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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.
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People are hiking in Høyanger in the Sognefjord area in Fjord Norway
Hiking in Høyanger in the Sognefjord area.
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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
Regardless of the season, a cruise on the Nærøyfjord will be an unforgettable experience. Read more
Fjord Cruise Nærøyfjord
Join and explore the blue ice tours that Jostedalen Breførarlag offers on the Nigardsbreen glacier. Participate in a memorable hiking experience in a… Read more
Nigardsbreen Glacierguiding
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
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
Rallarvegen, the service road built for the construction of the Bergenline, has won a special status as a cycle track and is becoming more and more… Read more
Cycling - Rallarvegen
Viking Valley, Gudvangen - in the heart of the unique UNESCO listed Norwegian fjord landscape - is the setting for the town of Njardarheimr. Read more
Viking Village Njardarheimr
Do you want to go hiking with a Lama? Skjolden Llamas offers guided tours with Lama, and during summer you can buy rasperry from the farm. Read more
Skjolden Llamas
The Norwegian book town sells used books in beautiful Fjærland. Here are 150,000 books in all categories, for all interests - all well sorted. Read more
Bokbyen - The Norwegian Booktown
The Norwegian Glacier Museum is an award-winning hands-on museum, situated in Fjærland at the head of the Fjærlandsfjord. 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 leisure cycling along Sognefjorden, with guide or self guided. Accommodation and luggage transfer is included. Go for a unique… 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 impressive… Read more
Bike & Hike to Drivandefossen Waterfall
This unique building offers many services, to locals and tourists alike, and has a great view of the glacier. Read more
Breheimsenteret Glacier Center
Borgund Stave Church is a unique example of impressive medieval architecture and is a distinctive landmark on the tourist route to Lærdal. 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. Read more
Aurlandsdalen
Molden is often called the finest viewpoint in Sogn, with an amazing fjord view. Read more
Molden
The King's Road : Kyrkjestølen - Maristova. This was the first passable road over Filefjell mountain pass, built in the 1790's by C. J. Hammer. Read more
The Kings's road from Kyrkjestølen til Maristova
The view from Fannaråken is fantastic with the whole panorama of the West-Jotunheimen range. Many come to Fannaråken to experience the sunrise. Read more
Fanaråken
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
Although it's the second-biggest city in Norway, Bergen is packed with small town charm. 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
Discover Kristiansund, a city on four islands that's famous for clipfish, opera, and the stunning Atlantic Road. Read more
Kristiansund
Explore the charming wooden houses in Gamle Lærdalsøyri. 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
From soaring peaks and glaciers to deep fjords – nature is the main attraction in Nordfjord. Go hiking, surfing and paddling or relax at a spa.… 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
Feel the forces of nature! In Ryfylke, nature is the main attraction. From Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag to salmon safaris and the… Read more
Ryfylke
Røldal is known for getting more snowfall than any other area in Norway. In summer, it's the perfect starting point for… Read more
Røldal
In Stryn you can go summer skiing, explore glaciers, and a enjoy a fjordside spa – all on the very same day.  Read more
Stryn
Suldal is located along the Scenic Route Ryfylke in Fjord Norway, a few hours from Stavanger and Haugesund. The area has been awarded the prestigious… Read more
Suldal
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
Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock), Kjeragbolten and Flørlitrappene (The Flørli Stairs) are all famous hiking spots located in… 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
Go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the view. 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
From the second longest fjord in Norway and snowshoeing to the top of Trolltunga to charming villages and ski resorts – discover the… Read more
Winter in Hardangerfjord
Discover amazing Åndalsnes, famous for its breathtaking landscapes 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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      Comfortable express buses run daily all year round to the Sognefjord from many places in Norway.

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      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.

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      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.

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

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