Monday, 3 August 2015

Fjord Norway

Fjord is a piece of art created by Nature itself in the times when glaciers started to retreat and seawaters poured in vales. Norway boasts the greatest concentration of fjords in the world.

Norway Fjords

MILD CLIMATE

Thanks to warm waters of Gulf Stream and currents of warm air under the influence of Coriolis Effect, the climate of Norway fjords is mild, water freezes rarely. Fur seals, white whales and numerous species of fish inhabit the waters. In the sky, you can see hovering eagles and other birds. Waters of fjords are salt and deep. For example, Sognefjord reaches a maximum depth of 1,308 meters below sea level. It is the deepest fjord in Norway. The depth of waters allows navigation of large vessels. Being on board, you can enjoy the beauty of outstanding fjord landscapes.


FERTILE LAND


Banks of fjords are usually covered with abundant greenery and are extremely fertile. Many lands have been cultivated for thousands of years. If you arrive in May, you will be able to see amazing fruit gardens of Hardangerfjord. 

CLOSER LOOK 

Sognefjord is called the King of the fjords. It stretches 204 km inland, offering magnificent views of pristine nature. Natural beauties combined with unique cultural heritage make Sognefjord an ideal place for family vacation.

Nærøyfjord is a branch of Sognefjord and is famous for its unspoiled and picturesque beauty. The 17 km long fjord is only 250 meters in its narrowest point. Since 2005, the Nærøyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Hardangerfjord is known as the Queen of the fjords. It is world famous for its numerous fruit trees. Annually at the end of spring/beginning of summer uncountable apple and cherry trees are in bloom, turning the banks of the fjord in a place of unforgettable beauty.


Lysefjord is located between high rocks and mountains, the most famous of which is called Preikestolen (Preacher’s Pulpit). You can reach the fjord with a daily cruise from Stavanger.


Lysefjord

Geirangerfjord, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, attracts tourists from all over the world with its panoramic views, breathtaking waterfalls and magnificent natural beauty. There are special observation points at Dalsnibba Mountain, the Eagle Road (Ørnevegen), and Scagefla farm.


Hjørundfjord is often called "a hidden pearl" of the Region because it is surrounded by Sunnmøre Alps. The fjord is easily reachable from Ålesund. Harmonious combination of the transparent-blue fjord, high mountains and pastoral life of local villages attracts many tourists.


View from Ålesund

CITIES IN THE FJORDS 

Stavanger is an ideal place to try national cuisine. The city hosts numerous festivals and cultural events. In 2008, Stavanger was designated European Capital of Culture. Go hiking to Preikestolen and admire the breathtaking view to Lysefjord! More information at regionstavanger.com


Bergen – the gates to the Kingdom of fjords. You will never be bored in this fantastic city. Go with an excursion to Edvard Grieg's House, visit Aquarium, and walk along the Fish market alongside the harbor called Bryggen. More information at visitbergen.com


Norway Fjords, the city of Bergen

Ålesund is an art nouveau style pearl. The city is indebted for its fairy-tale look to a destructive fire of 1904. After which, Ålesund rose like phoenix from ashes as an architectural ensemble of modern style. More information at visitalesund.com  


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