Sogn og Fjordane
This area is known for glaciers, towering mountains and a beautiful coastline.
The Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
There are wonderful adventures waiting for you along the fjord coast in the county of Sogn og Fjordane.
Sunnfjord is dominated by fjords and waterfalls and is located halfway between Bergen and Ålesund in Fjord Norway.
Explore some of Norway’s greatest highlights on a journey through the mountains of Hallingdal and Norefjell to the fjords of Hardanger and Sognefjord.
Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1,308 metres deep Sognefjord.
Watch films and read articles from our summer tour in Fjord Norway. River rafting and glacier walking are two of many holiday activities.
Almost a week is required for this trip where you visit the Jotunheimen Mountains, the Sognefjord and the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord.
Wake up with a fjord view and go skiing in the mountains. Some of the best snow conditions in Norway are only minutes away from the Sognefjord.
With more than 70 shops, the small town of Sogndal is the shopping and service centre for the region.
The Sognefjord area is particularly well-known for the high quality of its fruit, berries, lamb, game, mountain trout and goat's cheese.
See several of Norway's most popular attractions, such as the Nærøyfjord, Urnes Stave Church, Flåm Railway and Vettisfossen Waterfall.
Sognefjord is the area where you find the Flåm Railway, the Nærøyfjord, Jotunheimen, Jostedalsbreen, Urnes Stave Church and Vettisfossen Waterfall.
There are several tourist information offices in the Sognefjord area.
Experience the Sognefjord and the Nærøyfjord by boat, hike the Jostedalsbreen Glacier or walk from cabin to cabin in Jotunheimen National Park.
Visit the charming fishing village of Kalvåg or take the boat out to Utvær, Norway's westernmost island.
You cannot go further west in Norway. Travel off the beaten track and explore FjordKysten's exciting destinations - a taste of authentic coastal life.
Along the coast of the county of Sogn og Fjordane you will find friendly and comfortable accommodation alternatives.
The variations in the nature along FjordKysten allows for many different activities. Relax at a spa, or try for example surfing, fishing and cycling.
Along FjordKysten you will find art galleries and charming shops selling locally produced food and handicrafts.
FjordKysten is the coastal area in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, stretching from Gulen, near the Sognefjord, in the south to Bremanger in the north.
You can enjoy fresh seafood, local pastry and many tasty specialities along FjordKysten.
The area of Stryn and Nordfjord consists of the municipalities of Stryn, Hornindal, Gloppen, Eid, Vågsøy and Selje.
Along the coast there are several tourist information offices which can provide you with the information you need for travelling in FjordKysten.
FjordKysten is situated in the middle of Fjord Norway. It is easy to get here by plane, scheduled express boats, your own boat, by bus or car.
Explore Stryn and Nordfjord by car. Drive the Old Strynefjell Mountain Road and take a ferry on the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord.
Go glacier walking, ride a fjord horse, join a guided boat tour. Or try your luck fishing - Stryn and Nordfjord is an eldorado for anglers.
Stay at a family-run historic hotel such as the Gloppen, a spa resort such as Alexandra Hotel, or in a cabin by the fjord.
Shop for traditional wood carved items and knitted jumpers, or buy fashion clothes from Moods of Norway in the town of Stryn.
Experience the blue ice of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, magnificent mountain scenery, lush valleys and the sea-pounded coast.
Stryn and Nordfjord is famous for excellent fish, fruit and high quality restaurants. Goat meat is another local speciality.
There are several tourist information offices in the Stryn and Nordfjord area. Find the one that is closest to you.
White snow, beautiful slopes and groomed cross-country trails all await in Stryn and Nordfjord.
A walk in the mountains, in the forest or along the fjord may be the best ways to get to know Stryn and Nordfjord.
Drive or take a bus to Stryn and Nordfjord from the main towns and cities in Norway, or fly into Sandane or Ålesund.
The Nordfjord stretches from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier out to the Stadhavet Ocean.
Experience the Sunnfjord region, the realm of falling waters, by car, bus or on foot, on your own or with an organised trip.
Norway’s longest and deepest fjord extends inland to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen.
Sunnfjord is located in Western Norway, halfway between Bergen and Ålesund. The region is known for its spectacular fjords and its many waterfalls.
