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Roundtrips in Fjord Norway

The sound of the glacier. The smell of a waterfall. The stunning beauty of the fjords and mountains. Experience Fjord Norway with all your senses.

The spectacular fjords

As a visitor in Fjord Norway, you do not travel to the attractions. You travel through them. The glaciers, waterfalls, fjords and mountains have attracted guests from around the world for centuries. 

The fjords are more than just a place in Norway, they are also very much a place in the world. The Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord have received UNESCO World Heritage status, and National Geographic has called the fjords the world’s most well-preserved World Heritage. 

The reason behind all this is perhaps that Fjord Norway is more than a scenic backdrop. It is a living landscape where humans and nature live together in mutual dependence. And still, roads manage to meander their way through the spectacular scenery. Behind every turn you can expect a different view, alternating between high mountains and fertile lowlands. Nine of the 18 national tourist routes, scenic routes where the landscape interacts with modern architecture, are found in Fjord Norway. It is a landscape that is tailor-made for exploration. Not just a place – an experience. Your experience.

There is a lot of information about roundtrips, including tour suggestions, on Fjord Norway's official website

Fjord sightseeing and ferry trips

On a fjord cruise, you get to experience the spectacular scenery from a ringside seat. For the best views, join a comfortable sightseeing tour. You will inevitably catch yourself marvelling at the highlights – and yet it is the totality that is the main attraction. Nature’s dimensions somehow play with one’s perspective. The magnificent mountains remind us of how small we are, and the beauty of the finer details remind us of the richness of life.

If you decide to see the fjords by car, your trip will be broken up by ferry trips. There are around 70 ferry services in the region that connect the islands with the mainland and cross the beautiful fjords in many places. It might be a good idea to book in advance, especially for the most popular ferry crossings.

If you are travelling without a car, there is an excellent network of express boats that will quickly take you from the big cities to the innermost arms of the fjords or the outermost islands. Some boat companies sell “hop on, hop off” tickets, which enable you to spend days exploring places en route. Cycling is a great way to explore the islands, and you can bring your bike on the boats as special luggage.

Once on board you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a svele pancake, Fjord Norway’s much loved ferry snack.

Last updated:  22 May 2013
Go on a fjord cruise along the Geirangerfjord, Norway - Photo: Per Eide/Innovation Norway
Go on a fjord cruise along the Geirangerfjord, Norway
Rent a bike and go cycling in the mountains of Fjord Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Rent a bike and go cycling in the mountains of Fjord Norway
Admire the stunning scenery of Fjord Norway by express boat - Photo: Rolf M. Sørensen
Admire the stunning scenery of Fjord Norway by express boat
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Enjoying a fjord tour along the Sognefjord, Norway - Photo: Paal Audestad/Fjord Tours

Roundtrips in Fjord Norway

The sound of the glacier. The smell of a waterfall. The stunning beauty of the fjords and mountains. Experience Fjord Norway with all your senses.

Roundtrips in Fjord Norway

Source: Visitnorway

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