As you’ve seen in so many posts now, I’m obsessed with Norway’s many fjords. I’ve wanted to see them for ages and they most certainly live up to the hype. They’re absolutely breathtaking and worth travelling across the world to see. That being said, Norway also has an astonishing 1,190 Fjords (saaaaay whaaaaaaaat?) and so it makes sense to perhaps limit yourself and see some of the most outstanding ones of the lot (and the most accessible of the lot too). Which are they? Well here are the 8 Fjords you need to see in Norway!
1.) Nærøyfjord: This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one you’ll that you’ll quickly realise why it has been designated this prestigious status once you get to see it. It’s a branch of the Sognefjord but you can’t see it from Stegastein and so a Fjord safari is one of the best ways to see this in all its glory.
2.) Sognefjord: This is the longest fjord in Norway and one of the most impressive. It’s easily reached via the train from Bergen to Flam and is a great way to see two other really popular fjords. The best view is from Stegastein viewing point.
3.) Geirangerfjord: This spectacular Fjord is also a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its absolutely spectacular beauty. One of it’s most outstanding features is the Seven Sisters waterfall (thanks to its seven streams) which you’ll find in the middle of the Fjord and The Friar waterfall.
4.) Lysefjord: The best view for the Lysefjord is a hike up to Pulpit Rock which is quite doable and rewarding once you get to see the length and breadth of this amazing fjord. To get here, you’ll pop into Stavanger and catch a quick ferry ride over. You don’t need to climb to the top of Pulpit Rocks to appreciate this, even part way to the top, you can start to see the Fjord or you could just opt to see it from a boat taking you through the Fjord.
5.) Aurlandsfjord: This is another arm of the Sognefjord and is the first part of the collections of fjords you’ll see in Flam (before you get to the Sognefjord). You can get a great view of this fjord from Stegastein too.
6.) Hardangerfjord: If you want to appeal to the thrill-seeker in you, then the best place to see Hardangerfjord is from Trolltunga (which translates to “the troll’s tongue“) which is piece of rock jutting out from the mountains.
7.) Nordfjord: This tranquil fjord is the 6th longest in Norway and is also great to visit for the skiing available in the surrounding area as well as the amazing Jostedal Glacier.
8.) Hjørundfjord: This is considered by many as one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway and is surrounded by dramatically sharp alpine peaks.