Western Norway is a region of narrow fjords cutting into tall mountains, of waterfalls cascading down mountainsides, and of glaciers that never melt. Spectacular architecture and exciting food made from local produce enhance the experience.
The stunning landscapes of Fjord Norway were created by a succession of ice ages and hasn’t changed much since. Here, the seals and eagles reign, and the whales and fish patrol the deep fjords.
In Western Norway you’ll find everything from desolate skerries to some of Norway’s largest cities. A short drive is all it takes to go from urban life to quiet countryside or prime wilderness.
Along the sides and at the inner and outer ends of each fjord you’ll find small communities and villages, each with its own speciality that reflects its local traditions and what was possible to grow in each place.
Many of the region’s fertile valleys are ideal for growing fruit, and apples, pears, cherries and strawberries are popular and common crops. Wild game, fish, or locally reared sheep form the base of many a special dish from Western Norway.
Hiking, surfing, snowboarding on a glacier - all in the same day! There's no way back after watching these breathtaking adventures.
Norway is large. Far larger than most people realise. We recommend focusing on one region at a time, and coming back to see the rest later. If you only plan one trip to Norway, take your time as you travel; make the journey itself your destination.
The UNESCO-protected fjords are symbols of the beauty of traditional Norway. Places where time moves in its own pace.