Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Norway Fjords

Fjords are a true miracle of Norway. During the Ice Age, the mountain inlets appeared in the western part of the country, and as the glacier moved away, they created curved sea creeks. Fjords are cozily located in the northern part of the western coast. Because of warm Gulf Stream, the climate in the region is soft and mild. Even in winter, water in the fjords practically never freezes.

Norway Fjords

The best way to enjoy the fjords is from the coast and from the water – i.e. from a car window and from a ferry. Multiple tours include waterfalls, small fishing villages and mysterious grottos.

Fjords can be found in many countries, the Norwegian ones are the most picturesque. Although it is impossible to visit every fjord in Norway, you may see the most beautiful ones! 

GEIRANGERFJORD 

Geirangerfjord is known as the jewel of the Norwegian fjords. With its distinctive S-shaped powerful waterfalls, snow-covered mountain peaks and abandoned mountain farms, the fjord is included into UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites.

Norway Fjords

The fjord lures tourists with its panoramic views, breathtaking waterfalls and magnificent natural beauty. Every year roughly 600 thousand visitors around the world come here to see this natural masterpiece. Special viewpoints are constructed at Dalsnibba Mountain, the Eagle Road, and Scagefla farm.

HARDANGERFJORD 

Hardangerfjord is called the Queen of fjords. It is world famous for its fruit orchards. In the end of spring – beginning of summer countless apple and cherry trees start to bloom and make the fjord even more beautiful.

Norway Fjords

Hardangerfjord is situated not far from Voss. The touristic routes include a boat-trip (Hardangerfjord Express or MS Peer Gynt are especially popular) along the fjord and the excursion to the Hardangervidda plateau with the outstanding views to the local glaciers and waterfalls. The most picturesque waterfall here is Vøringsfossen 182 meters high, of which 145 meters is a direct drop.

HJØRUNDFJORD 

With its length of 35 km, Hjørundfjord is one of the longest fjords in Norway. It is often called "a hidden pearl" of the Fjord Region because although it is surrounded by world-famous Sunnmøre Alps, the fjord itself remains something of a secret, left out of other tourist routes.

Norway Fjords

The fjord is easily reachable from Ålesund. Harmonious combination of the transparent-blue fjord, lush high mountains and pastoral life of local villages wait for you!

LYSEFJORD 

Lysefjord is located in the southern part of the Fjord Region, close to Stavanger. It is widely known for the extraordinary mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (Preacher’s Pulpit).

Norway Fjords

Lysefjord means "Light fjord", derived from the light-colored granite rocks of its banks. If you want to see the fjord in all its beauty, join in an organized cruise. Small tourist boats stop in the middle of the Lysefjord allowing visitors to admire the breathtaking 400-meter high Hengjanefossen Waterfall.

NÆRØYFJORD 

Nærøyfjord is a branch of Sognefjord and is famous for its untouched nature. The 17 km long fjord is only 250 meters in its narrowest point. You will enjoy snow-covered mountain peaks, waterfalls, coniferous forests and small farms clinging to the mountainsides. In winter, mountains are covered with snow, waterfalls freeze and turn into blocks of ice.

Norway Fjords

The name Nærøyfjord originates from "Njord", the Norwegian god of seafarers and the sea. Since 2005, the fjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

SOGNEFJORD 

Sognefjord, or the King of fjords, is the longest and the deepest of Norway fjords. Its depth is 1308 meters and its length is almost 200 km, making it the largest fjord in Europe, and the second in the world just after the Scoresby Sund in Greenland. Sognefjord offers magnificent views of unspoiled nature.

Norway Fjords

Natural beauties combined with unique cultural heritage make the fjord an ideal place for family vacation. Here you may find the striking cultural sites – wooden churches. There are 28 wooden churches left in Norway, and five most ancient of them are located not far from the Sognefjord, the oldest one is Urnes Stave Church. Not far from the Sognefjord, there is a small town of Voss, the center for outdoor adventures.


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