The Fjords of Norway
The fjords of Norway
Explore the world-famous Norwegian fjords!
When you ask people around the world what they associate with Norway, chances are many of them will answer "fjords". Norway has a multitude of famous fjords, all of which have their own unique characteristics. By taking one of our tours you can get an unforgettable experience of our beautiful Norwegian fjords.
Our Nutshell tours take you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery and let you explore Norway in a spectacular way. You will experience that every fjord is unique with its own peculiarity and "personality". Have a look on this page and find a fjord that suits you.
This 17 km long fjord is actually a branch of the mighty Sognefjord stretching out between the charming village of Gudvangen and the Aurlandsfjord, cradling the popular Flåm village in its "bosom".
Due to the unique fjord landscape, the Nærøyfjord was added to the UNESCO list of world heritage sites in 2005. It is characteristically narrow, which makes for a truly close encounter with the surrounding landscape when on a cruise here.
With 205 km and a depth of 1300 meters, The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest. It’s a strong, watery «vein» in the middle of Fjord Norway creating a foundation for commerce, agriculture and tourism.
The fjord is not only characterized by «depth» and «length», but also by «height» with a southeastern mountain range raising 2000 meters over the fjord, covered by Europe’s largest glacier, Jostedalsbreen.
The Hardanger region is known as "Norway’s orchard" with the lush landscape a fertile ground for fruit and berries with, in particular, the local cider gaining international renown.
The Hardangerfjord is Norway's second longest fjord, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean, 80 km south of Bergen to the traditional industry town of Odda, 179 km further into the land.
The Aurlandsfjord is another branch of the Sognefjord. Like its "twin", Nærøyfjorden, it’s narrow and deep, surrounded by a spectacular landscape. At the innermost part of the fjord lies Flåm.
Flåm is home of the famous "Flåmsbana" Railway line. Its popularity as a tourist destination is due to offering both mountain and fjord when combining a trip on the railway and a fjord cruise.
Another favorite among visitors, the Geirangerfjord is an unusually attractive stretch of water with status as a UNESCO world heritage site, located in the Sunnmøre region with the fascinating city of Ålesund as the closest urban center.
Besides the general beauty of the area around the Geiranger village, the "Seven Sisters" waterfall alongside the "Bridal Veil" and "The Suitor" strategically placed opposite the "sisters" are compelling reasons to take a cruise on the fjord!
Nordfjord offers one of Norway’s most spectacular coast to fjord experiences. Here you can experience the ocean, fjords, glaciers, and impressive mountains.
Nordfjord is home to the exciting town of Loen, with the famous Loen Skylift, as well as dramatic landscapes with a unique culture and authentic environments.
The Trollfjord is a spectacular Arctic fjord located in the beautiful Lofoten Islands. The entry to the fjord is only 100 meters wide and only accessible by boat, which makes for a dramatic entrance.
The mountain peaks surrounding the fjord is up to 1100 meters high which adds to this amazing experience. Here you will often be able to see sea eagles circling around the mountain peaks.
The Romsdalsfjord in Møre & Romsdal is surrounded by the majestic Romsdalsalpene Mountains. The sides of the fjords are dense with forrest, due to the extensive rainfall in the area.
The mountain peaks surrounding the fjord are tall, sharp, and somewhat intimidating. The peaks are covered with snow and hanging glaciers, which gives the fjord a sort of Alpine feel.
The Romsdalsfjord in Møre & Romsdal is also surrounded by the majestic Romsdalsalpene Mountains. This area is perfect for active outdoor experiences with close proximity to "The Alp town by the fjord" Åndalsnes.
The fjord is relatively short and the entire length can be experienced in one day. Wolf Larsen, the main character in Jack London's novel "The Sea-Wolf" claims that he was born close to the Romsdalsfjord.
Home to the mighty Preikestolen, the Kjerag Boulder and the worlds longest wooden staircase at Flørli. The Lysefjord is not the largest, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty.
The Lysefjord area has also received the Sustainable Destination certificate and the industry and comunity here work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism.