NORWEGIAN FJORDS: unforgettable!
Visit the Norwegian Fjords – A unique travel experience!
Norway’s vast coastline has an uncountable number of fjords, carved out by the ice during the Scandinavian Ice age. The main Norwegian fjords are located at the Western coast of Norway in the Fjord Norway area, cutting their way towards the inland of Norway.
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The blue Hardangerfjord
is located south of Bergen, with several branches. The Folgefonna glacier is located on the mountain plateau between the main fjord and the Sorfjord branch, visible from several areas along the main fjord.
From the village of Eidfjord the dramatic Maabodal canyon cuts its way inland to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, with the spectacular Voringfoss waterfall.
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The majestic Sognefjord
is Norway’s longest fjord, located north of Bergen. The Sognefjord has several scenic branches, like the Unesco Naeroyfjord and the Fjaerlandsfjord branch. The famous Flam Railway, a side line off the main Bergen line between Oslo and Bergen, takes you down to the Sognefjord and the Flam village in the Aurlandsfjord branch.
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The Unesco Geirangerfjord
– a beautiful fjord located south of the coastal town of Alesund, heading southwards inland, with the fjord village of Geiranger in the far end of the fjord. There are marvellous fjord view points in Geiranger area, like the Dalsnibba road and the Eagle’s road. A coach trip across the Golden route mountain roads between Gerianger and Andalsnes fjord village offers stunning views and the breathtaking Trollstigen hairpin road.
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The Unesco Naeroyfjord
– the narrower branch of the main Sognefjord, with dramatic scenery, steep mountain sides and unbelievable tiny farms clinging to the mountain sides. Gudvangen fjord village is located at the inner end of the Naeroyfjord. From Gudvangen the Gudvangen valley and Stalheim canyon cuts in towards the mountain plateau, with the spectacular Stalheimskleiven hairpin road, offering a marvellous view of the canyon.
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The spectacular Lysefjord
– the fjord is a mighty natural phenomenon. The wild and dramatic fjord cuts its way 40 kilometres into the country between steep mountains. The Lysefjord is carved and formed by the glaciers during the Ice Age. The most famous mountain formation in the Lysefjord is the Pulpit Rock. The plateau or mountain shelf, protrudes about 30 meters from the precipitous mountain and thrones some 600 meters above the fjord.
The Arctic Trollfjord
– an amazing, tiny, narrow fjord heading west at the Vesteraalen archipelago, just north of the spectacular Lofoten Islands, with mountain peaks, steep mountain sides and Sea Eagles breeding in the area. During the summer months the Hurtigruten ships make a detour, depending on the weather situation – an unforgettable experience!! The entrance is so narrow it looks like it is not possible for such a large ship to enter, and it looks even more impossible to turn the large ship at the end of the fjord.
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