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Plan your trip to the Sognefjord area: Two women are biking along the Fjordstien path in Sogndal by the Sognefjord in Fjord Norway
Biking in Sogndal.
Photo: VERI Media / Lokel
People are hiking in Høyanger in the Sognefjord area in Fjord Norway
Hiking in Høyanger in the Sognefjord area.
Photo: VERI Media
A person is hiking on the Nigardsbreen glacier in the Jostedalen valley in the Sognefjord area of Fjord Norway
The Nigardsbreen glacier.
Photo: Vegard Aasen

Along Norway’s longest fjord you can hike in some of the country’s most popular mountain areas, get tasteful traditions on a plate, and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Nærøyfjord.

The western coast is known for its magnificent fjords. The longest and deepest is the Sognefjord, that stretches from just north of Bergen and all the way into the Jotunheimen mountains. The Nærøyfjord branch is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Other picturesque fjord arms are the Lusterfjord, the Fjærlandsfjord, and the Finnafjord. They get their beautiful emerald green colour from meltwater from nearby glaciers.

Along the fjord, you’ll find many charming towns, such as the art village Balestrand, the book town Fjærland, and Lærdal, which has more than 150 well-preserved wooden houses that date back to the 16th and 17th century.

Don’t miss the Borgund stave church or the Flåmsbana railway, which takes you from Flåm by the fjord to the top of the mountains in only an hour.

The mountains that surround the inner part of the fjord are among Norway’s most popular hiking areas. Here, you’ll find the Jotunheimen and Breheimen mountains, the Jostedalsbreen glacier, and the valleys Aurlandsdalen and Utladalen. Go hiking, rafting, climbing or summer skiing, or cycle the famous Rallarvegen.

The area is known for strong food traditions and ingredients of the highest quality, from fruit and berries to game and goat cheese.

Find more inspiration on Sognefjord’s official website.

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Top attractions in the Sognefjord area

Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.

Popular hikes

Check out some of the best and most scenic hikes in the Sognefjord area.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in the Sognefjord area.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what the Sognefjord area offers.

