nærøyfjord or sognefjord

Your tour from Bergen starts by train on the scenic Bergen Railway from Bergen to Voss. "Disney's Frozen: Inspired by Norway's beauty", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nærøyfjord&oldid=960466837, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 June 2020, at 03:47. Mt. The name Nærøyfjord origin from the norse god ‘Njord’, the God of the Seafarer and the sea. We have a few ideas for you. And Nærøyfjord is a branch of the Sognefjord. At Solvorn you can take the small ferry across the Lustrafjord to Urnes and visit Urnes Stave Church and the Feigumfossen Waterfall. It sat in a very narrow body of water (even narrower than the Geirangerfjord) in the innermost reaches of the Sognefjord in Sogn og Fjordane County near the border with Hordaland County. The narrowest and most scenic part of the Sognefjord is the Naeroyfjord so bre sure whatever tour you do includes it. The Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour from Bergen is the perfect alternative for those longing for the full fjord package! Fjord Norway: Official page for Fjord Norway, Fjords.com is an unofficial start-page with great information for exploring and planning your journey to the fjord region in Western Norway. From Balestrand you can join in on an exciting fjord safari with rib-boat on the spectacular Nærøyfjord! The Nærøyfjord is probably one of the most famous fjords in Norway. Learn and experience how the Vikings lived, worked, travelled, discovered and conquered. Great view towards the Aurlandsfjord and to Flåm from the farm yard. It has the largest fjord in the country and the second longest in the world (the Sognefjord or Sognefjorden), the largest glacier in mainland Europe (Jostedal Glacier), and the extraordinary Nærøyfjord - a UNESCO listed fjord area, among many other beauties. Lake Nigardsvatnet is the glacial lake that lies below the Nigardsbreen Glacier. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord became a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. The two to three hours hike gives you a tremendous view towards the Lustrafjord and the surrounding mountains. Small idyllic fjord villages are located along the Årdalsfjord, squeezed between steep mountains, waterfalls, rivers and the fjord. Marifjøra is in the middle of the Lustrafjord, and from there you can easily explore this beautiful area in all directions. The church was built around year 1130. In the next 31 hours, I would experience the Bergen Railway, Biking the Flåmsdalen Valley, join a Fjord Cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, hike along the Nærøyfjord and before taking the Flåm Railway from Flåm  to Myrdal. At Urnes, you will find the UNESCO-protected Urnes Stave Church, the oldest of a total of 28 remaining Stave Churches in Norway. Thundering Waterfalls. Small, idyllic villages. It has also been rated by the National Geographic Society as the world's number one natural heritage site along with the Geirangerfjord. You will experience the Sognefjord from the coast to Vik by located on the southern mouth of the Sognefjord. One branch of the fjord (they’re actually called “arms”) even made the UNESCO World Heritage List — the Nærøyfjord is Sognefjord’s narrowest and definitely it’s most famous arm. The new viewpoint at Utsikten at the top of Gaularfjellet is one of many great viewpoints along this road. Small idyllic fjord villages are located along the Årdalsfjord, squeezed between steep mountains, waterfalls, rivers and the fjord. You should definately put it on your “Bucket List”. The most popular way to visit the Sognefjord is by boat, and fjord cruises and sightseeing tours are plentiful, many of which depart conveniently from Bergen. Experience Norwegian nature and culture by bike and join a ready made roundtrip from Bergen to the Sognefjord. It starts at Flåm at the inner part of the Aurlandsfjord and ends at Myrdal Train Station which is part of the Bergen Railway. In the middle of the Sognefjord, where the fjord is at its widest and the mountains starts to rise, you’ll find Balestrand, an idyllic village down by the fjord. The scenery is beautiful on both, but in my opinion, the Nærøyfjord is the most beautiful part of the Sognefjord. The Nærøyfjord is a fjord in Aurland Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord became a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage together with the Geirangerfjord. Enjoy the view towards the Aurlandsfjord from the local restaurant by the dock. We had our kayaks on the car roof, and planned to kayak on the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord for a few days. In June 2019, twenty years later, I did it again. Molden in Luster in Sogn og Fjordane is a popular hiking goal amongst the locals. A fun way to see the fjords was a fjord safari, we did this from Flam. The Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour from Bergen is the perfect alternative for those longing for the full fjord package! The fjord stretched between the town of Gudvangen and the Aurlandsfjord (near the towns of Aurland and Flåm). The Naeroyfjord (or Nærøyfjord) seemed to be lesser known compared to the Geirangerfjord, but it was also popular compared to the rest of the Norwegian fjords thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage status. It was late August, and we drove towards the Aurlandsfjord, a fjordarm of the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord in western Norway. 