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Sognefjorden

The king of the fjords is the Sognefjord with its 204 km stretching from Solund in the west to Skjolden at the foot of the national parks Jotunheimen, Jostedalsbreen and Breheimen.

The Sognefjord has a maximum depth of 1308 metres (4300 feet), and is Norway's deepest fjord.

You can choose between different boat trips to experience the beauty of the fjords all year round.

The Sognefjord has several distinctive fjord arms winding their way between steep mountains to end in small, picturesque villages. One of the most spectacular branches of the Sognefjord is the world-famous Nærøyfjord, which has now been included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. You can choose between different boat trips to experience the beauty of the fjords all year round.

Nærøyfjord

The narrowest fjord in the world is situated in the unique and cultural nature of Sogn and Fjordane and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Only a few places in the world can offer such grand spectacle of nature, as the fjords in the western part of Norway. The Nærøyfjord is unique with steep mountain inclines, ascending 1800 metres high, wild waterfalls and a living cultural landscape. The Nærøyfjord arm (part of the Sognefjord) is 19 Km long and only 250 metres wide in some places. 

The Nærøyfjord is rich in contrasts and offers a unique interaction of scenery and landscape. The magnificent mountains surrounding the fjord rise vertically,  allowing many powerful cascading waterfalls to majestically crash into the fjord below. There are many untouched, wild areas and small farms surrounding the Nærøyfjord. No visible roads connects the farms and tiny villages, demonstrating what an important lifeline and travel route the fjord provided in the past.

A hike in Aurlandsdalen is something quite unique. The river Aurlandselva runs through this wonderful landscape and you have a magnificent view towards the fjord and mountains. The valley starts at the plateau Hardangervidda and ends by the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord. 

There are many possibilities to experience the Nærøyfjord close to the water. Go by sightseeing boat or ferry, RIB boat safari or even kayak.  

To really experience the fjord landscape, try a kayaking tour starting from Flåm. On the way, you pass Otternes Bygdetun and Fronneset, where you will see barrows (archaeological monuments) still remaining from the Viking Age. The company Njord offers a guided day trip on the Aurlandsfjord, including lunch from local produce. For a longer trip, Njord also offers a three-day guided kayak tour in both fjords, where you spend the night at idyllic campsites. 

If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the wildlife up close, the fjord is home to porpoise dolphins, eagles, seals and otters. 

Bron: Visit Sognefjord AS

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