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Go cruising on the UNESCO protected Nærøyfjord, Norway - Photo: Willy Haraldsen/Fjord1
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Go cruising on the UNESCO protected Nærøyfjord, Norway Photo: Willy Haraldsen/Fjord1

Natural wonders

In the fourth of a five-part series, Eric Owen looks at 10 natural wonders to explore in Fjord Norway.

1 The world's favourite fjord

Wonder at the Nærøyfjord, the wildest and most beautiful arm of the Sognefjord. Along with the Geirangerfjord, 75 miles away – natural beauty has never looked as magnificent and spectacular as this.

2 Cascades of jewels

Waterfalls are at their most dramatic throughout Fjord Norway – for sheer spectacle, the Seven Sisters of Geirangerfjord is unmissable. You can actually walk below and behind the nearby Storseterfossen falls.

3 Shores of calm beauty

Enjoy lazy days on one of Norway’s finest unspoilt beaches on the island of Stokkoya, a stunning archipelago north-west of Trondheim. Sensational mountain views vie with the tranquil seascape.

4 Where the sea eagles swoop

Seals and sea eagles prey upon the fish among the 5,400 islets and skerries off Frøya, the outermost island off the coast of Trøndelag. Nature at its wildest!

5 The Troll's Tongue

Marvel at the giant slab of rock protruding 1,200 ft above the beautiful fjord landscape of Ringedal Lake. One of the most astonishing places to visit in Norway.

6 Stunning spectacle among summer snow

An unmissable spectacle is the unique Stegastein viewing platform and its breathtaking views 2,000 ft above the Aurlandsfjord. Don’t forget to stop for a spot of fishing in the surrounding mountains.

7 A sermon in stone

For a truly jawdropping experience, hike to Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), a plateau that gives epic views of the whole 25-mile long Lysefjord from a height of 2,000 ft. On a clear day you can see for ever!

8 Sculpted by the ocean

You won’t believe the Kannestein Rock on the island of Vågsøy, eroded by the crashing ocean waves, which looks like a giant mushroom, a giant goblet on its stem or a mermaid’s chair depending on your imagination.

9 Pinnacles of awe

The highest vertical mountain wall in Europe is Trollveggen (Troll Wall), near Åndalsnes. Not conquered until 1965 – there are now 14 routes for climbers – you may just prefer to gaze upwards in awe!

10 Railway to heaven

Some call the Flåm Railway the most beautiful and spectacular railway journey in the world – you’ll weave your way through magical fjords, majestic mountains and foaming waterfalls. Breathtaking!

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Last updated:  06 August 2013
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Go cruising on the UNESCO protected Nærøyfjord, Norway - Photo: Willy Haraldsen/Fjord1

Natural wonders

In the fourth of a five-part series, Eric Owen looks at 10 natural wonders to explore in Fjord Norway.

Natural wonders

Source: Visitnorway

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