There are daily flights to Førde in Sunnfjord and several daily buses from Trondheim, Oslo and Bergen. Travelling around Sunnfjord is easiest by car.
Sunnfjord has much to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Go wild salmon fishing in Naustdal, hike the Waterfall Trail or raft down the Jølstra River.
Europe's largest glacier, the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, and Astruptunet, the home of Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup, feature among local attractions.
The tourist offices in Sunnfjord provide all the information you need to make the most of your stay in the area.
Enjoy Sunnfjord's enchanting winter landscape by going downhill skiing in Jølster and Sunnfjord resort or cross-country skiing in Langeland.
The Sunnfjord region offers a wide range of dining options, including modern cafés, hotel restaurants, roadside cafeterias and pizzerias.
Sunnfjord offers a good choice of accommodation, from comfortable hotels and top standard cabins to modern hostels and idyllic farm stays.
Norway’s biggest summer ski centre at Stryn feeds of the famous Jostedalsbreen Glacier.
The road over Gaularfjellet takes travellers past many waterfalls along the mighty
Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord.
Local expert Atle Frøysland on fishing for salmon in the Nausta and Gaula rivers in Fjord Norway.
The road over Aurlandsfjellet is a journey across a barren plateau through a desolate landscape of snow and rocks with the occasional sprig of grass.
Explore the beautiful capital of Norway, the high mountain plateaus, the deep blue fjords and the world heritage city of Bergen in just a few days.
Jotunheimen has the largest concentration of mountains higher than 2,000 metres in Northern Europe.
Witness stunning scenery with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast. Travel the entire voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, or hop on and off as you wish.
Discover fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, the Flåm Railway and many more attractions with these breathtaking 360 panorama photos.
There are several tourist information offices in the Fjell & Fjord region.
You can find handicrafts and local food at several farms and outlets in the region.
- We are up for some real mountain hiking today, and hopefully we will do some glacier walking as well, says Anders Löwgren from Sweden.
The Fjell & Fjord region gives you the perfect combination of fjords, mountains, waterfalls and glaciers.
Cycle from the mountains to the fjords, go hiking in the national parks and mountain plateaus or experience wild animals up close.
The Fjell & Fjord region stretches from Norefjell in the east, through Hallingdal to Hardanger and Sognefjord in the west.
Typical food and drink in the area include apple juice and fruit from Hardanger, and trout from the Hallingdal Valley.
A truly Norwegian summer – explore the deep fjords, mountain plateaus, high waterfalls and vast glaciers, combined with a rich cultural tradition.
The resorts of Hemsedal, Geilo, Ål, Gol, Nesbyen and Norefjell make up a compact but comprehensive skiing region.
Stay in a historic hotel, a luxurious cabin, on a mountain farm, in a cosy Hallingstue, or in Norway's first five star adventure camping.
High in the Jotunheimen mountains, the Sognefjellet Mountain Road runs between the Sognefjord and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley.
Lake Gjende is a great starting point for hiking and kayaking in the Jotunheimen Mountain Area.
The Aurlandsdalen Valley, with its wild and breathtaking nature, is known as Norway's Grand Canyon. I walked the most scenic part of the valley.
The Flåm Railway is a part of one of Norway's most popular round trips; Norway in a nutshell®.
Lærdal, situated at the end of the Sognefjord, boasts attractions like Borgund Stave Church and the old Gamle Lærdalsøyri Village.
- The best experience I had was the walk up to Molden, because of the view of Jotunheimen, says Alan Barber on holiday in Norway.
In Flåm there is a variety of different types of accommodation, from top of the range tourist hotels to cabins, holiday apartments and camp sites.
- This UNESCO-protected fjord is one of the most picturesque in the world, says our fjord expert Øyvind Heen. Follow his walk on the Royal Post Road.
The explorers went by bus to Fjord Norway, where beautiful scenery awaited them. In the village of Flåm, they got a taste for the local beer.
- We are on a reunion trip to Norway to experience the fjords and mountains. I have never tried river rafting before, says Maha Bouzeid from Sweden.
- This must be one of the most easily accessible glaciers in the world, says Jos Henrichs from Holland on our way to the Nigardsbreen Glacier.
