The Fjords

Fjord Norway

No visit to Norway is complete without seeing the fjords. The fjord region of Norway covers the west coast area, stretching from Stavanger in the south to Ålesund in the north. Of course, there are fjords in other parts of the country, but it’s in this area that you’ll find the most famous fjords – Geiranger, Hardanger, Naeroy, Sogne and so on. 

On this page you’ll find my articles about the fjords in this part of the country, but info on what exactly a fjord is. 

Fjord Map

Note – use the arrow on the top left to open up the guide to this map. If I’ve written an article about the place, there will be a link to that article when you click the marker. 

Practical Info

The Sognefjord

The Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Norway and the second-longest in the world. Often referred to as the ‘King of the Fjords’, the Sognefjord is 205km long (127 miles) and has a maximum width of 4.5km (2.8 miles). Its deepest point is 1,308 m (4291 feet). Along the Sognefjord are many farms and villages that you can visit. The Sognefjord also has many branches that are famous, namely the Aurlandsfjord (where Flåm is) and the Naeroyfjord (UNESCO World Heritage-listed). The Sognefjord is located just north of Bergen and there are many ways to see the fjord in a day from the city. 

Flåm

No trip to Western Norway is complete without a visit to Flåm, a charming village situated at the end of the Aurlandsfjord (a branch of the Sognefjord). Flåm is home to the famous Flåm Railway, frequently named the most scenic rail journey in the world. The region is also part of the famous ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ day trip. In other words, there’s plenty to do in Flåm and surrounds!

The Hardangerfjord

The Hardangerfjord is the second-longest fjord in Norway and is often referred to as the ‘most beautiful fjord’. It is famous for its apple growing regions, its scenery and national parks, and the numerous historic villages along it. It has many famous branches, such as the Sørfjorden, where you’ll find Odda and Troll Tongue. 

Practical Info

Driving from Bergen to the Hardangerfjord

I think one of the best ways to see Norway is by car. It may seem a little intimidating at first, with all those mountain roads, ferries, tolls, and crazy expensive petrol. But if you plan accordingly and have the budget for it, you’ll get to see the best bits of nature. And one of

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Odda

Odda is a small town located on the end of the Sørfjorden, the longest branch of the Hardangerfjord. Most people come to Odda to take advantage of the close natural attractions, famously the Troll Tongue hike and the Folgefonna National Park. However, it’s well worth spending some time in the town centre. Odda is a historic place thanks to its rapid industrial growth at the beginning of the 20th century. 

The Storfjord

Geiranger

Probably the most famous fjord in the world, the Geirangerfjord is UNESCO World Heritage listed for its stunning beauty and natural formation. The little village of Geiranger sits on the end of the fjord, and it’s a lovely place to visit. 

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Driving from Bergen to the Hardangerfjord

I think one of the best ways to see Norway is by car. It may seem a little intimidating at first, with all those mountain roads, ferries, tolls, and crazy expensive petrol. But if you plan accordingly and have the budget for it, you’ll get to see the best bits of nature. And one of

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