Fjords of Norway

Norway is the land of natural beauty that takes you a step close to nature. It offers plenty to a visitor right from hiking, mountain skiing, and a voyage in the Fjords. Norway has been popular for its scenic beauty of Fjords, glaciers and mountains.

Fjords are a very narrow and long bay in a valley created by the glaciers. Fjords of Norway are series of Landscape Mountain that invites hikers all over the world. The best time to visit this place is from May till September. Tourists find it actually thrilling to cruise the Atlantic Fjords and hike the mountains. Bergen, which was once the capital of Norway, sits between seven mountains, said it is considered to be the Gateway of Fjords of Norway. Norway is rich in its flora and has a good historical past to invite tourists across the globe.

Visitors come from several places to feel the adventure from the cliff as they cross pass the Fjords of Norway. One of the most famous Fjord of Norway is called the Sognafjord, the lord of Fjord and it is believed that the successor of the Norwegian had come for fishing. This place is 1200 meters steep and is 200 Kilometers long. One can view fresh water, clear sky, colorful flora along with the subzero temperature.

These fjords of Norway in the sea were designed by giant glacier eroding Norwegian landscape over millions of years.

Fjords of Norway

Facts About Fjords of Norway

Sognefjord

It is Norway’s deepest and largest fjord. It is 204 km in length and was considered as one of the most prominent trading passages in the Viking times connecting villages Bergen and Sogn to allow villagers to transport fish, fruits and berries to local markets.

Geiranger Fjord of Norway

This fjord is the most popular tourist attraction in Norway attracting thousands of tourists all over the planet each year eager to know interesting facts of fjords of Norway. Geiranger was incorporated to the UNESCO’s World Heritage site list in 2005 because of its beauty and fabulous “Seven Sisters waterfall”. The rushing waters of the waterfall appear to be the flowing hair of seven women.

Naeojford

This fjord of Norway is the narrowest fjord on the planet with only 250m in breath in few points. Exhilarating mountain scenes that surround you while you are on Norway fjords cruises take frighten you often. Abandoned farms could be witnessed in the highest points of the mountains.

Hardangerfjord

It is probably the most exuberant amongst the rest of the fjords of Norway. This part in Norway is considered as the most favorable to salmon farming and has a varied number of fruit orchards. The well-known glacier Folgefonni could be viewed on the south part of the Hardargenfjord.

Hjørundfjord

It is the most amazing fjords in the world due to its sword shaped tips on both sides.

Lysefjord

It is quite convenient location among high mountains that is as high as 1000 m and large lakes makes it suitable for hydropower generation.

Fjaerlandsfjord

Taking a ferry trip through this fjord of Norway offers tourists a chance to view beautiful glacier shaped mountain landscape. The ferry trip will carry you to the lovely village of Fjaerland where you can visit The Norwegian Glacier Museum and The Norwegian Book town.

Hafrsfjord

The history of harfrsfjod provides us with interesting facts of fjords of Norway that are associated with a famous battle in 872 that resulted in the formation of one Norwegian kingdom. National monument “Swords in Rock” were created to commemorate the King Harald’s winning battle that defined Norway’s history.

Finnafjord

This is the smallest and one of the most mesmerizing fjords of Norway and could only be reached by boat because of its size. This is the land of Synnove Finden, the popular Norwegian cheese maker who was born here and spent her childhood in the Finnafjorden land.

Gandsfjord

Different from other fjords of Norway which are situated in steep valleys, gandsfjord stands between much flatter landscapes. Several hiking terrains are present in the east side of the Gandsfjord which are very popular among tourists.

Weather of Fjords of Norway

Summer

Late June to early August is the peak of summer season. During this time the weather is at its most consistent and warmest with sunny, long and bright days. The temperature reached 25°C and often above.

Autumn

During September month the landscape is filled with golden colors. Red clusters of rowan berries hang on branches. Autumn also speaks of harvest time along the fjords. Farm children also stand by the roadside, selling apples, pears and plums.

Winter

Wintertime, generally from November, transforms the mountain areas of Western Norway into a skier’s paradise. Gales, cloud, and rains are likely along the west coast, specifically in winter, and the rainfall is very heavy and often witnessed.  

Spring

During spring time the most fabulous colors burst forth to salute the warmth of the rising sun. Orchards of flowering fruit trees along the Hardangerfjord in May month are landscapes of paradise.
Remember that the weather and temperatures can change rapidly, especially in the mountains. So whether summer or winter, spring or autumn, bring warm clothes and nice footwear, if you are making a trip to Norway.

Extreme Fjords

The longest fjords in the world are:

  1. Scoresby Sund in Greenland—350 km (217 mi)
  2. Greely/Tanquary Fiord in Canada—230 km (143 mi)
  3. Sognefjord in Norway—203 km (126 mi)

Deep fjords include:

  1. Skelton Inlet in Antarctica—1,933 m (6,342 ft)
  2. Sognefjord in Norway—1,308 m (4,291 ft)
  3. Messier Channel in Chile—1,288 m (4,226 ft)