The UNESCO Naeroyfjord

Naeroyfjord. Photocredit Morten Rakke, VisitFlam


The UNESCO Naeroyfjord 

This dramatic, narrow fjord is one of the inner branches of the main Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord. This 18 kilometre long fjord is only 500 metres wide in some parts, with steep mountain sides and unbelievable, tiny farms clinging to the mountain sides. Since 2005, the Naeroyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are scheduled fjord cruises on this amazing fjord, with daily departures throughout the year, connecting with the public transportation system between the 2 largest cities in Norway; Oslo and Bergen.

The Naeroyfjord. Photo by Finn Loftensnes, Aurland & Laerdal Reiselivslag

The Naeroyfjord

Travel tips to see the Naeroyfjord:

The easy way is joining one of our round trip packages, including all transportation as well as hotels en route, so you don’t have to spend time figuring out all of the connections. We recommend:

The Norway in a Nutshell, 5 nights:
This is a popular round trip from Oslo, including the scenic Bergen rail line, the Flam Railway, fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and the Naeroyfjord, coach trip through the Stalheim canyon and the breathtaking Stalheimskleiven hairpin road, with overnight stays in Oslo, the tiny fjord village of Flam and Bergen. This trip comes in a 3 nights option as well

Geirangerfjord & the Norway in a Nutshell, 7 nights:
This round trip from Oslo includes the Bergen line, Flam Railway, Fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord & Naeroyfjord, Stalheimskleiven hairpin road, Oslo, Flam, Bergen and Alesund. A full day cruise on the beautiful Geirangerfjord. Return to Oslo via the spectacular Rauma rail line

Arctic Fjords & coastal highlights, 7 nights:
This roundtrip cruise package from Oslo includes the best of Arctic Norway & a spectacular Unesco fjord – with Oslo & Tromso, a 4 nights Hurtigruten cruise from Tromso to Bergen, Lofoten Islands, Helgeland coast & Atlantic Ocean road, Bergen, Fjord cruise on the Unesco Naeroyfjord, Flam Railway & Bergen line

Wooden villa in Naeroyfjord. Jens Henrik Nybo, Innovation Norway

Wooden villa, Naeroyfjord

See the Naeroyfjord in winter

An exotic & relaxing experience! Combined with stays in Bergen, the famous Flam Railway and the main Bergen line:
Norway in a Nutshell, 5 nights round trip from Oslo
Norway in a Nutshell, 3 nights trip from Bergen to Oslo
Ice hotel, Northern Lights & Fjord Tour, 7 nights round trip from Oslo

Pictures from the UNESCO Naeroyfjord:

Sognefjord - the entrance to the Unesco Naeroyfjord. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The entrance to the Naeroyfjord

Naeroyfjord Photo by Morten Rakke, VisitFlam


Naeroyfjord. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordiclife, Fjordnorway


Naeroyfjord. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Naeroyfjord farm

The Norwegian Fjords