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Hiking in Kjerag beside the Lysefjord, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
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Hiking in Kjerag beside the Lysefjord, Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
The Lysefjord is situated close to Stavanger, and is especially known for the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock). Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Ryfylke is home to the Lysefjord and the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock, also called Prekestolen). Photo: Terje Rakke/nordic Life
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Photo: Øyvind Heen/fjords.com
Explore beautiful fjords, magnificent mountains and stunning beaches. Discover why the region is a European Capital of Culture. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger
This area is known for glaciers, towering mountains and a beautiful coastline. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Sunnhordland lies south of Bergen at the mouth of the Hardangerfjord, and is known for the Folgefonna National Park and the Barony in Rosendal. Photo: Jan Rabben/Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland
Norway’s longest and deepest fjord extends inland to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen. Photo: Frithjof Fure
- 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. Photo: visitnorway.com
Bergen is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding mountains and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord. Photo: Bergen Tourist Board/Robin Strand
One ski destination, two ski centres and the winter capital in Fjord Norway with long skiing traditions awaits you in Voss. Photo: Gaute Helland
The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway
The Hardanger area is known for the Hardangerfjord, the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, and the fantastic fruit tree blossoming in spring time. Photo: Per Eide/Innovation Norway
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. Photo: E.A. Vikesland/Flåm Utvikling

Fjord Norway

Western Norway is famous for easily accessible fjords and mountains. The area offers activities such as hiking, glacier walking, fishing and cycling.
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Hiking in Kjerag beside the Lysefjord, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Fjord Norway

Western Norway is famous for easily accessible fjords and mountains. The area offers activities such as hiking, glacier walking, fishing and cycling.

Fjord Norway

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Destinations in Fjord Norway

    About the fjords

    What Is a Fjord?

    The fjords of Norway were dug out by ice, stone and rock during successive ice ages.

    TripAdvisor forum on Fjord Norway

    Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

    Seasons, Weather and Climate in Fjord Norway

    Most visitors come to Fjord Norway during the light summer months, but the greatest wonders are reserved for those travelling in spring and fall.

    The Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

    The Geirangerfjord is unique and exceptionally beautiful – which is why this fjord landscape is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

    The Hardangerfjord Region

    The Hardanger area is known for the Hardangerfjord, the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, and the fantastic fruit tree blossoming in spring time.

    The Lysefjord

    The Lysefjord is situated close to Stavanger, and is especially known for the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

    The Nordfjord

    The Nordfjord stretches from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier out to the Stadhavet Ocean.

    The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord

    These two arms of the Sognefjord are both beautiful and dramatic. The Nærøyfjord is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    The Romsdalsfjord

    The Romsdalsfjord is located close to the city of Molde. Take the Raumabanen Railway from the fjord to the mountains, or go on a fjord cruise.

    The Sognefjord

    Norway’s longest and deepest fjord extends inland to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen.

    Fjords and the Midnight Sun in a Week

    You don't have to choose between the fjords and the midnight sun if you're only in Norway for a week. Here's how to combine both spectacles.

    Destinations in Fjord Norway

    Bergen

    Bergen is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding mountains and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.

    Flåm

    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.

    The Hardangerfjord Region

    The Hardanger area is known for the Hardangerfjord, the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, and the fantastic fruit tree blossoming in spring time.

    Haugesund and Haugalandet

    Haugalandet is a good starting point for exploring the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains. The city of Haugesund is famous for the Film Festival.

    Kristiansund and Nordmøre - the Atlantic Road

    Vibrant island communities, deep fjords, steep mountains, the incredible Atlantic Road, and charming Kristiansund – the region is full of contrasts.

    Molde and Romsdal

    The Molde area is known for the Trollstigen Mountain Road, Molde International Jazz Festival and the 222 mountain peaks of Molde Panorama.

    The Stavanger Region

    Explore the Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren's beaches. Visit Stavanger and experience its rich cultural life.

    Ryfylke

    Ryfylke is home to the Lysefjord and the mountain formations of Kjerag and Prekestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

    Stryn & Nordfjord

    This area is known for glaciers, towering mountains and a beautiful coastline.

    The Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

    The Geirangerfjord is unique and exceptionally beautiful – which is why this fjord landscape is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

    Ålesund and Sunnmøre

    The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps.

    The Sognefjord area

    The Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    Voss

    Voss offers nature adventures summer and winter. For nearly 200 years tourists have been seeking escapades based on Voss' nature and local culture.

    FjordKysten

    There are wonderful adventures to be had along the fjord coast in the county of Sogn og Fjordane.

    Sunnhordland

    Sunnhordland lies south of Bergen at the mouth of the Hardangerfjord, and is known for the Folgefonna National Park and the Barony in Rosendal.

    Videos and multimedia

    The Geirangerfjord and Ålesund 360 panorama SkyCam

    You get to see Ålesund, the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen Mountain Road from a bird's eye view with these amazing 360 panorama photos.

    Hiking to the top of Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)

    Hike from the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge to the top of Pulpit Rock, 600 meters above the Lysefjord, with Norway host David Spinx.

    Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord

    Let Norway host David Spinx take you on a fjord cruise in Ryfylke to see the Pulpit Rock. And learn about the history of Norway along the way.

    River expedition and salmon fishing

    Norway host David Spinx travels to Ryfylke in Fjord Norway to go on an expedition on the Suldalslågen River. And he gets to try salmon fishing.

    Riding a fjord horse in Fjord Norway

    Travel to Tjøstheim Farm in Ryfylke and go horseback riding in fjords and mountains with Norway host David Spinx. Riding a fjord horse is easy.

    Bicycling along the Sognefjord

    - 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.

    Kayaking on the Eidfjord

    - I’m so excited. I’ve no idea how to do it, but I’m sure it’s going to be fun to paddle on the fjord, smiles Elizabeth Peace from the US.

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    Fun activities in fjords and mountains

    Watch films and read articles from our summer tour in Fjord Norway. River rafting and glacier walking are two of many holiday activities.

    Norway's Fjords rated the Best Place in the World

    Once again the Norwegian fjords have been rated the best destination in the world by National Geographic Traveler.

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