Norwegian Fjords.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

+ Government website.

Visiting the fjords of Norway is a remarkable experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the natural landscapes. Whether you choose to cruise, kayak, hike, or simply admire the views, the fjords offer a memorable adventure in Norway.

Also сheck оut мore info: Get to know the fjords (visitnorway.com)

Accessibility: Fjords are accessible by road, ferry, and cruise ships. Some fjords have road connections, while others require ferry crossings to reach certain areas. Major cities like Bergen (map) and Ålesund (map) serve as gateways to the fjord regions.

Season and Weather: The fjords can be visited throughout the year, but the weather and accessibility may vary. The summer months (June to August) are popular for outdoor activities, with longer daylight hours and milder temperatures. Winter offers a unique experience, with snow-covered landscapes and the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights in some fjord regions.

Some of the most well-known fjords in Norway include the Geirangerfjord (map), Nærøyfjord (map), Sognefjord, Hardangerfjord, and Lysefjord.

Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord are two fjords that have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites due to their outstanding natural beauty. Geirangerfjord is known for its stunning waterfalls, such as the Seven Sisters (map) and the Bridal Veil (map). Nærøyfjord is famous for its narrow and dramatic landscape, with steep mountainsides rising directly from the fjord.

Sognefjord is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway, stretching over 200 kilometers (124 miles). It offers breathtaking scenery with snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, and charming villages along its shores. The popular village of Flåm is located at the inner end of Sognefjord and is a gateway to various fjord excursions.

Fjord Cruises: Taking a cruise through the fjords is a popular way to experience their beauty. Several tour operators offer guided cruises with stunning views of the fjord landscapes.

Kayaking: Exploring the fjords by kayak allows you to get up close to the dramatic cliffs, waterfalls, and wildlife. Kayaking tours are available in various fjord locations.

Hiking: Many hiking trails in Norway offer panoramic views of the fjords. The Trolltunga and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) hikes are particularly famous for their stunning fjord vistas.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Ruter – We plan, coordinate, order and market public transport in Oslo and former Akershus (now part of Viken county).

Entur – online travel planner for public transportation (trains, buses and ferries)

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around (visitnorway.com)

BUS: Vy Buss is one of the largest bus operators in Norway, offering regional and long-distance bus services. Nor-Way Bussekspress specializes in long-distance express bus services.

TRAIN: Train schedules can be found on the website of the Norwegian State Railways and the Swedish Railways. You can buy a Norwegian Rail Pass or the equivalent InterRail One Country Pass to travel relatively cheaply by train through Norway.

AIRPORT: Avinor.no – Norway airports information.

FERRY: Hurtigruten «Express Route»Color LineStena LineFjord LineDFDS Seaways. In regions with lots of fjords and islands, particularly along all the coast from Stavanger to Tromsø, an extensive network of catamaran express passenger boats (“hurtigbåt”) shuttle between towns and cities, and connect islands otherwise accessible only with difficulty.

+ Norwegian Cyclist Association

FJORDS NORWAY – Magic Sognefjord.

Magic Sognefjord is the ultimate fjord experience in Norway. You will explore the Sognefjord and it´s branches and the beautiful nature surrounding these magic fjords.

video source: FJORDS / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

If you plan to visit Norway for up to 90 days, you can apply for a visitor’s visa. With this visa you can visit all Schengen countries.

entur.no

With Entur you will find buses, trams, trains, subways, ferries, scooters and city bikes all in one place. Download the Entur app.

Trekking.

Norway’s largest outdoor life organization, with more than 300,000 members in 56 local member organisations across the country.

Fjord Tours is a popular web service that offers a variety of pre-planned tour packages for exploring the Norwegian fjords.

Hurtigruten is a renowned Norwegian cruise company that offers voyages along the Norwegian coast, including the fjords. Their website provides information about their cruise routes, ships, and excursions.

Norwegian Scenic Routes: Norway’s scenic routes are renowned for their breathtaking landscapes. The Norwegian Scenic Routes website offers detailed information about these routes, including maps, highlights, attractions, viewpoints, and facilities along the way. It’s an excellent resource if you’re planning a road trip in Norway.

The Norwegian Trekking Association (in short DNT) is Norway’s biggest outdoor activities organisation. For 150 years, we’ve been working to promote trekking and to improve conditions for all who enjoy the country’s broad range of outdoor attractions. Public right of access.

miljodirektoratet.no: The Directorate for Nature Management website offers further information on the Public right of access, including seven downloadable (PDF format) brochures in English.

www.yr.no: Norwegian weather services. Served by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK.