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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 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 metres across at its narrowest and a mere 12 metres at its shallowest. The surrounding mountains reach heights of 1,660 metres, and the fjord is one of 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 Geograhic Traveller magazine.

During a cruise on the Nærøyfjord you will have excellent views of small traditional farms on the mountainsides. If you are lucky, you can see goats grazing right beside the fjord and seals basking on rocks along the fjord.

Facts about the Nærøyfjord:

  • Approx. 17 km long
  • One of the narrowest fjords in Europe
  • Depth of the fjord varies between 12 and 500 metres
  • 250 metres wide at it's 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

You can experience the Nærøyfjord on most of our tours - here's a selection


The original Norway in a nutshell®

Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell

Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) & Norway in a nutshell®

Hurtigruten & Norway in a nutshell®

Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord

in a nutshell with UNESCO fjord bus

Things to do in the Nærøyfjord region