Getting to the Sognefjord area

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Top attractions in the Sognefjord area
Regardless of the season, a cruise on the Nærøyfjord will be an unforgettable experience. The narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord is surrounded by steep… Read more
Fjord Cruise Nærøyfjord
The Flåm Railway has been described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway.… Read more
The Flåm Railway
UNESCO Urnes Stave Church , the oldest of Norway's stave churches, is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. It was built around 1130 AD, but the… Read more
Urnes Stave Church
CYCLING - RALLARVEGEN 80 km - Season: 10/7-30/9   ACCOMMODATION & FOOD: HAUGASTØL FINSE - Finsehytta VATNAHALSEN Høyfjellshotel… Read more
Cycling - Rallarvegen
A wild, fresh and wet adventure for the whole family Read more
Body Rafting / River canyoning
Balestrand is surrounded by amazing nature and interesting historical sites. Experience Balestrand from rib-boat. The tour starts in Balestrand. Along… Read more
Balestrand fjord adventures
ICETROLL offer kayaking tours on remote glacier lakes in Jostedalen, on the eastern side of the Jostedalsbreen Icecap. The tours, designed for any… Read more
Kayaking & Glacier Walking
Explore the Viking village Njardarheimr in Gudvangen! "Njardarheimr" means the home dedicated to the northern god Njord. Viking valley is… Read more
Viking Village Njardarheimr
LLAMA WALKS AND FARM VISIT IN SKJOLDEN, LUSTER. Guided walks with these peaceful and intelligent animals, leading them along the riverside to a scenic… Read more
Skjolden Llamas
Quite possibly Norways most beautiful bookstore! The Norwegian Booktown is situated in Mundal, the centre of Fjærland. It consists of various… Read more
Bokbyen - The Norwegian Booktown
The Norwegian Glacier Museum opened in 1991, and is an award-winning hands-on museum, situated in Fjærland at the head of the Fjærlandsfjord. The… Read more
Norwegian Glacier Museum
This is one of the most accessible glaciers, where you can peer into the blue ice at very close range, and everyone above the age of five can join… Read more
Nigardsbreen Glacier
Fjord Cycling offers bike adventures alongside Norways longest and deepest fjord, Sognefjorden. The adventures are offered with, or without a… Read more
Fjord Cycling - along the Sognefjord
Come along on a biking and hiking tour through the enchanting natural- and cultural landscapes of the Mørkrid valley, and get close to the… Read more
Bike & Hike to Drivandefossen Waterfall
Activities Breheimsenteret is a natural starting point for glacier adventures in Jostedalen, like glacier hiking, guided trip to Nigardsbreen… Read more
Breheimsenteret Glacier Center
Built around 1180 and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches… Read more
Borgund Stave church
Popular hikes in the Sognefjord area
Join us on a marvellous hiking adventure to Keipen in Balestrand! Read more
Keipen in Balestrand
The well-known and historic Aurlandsdalen Valley, was once one of the main routes between the eastern and western parts of Norway. The area known as… Read more
Aurlandsdalen
This classic and very popular walk passes through the Utladalen valley from Hjelle to Vettisfossen waterfall. In the valley, you pass four impressive… Read more
Utladalen
Molden is often called the finest viewpoint in Sogn, with an amazing fjord view. You start from the Mollandsmarki road just where it levels out after… Read more
Molden
The King's Road : Kyrkjestølen - Maristova Take the bus to the Kyrkjestølen mountainfarm at Filefjell on the E16 approx. 65 km from… Read more
The Kings's road from Kyrkjestølen til Maristova
The walk follows the main road from Turtagrø as far as the second bend and then goes by a road up Helgedalen. High up in Helgedalen you pass the… Read more
Fanaråken
The route starts from Høyanger Bus Terminal. Follow the walkway up past Hydro and exit right by the bus shelter on the hilltop. Here you… Read more
The Stairs in Høyanger
On this walking tour you will get a great panorama of the Mørkrid- valley , Åsetelake with mountain huts and the well known peaks of the… Read more
Mørkridsdalen
Destinations in Fjord Norway
Even though Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, it has the vibe of a small town, packed with charm and urban character. Read more
Bergen
Each year, several hundred thousand visitors arrive in Flåm to ride the Flåmsbana Railway, cycle Rallarvegen, or go hiking in the dramatic… Read more
Flåm
A charming city, lush nature, old Viking thrones, and festivals await in Haugesund and Haugalandet. Read more
Haugesund and Haugalandet
Get to know Kristiansund, a city on four islands famous for clipfish, opera, and The Atlantic Road. Read more
Kristiansund
Situated at the end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sognefjorden, Lærdal features dramatic mountain tops, unique wooden houses in… Read more
Lærdal
Molde has some of Fjord Norway’s most famous attractions. Experience the world-famous Molde international jazz festival, enjoy spectacular views… Read more
Molde
In Nordfjord you are greeted by a beautiful stretch of coastline, towering mountains and the biggest glacier on mainland Europe, Jostedalsbreen. Read more
Nordfjord
Experience some of Fjord Norway’s most stunning nature attractions, such as the Atlantic Road, the Romsdalseggen ridge, and the Innerdalen… Read more
Northwest
Imagine finding yourself looking over mountains, rockslides and polished cliffs – hundreds of metres above sea level. In Ryfylke, the nature is… Read more
Ryfylke
The Røldal ski centre in the Hordadalen valley is known for receiving more snowfalls than any other area in Norway. It is also one of the best… Read more
Røldal
In Stryn you can join a rope team walking on a glacier, go summer skiing, and enjoy white sandy beaches – all on the very same day. Read more
Stryn
The Sunnfjord area offers a mix of active holiday activities in diverse and unspoilt nature, attractions like a viewing point of unseen… Read more
Sunnfjord
Sunnhordland has some of the most distinctive scenery in Fjord Norway. Folgefonna - Norway’s third largest glacier - is the icing on… Read more
Sunnhordland
You cannot go further west in Norway. Travel off the beaten track to the Fjord Coast and get a taste of authentic coastal life. Read more
The Fjord Coast
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord area
From Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier to the Vøringfossen waterfall – the Hardangerfjord region offers some of the best experiences… Read more
The Hardangerfjord region
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjorden, is surrounded by spectacular nature. In this part of Fjord Norway, you can experience fjord safari,… Read more
The Sognefjord area
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
You could go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the… Read more
The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
If you are craving thrilling adventures, extreme surroundings and Norwegian food specialities, Voss will not let you down. Read more
Voss
Discover Åndalsnes, famed for the Romsdalseggen ridge, Trollstigen, and the Rauma Line, Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Read more
Åndalsnes
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    • Sognefjord train

      By train

      Flåm is the only train station along the Sognefjord, and well worth a trip in itself. The Flåm Railway was named the world’s most incredible train journey by Lonely Planet in 2014. The journey takes you from Flåm by the fjord to the top of the mountains and connects with the train between Oslo and Bergen at Myrdal. There are several daily departures all year round.

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    • Sognefjord bus

      By bus

      Comfortable express buses run daily all year round to the Sognefjord from many places in Norway.

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    • Sognefjord boat

      By boat

      Throughout the year, daily express boats connect Bergen with many small villages along the Sognefjord.

      In the summer, there are also daily express boats between Bergen and Flåm, and sightseeing cruises take you between various destinations along the Sognefjord.

    • Sognefjord car

      By car

      If you travel by car to the Sognefjord area, the trip will take 2–3 hours from Bergen, 4–5 hours from Oslo, and 5–6 hours from Trondheim. Note that car ferries make it possible to cross the Sognefjord and various fjord arms.

      You can choose several Norwegian Scenic Routes on your way to the Sognefjord area.

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    • Sognefjord plane

      By plane

      Sogndal Airport has daily connections from both Bergen and Oslo. Flight times from 30 to 45 minutes.

      An airport express takes you from the airport to Sogndal.

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