1900]. The excursions can be done all year round. The Nærøyfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord particularly noted for its unspoiled nature and dramatic scenery, and only 300 metres (980 ft) across at its narrowest point.The Nærøyfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique fjord arm is 19 km long and only 250 metres at its narrowest point. Fjærland is a picturesque village surrounded by the Fjærlandsfjord, steep mountains and glaciers. This is a hike through some of the most scenic fjord-landscape in Norway. Otternes Farm Yard is a cluster of 27 old buildings from the 1700s. See the view from Stegastein Viewpoint by the Aurlandsfjord. The Road is closed during winter. Small idyllic Fjord Villages like Indre Ofredal, Naddvik and Seim are well worth visiting and are great to experience from a kayak. Molden in the horizon. We joined a Fjord Cruise, visited Stegastein Lookout and tried our kayaks. So we are a little bit confused about the choice. The name Nærøyfjord origin from the norse god ‘Njord’, the God of the Seafarer and the sea. But during the winter, some of the fjord-arms may be periodically covered by ice. Skaldegard invites small groups to come and learn about the local area’s natural environment, history, agriculture and way of life, both past and present. Book now for 2020 & 2021. Sea kayaking fjord tours are perfect to enjoy sights of Norway’s largest Fjord. Solvorn nearby is a beautiful village down by the Lustrafjord. The 18-kilometre (11 mi) long fjord is only 500 metres (1,600 ft) wide in some parts. The Sognefjord Travelers have appreciated the scenery along Norway¹s longest fjord since long before the beginning of modern tourism in the middle of the 19th century. If you do the NiN trip you will go to Flåm and Gudvangen, they are on the Sognefjord. Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell: 1 day or more (Mon - Fri, 19.06 - 27.08) Experience the beautiful UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord with its steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks and breathtaking waterfalls and travel on the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord! It is a great experience to kayak on this lake. The narrow fjord is a branch of the large Sognefjord, and it is featured on the "Norway in a Nutshell" daytrips for tourists. Small parking area beside the farm yard. The narrow fjord is a branch of the large Sognefjord, and it is featured on the "Norway in a Nutshell" daytrips for tourists. This is for good reason, since the Sognefjord stretches onwards for more than 200 km, easily making it one of the most spectacular fjords in all of Norway. At Mt. It almost went wrong, but I was lucky and “Saved by the Bell”. Water falls cascade down the mountains and picturesque villages dot the landscape. Due to damage on the road, it is now closed until further notice. Title [Naerofjord (i.e., Nærøyfjord) from Gudvangen, Sognefjord, Norway] Created / Published [between ca. The sea kayaking trips are unique to Outdoor Norway, allowing to experience Norwegian Fjords, snow-topped mountains and waterfalls. The narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord is surrounded by steep mountains with snow covered tops that stretch up to 1800 meters above sea level. 256 kilometer of idyllic roads with little or no traffic and a guide that shows you where the gems are hidden. It is only 250 meters at the narrowest, and more than one kilometer at the widest. With its 17 km length can easily be visited as a day excursion from Flåm. Balestrand. Visit the Fjord Village Undredal, a beautiful village down by the Aurlandsfjord. The coloured enlightened halls will give a feeling of being out in the daylight for a few seconds and partly prevent motorists fall asleep during the passage. The Sognefjord’s two southernmost arms (the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord) reach into the heart of Aurland municipality, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire country. The view from Mt Bøttejuv (Bucket Gorge) in Årdal is one of the craziest you can get. The magnificent mountains surrounding the fjord rise vertically, allowing many powerful cascading waterfalls to majestically crash into the fjord below. Together with the Aurlandsfjord they are two of many branches in the 204 km long Sognefjord. But during winter, the road is closed just above Stegastein Lookout. The new viewpoint at, WHAT IS A FJORD – HOW THE SOGNEFJORD WAS FORMED, THE HARDANGERFJORD AREA – GEOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE, MASS