Photo: Øyvind Heen

The Nærøyfjord

Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,700 metres high, this arm of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful.

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


Things to do in the Nærøyfjord region