, this arm of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful.
The Nærøyfjord - Norway in a nutshell
The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest and best known of the many arms of the Sognefjord. With its steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, snowfields, waterfalls, and small hamlets, this fjord is perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in Norway.
The Nærøyfjord is 20 km long, only 250 meters across at its narrowest and a mere 12 meters at its shallowest. The surrounding mountains reach heights of 1,660 meters, and the fjord is one of the multiple highlights on several of our tours.
UNESCO has included the Nærøyfjord and the Geirangerfjord in its famous World Heritage List. The fjords have also been awarded first place in the prestigious list of the National Geographic Traveller magazine.
During a cruise on the Nærøyfjord, you will have excellent views of small traditional farms clinging on to the mountainsides. If you are lucky, you can see goats grazing right beside the fjord and seals basking on rocks along the fjord.
Experience the majestic Nærøyfjord on our Norway in a Nutshell®tour.

Facts about the Nærøyfjord:

  • Approx. 17 km long
  • One of the narrowest fjords in Europe
  • The depth of the fjord varies between 12 and 500 meters
  • 250 meters wide at its narrowest point, more than 1 km. at the widest
  • The fjord is an arm of the Sognefjord
  • It is surrounded by towering mountains
  • It was included on UNESCO´s World Heritage List in 2005

Experience more with Norway in a Nutshell®

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. The tour includes a visit to several traditional villages, where it's well worth spending an extra night. You can take the tour in a single day, but we recommend taking longer to experience even more.


  • Incredible scenery
  • A fjord cruise on the magnificent Nærøyfjord
  • The scenic Bergen Railway and the historic Flåm Railway
  • The quaint villages of Flåm and Gudvangen
  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, Voss, Geilo, or Flåm
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Norway in a Nutshell® & Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell™

This round trip from Oslo combines two of our most popular tours: Norway in a Nutshell® and Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell™. You won’t miss any of Norway's highlights on this tour. If you're looking for an adventure starting and ending in Oslo - this is the tour for you!
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