MOVEMENTS ALONG ROADS IN WESTERN NORWAY, GEIRANGER – TROLLSTIGEN – THE ATLANTIC ROAD, KAYAKING THE AURLANDSFJORD AND NÆRØYFJORD, FJORDS BATH & SPA – BATH & SPA HOTELS IN THE FJORDS, FJORDS LIVING – SPECIAL PLACES TO STAY IN THE FJORDS, Experience Norwegian nature and culture by bike, Fjord Cruise on the Sognefjord from Bergen to Vik, Fjord Cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, Kayaking the Lustrafjord to Urnes Stave Church, combined guided tours with kayak on Lake Nigardsvatnet and glacier trip on Nigardsbreen Glacier, Kayaking the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, Stegastein Lookout and Aurlandsfjellet Mountain Road, The Lærdal Tunnel between Lærdal and Aurland, Winter in the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. One of the finest and most famous cycle roads in Norway is the 82-kilometre long Rallarvegen (the Navvie`s Road) running from the high mountains to the fjord. King Sverre won the battle and King Magnus and more than 2000 men were killed in the battle. Solvorn nearby is a beautiful village down by the Lustrafjord. In 1999, I was kayaking the Lustrafjord for the first time. The surrounding nature has facilitated amounts of cheap hydroelectric energy which in turn has facilitated industry. You can experience some of Norways greatest hotels. It is easy to understand why more and more people discover how beautiful and exotic the Norwegian Fjords are during winter. Winter 2017, I had a trip to the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord together with furmanek.com. From the viewpoint, you can see the three hanging glaciers (Loke, Odin and Tor) falling down from the plateau glacierJostedalsbreen, together creating the beautiful Austerdalsbreen Glacier down in the valley named Austerdalen. Perpendicular mountainsides soaring up to heights of 1,800 metres, waterfalls and small isolated farms are some … Experience the beautiful UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord with its steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks and breathtaking waterfalls and travel on the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord! From there you depart on a Premium fjord cruise along Nærøyfjord and then from Aurlandsfordu to Flåm on the ferry. Undredal with the surrounding steep mountains rising straight up from the fjord will take your breath away. The tour also includes a train journey on the spectacular Bergen Railway and during the bus trip from Voss to Gudvangen you travel down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva! Balestrand is one of the first places the foreign tourists visited when they discovered Norway in the mid-19th century. This incredible act of nature, known as the Sognefjord, is the focus of countless fjord tours in Norway. At Solvorn you can take the small ferry across the Lustrafjord to Urnes and visit Urnes Stave Church and the Feigumfossen Waterfall. The Aurlandsdalen Valley is wild and beautiful. Great view towards the Aurlandsfjord and the surrounding mountains. The Aurlandsfjord is a 29 kilometer long branch of the Sognefjord. GOTTA SEE SOGNEFJORD? Sognefjorden is a fjord in the county of Sogn og Fjordane in Norway.The district surrounding the fjord is known as Sogn.Sognefjorden is the longest fjord in Europe. After descending from the hotel along Stalheimskleiva serpentine (available from May to September only), you come to the village of Gudvangen located at the end of Nærøyfjord – one of the sleeves of Sognefjord. You can visit Undredal Stave Church, Norway´s smallest church which had its 850-years celebration in 1997. Kayaking on the Fjærlandsfjord and hiking to the Bøyabreen Glacier were some of of the adventures we experienced. The trip towards the Nærøyfjord starts in Balestrand situated along the wide Sognefjord. During summer you can join a guided “tour” outside and inside the church. Among others you will get a guided walk through the charming village of Vik, sample traditional cheese (Gamalost) and visit Hopperstad Stave Church, one of the few remaining Norwegian Stave Churches. Nærøyfjord. Plaquette at Bakka, signed by Queen Sonja of Norway June 10, 2006. The Sognefjord or Sognefjorden (Urban East Norwegian: [ˈsɔ̂ŋnəˌfjuːɳ], English: Sogn Fjord), nicknamed the King of the Fjords, is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway. Stegastein Lookout is part of the Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, 650 metres above Aurland and the Aurlandsfjord. You can hike along the road from Skjolden Hotel (1 hour hike – 3.2 kilometer) or drive up to the start of the trail and hike from there (15 minutes hike – 320 meter). In year 1184, King Sverre Sigurdsson with his 14 Viking Ships and King Magnus Erlingsson with his 26 Viking Ships met in the Sognefjord outside Fimreite for the final battle about the Kingship of Norway. The hike is short, and the fjord view is fantastic. The village of Bakka and the Bakka Church are both located on the west shore of the fjord. A short boat trip and a short hike, and you