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Fjording the Norway

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Geiranger Fjord (listed in UNESCO's World Heritage)

Geiranger Fjord, which is a side sea / arm to Storfjorden, located in the county More og Romsdal. It is probably the most photographed fjord here on the West Coast. Alesund is situated at the mouth of Big Fjord. On the way up the fjord, you saw snow-capped peaks with vertical cliffs that plunge into deep green blue fjords, waterfalls cascading down the mountain side and the fertile spots in between, as small and large emeralds in stone gray mountains. Here are the "Seven Sisters", "bridal veil" and the "suitor". In addition to the fantastic nature, the most notorious Shelf farms, "Skagerfla", "Knivsfla" and "Blomberg",-b- which lies about 400 meters. It is incredible that people have been able to stay on these farms.
On the way down to Geiranger from Stryn, you have the opportunity to drive up Dalsnibba (1500 m). From there, you have a unique view of the mountains, valley and Geiranger fjord. Well down in the valley is Flydalsjuvet, a cliff of Geiranger, which is a wonderful vantage point. From Geiranger and up Eagle Wings is a the "golden route" that leads to Trollstigen.


In Nordfjord offers a contrasting landscape of sea, fjords, lakes, glaciers and mountains. The region stretches from Stryn to the east and north along the fjord to the powerful City Sea in the west. If you want you can go in the rope on the largest glacier in Europe, the glacier, and the same day walking barefoot on the sandy beaches of the coast. Or what about fishing in the morning and a ride through beautiful fjord scenery in the afternoon? Meanwhile, Nordfjord are so much more than great scenery. We also offer historical sites and old and new cultural attractions. Wherever you are - at the glacier or sea - you will find the small idyllic places that you will always want to return to. Idylls that later you will only see when you close your eyes, until you only have back.
A journey through this landscape shows many of the most spectacular natural attractions in Norway. Nature offers activities and exploring solutions that provide inspiration and harmony to explore the best of your inner nature. Glacier and the beaches are there as they have done for thousands of years.


At the end of the fjord, where it springs from the Sognefjord, lies one of the oldest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway. Urnes stave church is said to be the country's oldest and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Further south, a half hour from Laerdal, is Borgund stave church from approximate 1150, which is considered the best preserved.


Fjaerland area is surrounding Fjaerlandsfjord, an arm of the Sognefjord. Fjaerland has 300 permanent residents. Right from the Viking era, there has been a resident of people in Fjaerland. The population has fluctuated considerably over the years. Around the turn of the century there was extensive emigration to America, just as in many fjords. The buoy the glaciers come all the way down to the valley Fjaerland. The glaciers are offshoots from the glacier. In Fjaerland will also find the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Boyaoyri wetland area in the fjord is a protected nature reserve, particularly due to bird traits in spring and autumn, 90 different bird species have been observed, and about 50 species nest in this area.


Sognefjord, in addition to being the longest fjord, also is the deepest in Norway. The deepest point is about 1300 m, the inner fjords, a very good climate, because here we find a nice mix of coastal and inland climate. It is so good that it can be grown citrus fruit in some places, and earlier it was even grew tobacco here!
Sognefjord is a natural phenomenon you do not come out when you visit Jersey, for all his rock'n'roll cuts right through the entire county. Steep cliffs plunging into the 204 km long and 1296 meters deep fjord, a dizzying experience, whether you see it from the bottom up or vice versa. Opportunities to explore the fjord are endless, but a good alternative is to hop aboard one of the boats that offer short cruises or day trips, often inlaid with stops at places that are not available in ways other than by boat.
For many, this is the "real" Norway and the area has been called "Norway in miniature". The landscape is full of contrasts between the rugged North Sea cliffs, lush mountains that plunge into the blue fjord, snow-capped mountain peaks, a living cultural landscape with fruit and berries gardens, majestic waterfalls, small and picturesque rural communities, blue glaciers, modern architecture and the venerable old buildings.


You can split Sognefjord in the southbound direction in two parts: the Aurland Fjord to the east and Naeroyfjord to the west. Basically in the Aurland Fjord is Flam, where you can take the Flam Railway, the steepest rise in the standard gauge railway in the world. The gradient is 55/1000 on almost 80% of the trip that is a rise of one meter for every 18 m. It is one of Scandinavia's most famous attractions! Rail piece is 20 km. twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountains and railroad tracks in among the vertical rock walls, is the proof of the most daring full railway road made in Norway's history Flam Railway.

Naeroyfjord (listed in UNESCO's World Heritage)

Is the most beautiful and wildest of the side arms of the Sognefjord. It is located adjacent to the Aurland Fjord, a fjord trip in superb setting, with sheer, snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and vibrant cultural landscape with small farms clinging to the mountainsides. The fjord is 17 km long and the narrowest is only 250 m wide. Passage through Naeroyfjord is one of the most dramatic fjord tours in Europe.


The second largest fjord in Norway, which runs 183 km inside Hordaland county. Hardanger is a name that Norwegians associate with blossom and fruit. Our pleasant, mild climate and the clear, bright summer nights provide ideal conditions for fruit and berries - and the rest of the great outdoors.
If you walk up the hill you will arrive at Hardangervidda, the largest mountain plateau in Northern Europe. Two of the largest glaciers in Norway, with permanent snow and ice is located in Hardanger witch from glaciers and alpine waterfalls throws down against Queen of the fjords.
Such is the Hardanger - a meeting between cold and hot, between savagery and idyll, between the old and new! Nature is the biggest attraction in Hardanger! The most popular waterfalls in Norway Voringsfossen, Latefossen and Steinsdalsfossen, Norway's largest national park Hardangervidda Hardangerjokulen glaciers and glacier itself and the Queen of the fjords, tourist draw.
In the midst of this magnificent scenery you will find for example: The Troll Train in Mabo Kjeasen mountain farm, the goldfish pond in Oystese truck line in Skjeggedal and Munketreppene in Lofthus.
The actual Hardangerfjord, an experience at its best on a larger or smaller sea travel - by ship, ferry, yacht, sailing ship or maybe in a small fishing boat.


Lysefjord is a very long fjord and is a fantastic beauty spot that you just have to experience, best outcomes will be if you take a trip by ferry across the fjord, a nice spring or summer day. But whatever the weather, it's a great experience and just have been there anyway! The most famous natural pearl of Ryfylke pulpit and is located 604 meters above sea level. One can take the ferry to Lyseboth pulpit and see below, or you can take the small walk from the pulpit cabin takes about 1.5-2 hours and go, and you will then come up to the pulpit as shown in the pictures. The trail is partially covered with fine stones and are marked way up.


Hjorundfjord cut 35 km into the mountain massive Alps. The height of the Alps, rises the longer you get into - from Jonshornet (1419 m) far out in the fjord - the White Eggen (1717 m). Mountains rows on both sides of Hjorundfjord is Sunnmorsalpane core area. Here you will find a myriad of peaks, glaciers, mountain farm valleys, farms, lakes and rivers on both sides of a fjord that is as full of salty stories of salt water. Although many peaks in this mountain country require climbing, most routes nice day trips to the average mountain walks. Only a few of the peaks require climbing gear.
Hjorundfjord are among all others the most beautiful fjords. Norangsdalen between the eye and Hellesylt is probably the smallest and one of the most fascinating valleys of Norway. See the old majestic Hotel Eye, which has Queens and Dukes visit. It also has its own ghosts. Also you can stop at Lygnstoylvannet, where you can still see the remains of the flooded Hamlet seats on the bottom. On all sides is also experiencing a dramatic mountains, magical scenery, interesting and diverse flora, natural and cultural landscapes.