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.
From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in the Sognefjord area.
From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what the Sognefjord area offers.
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.
Comfortable express buses run daily all year round to the Sognefjord from many places in Norway.
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.
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.
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.
The Aurlandsdalen valley is considered one of the most beautiful hikes in the country.
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