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 to be had along the fjord coast in the county of Sogn og Fjordane.
Rica Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains in Norway and covers most of the country.
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.
See several of Norway's most popular attractions, such as the Nærøyfjord, Urnes Stave Church, Flåm Railway and Vettisfossen Waterfall.
Experience the Sognefjord and the Nærøyfjord by boat, hike the Jostedalsbreen Glacier or walk from cabin to cabin in Jotunheimen National Park.
The Sognefjord area is particularly well-known for the high quality of its fruit, berries, lamb, game, mountain trout and goat's cheese.
With more than 70 shops, the small town of Sogndal is the shopping and service center for the region.
The Sognefjord area is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts with a great variety of routes for both experienced and inexperienced adventurers.
There are several tourist information offices in the area.
Visit the charming fishing village of Kalvåg or take the boat out Utvær, Norway’s westernmost island.
Take a cruise on the Sognefjord or drive the Sognefjell Mountain Road through Jotunheimen National Park.
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.
Along FjordKysten you will find art galleries and charming local shops selling locally produced food and handicrafts.
Along the coast there are several tourist information offices which can provide you with the information you need for travelling in FjordKysten.
Sognefjord is the area where you find the Flåm Railway, the Nærøyfjord, Jotunheimen, Jostedalsbreen, Urnes Stave Church and Vettisfossen Waterfall.
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.
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 the Nordfjord region by car, making sure you drive the Old Strynefjell Mountain Road and take a ferry on the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord.
White snow, beautiful slopes and groomed cross-country trails all await in Stryn and Nordfjord.
Stryn and Nordfjord are 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.
In Nordfjord you will find your natural playground. Go hiking, biking, glacier walking, surf, go skiing, ride a fjord horse, or try your luck fishing.
Experience the blue ice of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, magnificent mountain scenery, lush valleys and the sea-pounded coast.
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.
The Nordfjord region consists of the municipalities of Stryn, Hornindal, Gloppen, Eid, Vågsøy and Selje.
A walk in the mountains, in the forest or along the fjord may be the best ways to get to know the Nordfjord region.
Shop for traditional wood carved items and knitted jumpers, or buy fashion clothes from Moods of Norway in the town of Stryn.
The Nordfjord stretches from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier out to the Stadhavet Ocean.
Drive or take a bus to Stryn and Nordfjord from the main cities in Norway, take the boat from Bergen, or fly into Sandane, Ørsta-Volda or Ålesund.
Norway’s biggest summer ski center at Stryn is situated at the edge of the famous Jostedalsbreen Glacier.
Norway’s longest and deepest fjord extends inland to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen.
The road over Gaularfjellet takes travellers past many waterfalls along the mighty
Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord.
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.
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.
Jotunheimen has the largest concentration of mountains higher than 6,500 feet in Northern Europe.
- We are up for some real mountain hiking today, and hopefully we will do some glacier walking as well, says Anders Löwgren from Sweden.
There are several tourist information offices in the Fjell & Fjord region.
High in the Jotunheimen mountains, the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route runs between the Sognefjord and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley.
The Flåm Railway is a part of one of Norway's most popular round trips; Norway in a nutshell®.
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.
Lake Gjende is a great starting point for hiking and kayaking in the Jotunheimen Mountain Area.
The international newspaper the Huffington Post is charmed by the beauty of Norway's fjords and islands, the midnight sun and the northern lights.
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A steep railway taking you past spectacular waterfalls, in and out of snow-capped mountains and ending up by the Aurlandsfjord.
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Lærdal, situated at the end of the Sognefjord, boasts attractions like Borgund Stave Church and the old Gamle Lærdalsøyri Village.
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Rallarvegen lets you set your own pace through 50 miles of mountainous scenery. No wonder it's Norway's most popular cycle route.
Flåm is a good place to buy your souvenirs.
The Flåm Tourist Office has brochures of the area, and can help you book accommodation, tickets for round trips and fjord cruises.
Go on a journey with the spectacular Flåm Railway and later explore the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Flåm is also perfect for hiking and cycling.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Visit Lom Stave Church, the Norwegian Mountain Museum in Lom or Gallery Jotunheimen to learn about local traditions and culture.
These two arms of the Sognefjord are both beautiful and dramatic. The Nærøyfjord is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Flåm is located in the heart of Western Norway, easily accessible by car, bus, boat or train.
- There were many highlights on the train journey with the Flåm Railway. Kjosfossen waterfall was breathtaking, says Anne Heimann from Germany.
- The best experience I had was the walk up to Molden, because of the view of Jotunheimen, says Alan Barber, on vacation in Norway.
The small town of Flåm has 450 inhabitants and is situated in the municipality of Aurland.
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.
Stay beside emerald green fjords, blue glaciers and mighty waterfalls, on idyllic farms or high up in the mountains surrounded by jagged peaks.
The Flåm River runs through one of the most scenic regions of Western Norway, in an area with dramatic mountains, waterfalls and steep valleys.
The Flåm Railway takes you to a panorama view of the fjords and mountains in the area.
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.
Experience the unique privately owned hotels of Best Western Hotels Norway, located from Alta in the far north to Halden in the south.
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.
Hurtigruten’s extensive program of excursions takes advantage of local guides and benefits from calling at ports that larger ships cannot reach.
The Classic Roundtrip Voyage with Hurtigruten is a 12 day journey, but there are also shorter options available.
Every season has its charm; the northern lights in winter, the Arctic awakening in spring, the midnight sun in summer and the vivid colors in fall.
A Hurtigruten voyage is arguably the best way to experience Norway. Discover fjords, waterways and ports that other ships cannot reach.
See this small but great country.