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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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8.) Hjørundfjord: This is considered by many as one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway and is surrounded by dramatically sharp alpine peaks.

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  • Amazing list! Just tomorrow I’m going to head out to do a trip to Russia, Finland and Sweden, but 50% of the time I will be in Norway, and I already had a couple of these listed but some of the others are completely new to me! Thank you 🙂 !!

    • You should visit Lofoten 🙂 if you have the time 🙂

      • HandLuggageOnly

        Thanks! I tend to! 🙂

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Nice! That sounds like an amazing time you have planned

    • thewelltravelledman

      I hope you have some great weather!! The fjords are beautiful even on an overcast day but stunning when the sun is out!

      http://www.thewelltravelledman.com

  • Amy

    Oh wow – I’m obsessed with this post! I’ve always wanted to visit the fjords and this is pushing me over the edge! How would you recommend visiting them?

    Amy

    Bambi
    Jane

  • I have completed 2x sunrise hikes to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) overlooking the Lysefjord, stunning! http://www.thewelltravelledman.com

  • That is some gorgeous photos 🙂 I want to visit my own country now 🙂 Have you been to Lofoten?¨http://www.thegirlinoslo.com/2015/02/birds-flying-in-lofoten.html
    Have a great day

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Hi, not been to Lofoten but I really wanna go. Hopefully we’ll plan a group trip soon!!!

  • These photos are mesmerizing!

    http://sophie-georgia.blogspot.co.uk/

    • HandLuggageOnly

      They sure are. Norway has definitely some amazing sights!!!

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  • Frank Thomae

    Spectacular! Its a place I’d love to go for the hiking and views.
    Frank (bbqboy)

    • HandLuggageOnly

      The hiking is incredible Frank! It’s such an amazing place to experience. Any plans to visit soon?

      Lloyd 🙂

  • Katie Featherstone

    I’m really not sure how I haven’t ever got to Norway!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Any plans soon Katie? You’ll love it! 🙂

      x

      • Katie Featherstone

        It would be great wouldn’t it, but I’m not sure. Heading East I think!

        • HandLuggageOnly

          Ah! Exciting! 🙂

          x

  • Shel Duffy

    what camera and lens did you use for all the photos? thanks

    • HandLuggageOnly

      We use a range of DSLR cameras for our pics. I’m petty sure our Norway photos were taken with our Canon camera with a wide angle lens. Hope that helps.

  • Arent Kragh

    Just one correction, regarding #6, the Hardangerfjord.

    You cannot see any of the fjord from Trolltunga. The body of water you see in the picture here is a lake, Ringedalsvatnet. It is stunningly beautiful, but it is NOT the Hardangerfjord.

    • HandLuggageOnly

      You’re so right, it’s gorgeous isn’t it, Arent. ah, thanks so much for pointing out the photo – we will change it over to the other point in the post.

      Lloyd & Yaya 🙂

  • Jamy Croteau

    I really want to go to Norway, but I don’t even know where and how to start planning my trip there. Any advice?

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Hey Jamy, Ahhhh – you’re going to LOVE Norway, it’s such an incredible country to visit.

      Okay, there can be lots of places to see, you can read all our Norway posts here:

      http://handluggageonly.co.uk/tag/norway/

      We’ve covered lots of the Fjords, Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Alesund and we’ll also be covering much more on northern Norway in the next few months. Do let us know if you need any other tips – we’re always happy to help out.

      Lloyd & Yaya xx