5 Most Breathtaking Norwegian Fjords To Get The Most Stunning Pictures
Norway was one of my favorite destinations, since I lived there for a while during my undergrad times. It has the most stunning views, and also the best nature sites that you will never get enough of. Probably right after northern lights, fjords should be the second best attraction while planning your trip. Here I listed th
Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Norway, and also the deepest. It’s located in western Norway.There were really cute small mountain villages, so I’d highly suggest you to take more time with this one, and visit those as well. Also, definitely go and see Jostedalsbreen which is Europe’s largest glacier. I didn’t try but you can try hiking on ice. I guess I just didn’t want to end my day by bumping my ass to ice lol…
To reach Sognefjord, you can just drive 4 hours from Bergen if you don’t do the cruise tour that I mention earlier.
Literally the MOST famous fjord in Norway! What’s the reason behind it? I’d say the movie effect such as “The Wave” and “Frozen“. Geiranger is part of a Unesco World Heritage site. I assure you, wherever you stop nearby this area, you will have a stunning view of the fjord. But, make sure that you don’t leave without seeing Seven Sisters Waterfall.
Unfortunately, all of this stunning scenery is actually under threat. The mountain at Geirangerfjord is monitored closely, though, and experts expect to be able to give plenty of warning so that locals can evacuate. Our advice is to go soon, before the fjord changes forever!
The best time to visit should be the summertime. I’d highly suggest to visit with a cruise ship like I did, since you will be able to see all awesome fjords with a tour. In Norway it is quite hard to travel solo and see everything.
Hardangerfjord is Norway’s second longest fjord. It’s mouth opens up to the North Sea. This region is home to the nice little village of Odda, located at the very end of the fjord. For me this region was one of the best, because it has one of the most popular rock formations called Trolltunga which means “troll’s tongue”.
This is literally the best hike you can ever do in Norway. Our local Norwegian friend dragged us there since Odda was his hometown. I have to warn you, its a great hike, but its one of the most challenging. It took literally 12 hours, so the whole day for us to make a roundtrip. After the first 6 hours we were on the top and took some nice pictures. But I was almost dead, breathing super fast and I could barely walk down while swearing in every 10 minutes lol. Anyway still, it was one of the best memories for me, because I can now tell that I did such a hike and I’m proud of myself for doing that challenge! And I strongly believe that it should be a bucket-list item for someone who visits Norway.
The 2-kilometre long fjord cuts into the island of Austvågøya and flows out into the Raftsundet strait. The fjord has a really narrow entrance and steep-sided mountains surrounding it. Views are quite stunning and it is one of the interesting fjords. Mt Trolltind, which reaches 1084m above sea level is the tallest mountain in this area.
Let’s say you don’t have much time in Norway, but still want to see some fjord before you leave. So let me get you covered with Oslofjord which will be the last one on my list. I’m not gonna lie, it is not as epic as Geiranger or the other ones in western Norway, but still, it has some nice Islands which we have visited for a daytrip and have so much fun. And of course it is the easiest one to reach. No crazy hikes, no mountain climbs, no need for ship…
Alright, that was my list. I’m sure you’d also love to have a post about Northern Lights and the best tour options for them. So, I’m leaving a link down below for the great Norther Light adventures, check it out!
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