Flåm is located in the heart of Western Norway, easily accessible by car, bus, boat or train.
These two arms of the Sognefjord are both beautiful and dramatic. The Nærøyfjord is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Stay beside emerald green fjords, blue glaciers and mighty waterfalls, on idyllic farms or high up in the mountains surrounded by jagged peaks.
- We came here to visit the UNESCO protected stave church at Urnes, and we combine it with biking along the fjord, says Lien Vermassen from Belgium.
The Flåm River runs through one of the most scenic regions of Western Norway, in an area with dramatic mountains, waterfalls and steep valleys.
A steep railway taking you by spectacular waterfalls, in and out of snow-capped mountains and ending up by the Aurlandsfjord.
The Sognefjord is very centrally located at the heart of Fjord Norway, and this is where the best routes between Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim meet.
The Flåm Railway takes you to a panorama view of the fjords and mountains in the area.
Go on a journey with the spectacular Flåm Railway and later explore the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Flåm is also perfect for hiking and cycling.
- There were many highlights on the train journey with the Flåm Railway. Kjosfossen Waterfall was breathtaking, says Anne Heimann from Germany.
The Flåm Tourist Office has brochures of the area, and can help you book accommodation, tickets for round trips and fjord cruises.
Urnes Stave Church in Luster, beside the Sognefjord, is the only stave church in the world to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Flåm is a good place to buy your souvenirs.
The small town of Flåm has 450 inhabitants and is situated in the municipality of Aurland.
From the Pilgrim's Route to Hornelen, Northern Europe's highest sea cliff, FjordKysten offers a myriad of hiking options in Fjord Norway.
Hike to the top of Alden, Blegja or the sea cliffs at Hornelen. Walk to Norway's westernmost point or follow one of the many North Sea trails.
The region includes the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord, the Jostedalsbreen National Park and the spectacular Nigardsbreen Glacier.
The Sognefjord area is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts, with a great variety of routes for both experienced and inexperienced adventurers.
Go deep-sea fishing in one of the famous fjords along FjordKysten (the Fjord Coast) or out on the open sea, far west in Norway.
There are 16 guided hikes or walks in the Sunnfjord Area, half way between Bergen and Ålesund.
More than 230 signposted trails lead through varied terrain in fjord and mountain landscape in Stryn and Nordfjord.
Explore the Jostedal glacier, the Storehesten peak or the Fossestien trail in the area of Fjord Norway that is known as “the home of the waterfalls”.
Cruise on two of the world's most beautiful fjords - the Nærøyfjord and the Geirangerfjord, both on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Choose from a selection of exciting round trips by express boat from Bergen to the Coast of Fjords and the famous Sognefjord.
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Hurtigruten’s extensive programme of excursions takes advantage of local guides and benefits from calling at ports that larger ships cannot reach.
The Classic Round Voyage with Hurtigruten is a 12 day journey, but there are also shorter options available.
A journey with the iconic Hurtigruten offers the best views at a gentle pace – it is the ideal way to discover Norway’s varied coastal landscape.
A Hurtigruten voyage is arguably the best way to experience Norway. Discover fjords, waterways and ports that other ships cannot reach.
Ride the historic Navvies’ Road along the Oslo-Bergen railway and marvel at the scenery with mountains, snowdrifts, glaciers, rivers and waterfalls.
Downhill cycling suits adrenaline seeking cyclists with some experience. Rent a bike, or bring your own.
Three of Norway’s national parks, 10,000-year old glaciers and the highest mountain plateau in northern Europe make this a world-class walking region.
Discover the "mountains and fjords" region on a hike through the Hallingskarvet National Park or the Aurland Valley, among other destinations.
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Every season has its charm; the northern lights in winter, the Arctic awakening in spring, the midnight sun in summer and the vivid colours in autumn.
Where the Sognefjord runs inland to meet the majestic Jotunheimen Mountains, you will find Klingenberg Hotel in Årdalstangen.
Stay at Østerbø Fjellstove and choose among hiking trips in the Aurlandsdalen Valley. Experience the Vetlahelvete Cave and the Langedalen Waterfall.
See this small but great country.
Discover one of Norway's most visited fjords. Take a cruise on the stunning Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.