stand by the foot of the glacier. A one hour hike to Svarthiller or 2 hours hike to Mt. Årdalstangen and Øvre Årdal are the result of this. We started the adventure from Undredal, a small and beautiful village by the Aurlandsfjord. After many years of decay, the association Ne fø´ Sjøen has now restored many of the houses at Indre Ofredal. There are still snow in the mountains, the valleys are green, and the apple trees are blossoming. The most attractive of Sognefjord's communities, Balestrand has been a popular tourist … And we got what we wanted; Frozen Fjords. The Sognefjord is a great playground for those who want to ski, go snow-shoe hiking, take a winter-fjord-cruise or join a RIB-boat on the fjords or just take in the cold, crispy air and enjoy the beautiful winter-landscape. The road across Aurlandsfjellet is a journey across a mountain landscape of snow and rocks with the occasional sprig of grass. Flåm Railway is one of top 10 scenic railways in the world. The Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour is the perfect alternative for those longing for the full fjord package! The road is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 20% gradient and 14 hairpin bends. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord became a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. 3 cruises from $ 849 * Avg PP. The Lustrafjord and the Luster area is one of the most beautiful spots in Norway, where the fjord meets the top of Norway with it´s numerous mountains and glaciers. The road over Gaularfjellet takes the traveller into the waterfalls from the mighty Sognefjord, which is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Stalheimskleiva is a steep 1.5 kilometer long road which goes between the hotel and the valley. Visit Sognefjord is the local Tourist Information for the Sognefjord Area. From Mt Bøttejuv you can see straight down on the emerald green Lake Årdalsvatnet, 1320 meters below you, and to the surrounding moutains in Hurrungane and Jotunheimen, the roof of Norway. Marifjøra in Sogn is a great place to start kayaking on the Lustrafjord which is a branch of the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord. While the Nærøyfjord is a UNESCO-protected fjord, the Sognefjord and the area surrounding it is also considered to be among the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. Visit Norway: Official page for Norway Comprises Aurland, Leikanger, Luster, Lærdal, Sogndal, and Årdal municipalities. We drove from Oslo to visit Fjærland in Sogn, to spend some days in this picturesque village surrounded by fjord, mountains and glaciers. Join a Short Blue Ice Hike on the Nigardsbreen Glacier, one of the easiest accessible glaciers in the fjord area in Western Norway. It was winter, and we visited Aurland and Flåm by the Sognefjord, seeking for some cold adventures. More and more tourists are visiting the fjords during the winter. The Nærøyfjord in Sogn is one of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords. Today you can visit the Viking Village Njardarheimr in Gudvangen and experience the real history and culture of the Viking age. This tour from Bergen to the Sognefjord and Vik, delivered by Go Fjords, gives you the best of the Norwegian fjords. The river Nærøydalselvi flows down the valley Nærøydalen into the fjord at the village of Gudvangen, near the European route E16 highway. The narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord is surrounded by steep valley sides and snow-covered peaks that rise 1,800 metres above sea level, with thundering waterfalls and picturesque villages along the fjord. Sognefjord is said to be the longest and deepest fjord. The 130 kilometre long drive is exciting and varied, and is closed during winter. You can start this tour with train from Oslo or Bergen to Myrdal Station. Vettisfossen Waterfall, Utladalen Valley, the Jotunheimen Mountains and the Årdalsfjord and the surrounding dramatic mountains are great areas for activities such as hiking, mountaineering, climbing and kayaking. Molden in Luster gives you a tremendous view towards the Lustrafjord and the surrounding mountains. The Nærøyfjord (or Nærøyfjorden, Urban East Norwegian: [ˈnæ̂ːrœʏˌfjuːɳ]) is a fjord in Aurland Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. See for … Come and visit Skaldegard, an old farmstead that clings to the mountain-side and enjoys splendid views over the Aurlandsfjord and surrounding mountains. There are more than a thousand fjords in Norway, all along the coast. 1890 and ca. It was  a perfect day for kayaking. Experience Norwegian nature and culture by bike and join a self-guided and guided ready made round trip from Bergen, to and through the fjord landscape surrounding the Sognefjord. The worlds longest car-tunnel is 24 509 metres long, and goes between Lærdal and Aurland by the Sognefjord. Beitelen, 11 kilometers from where the Aurlandsfjord starts, the Aurlandsfjord devides into two fjords; the Aurlandsfjord … The farm is situated at Skjerdal above the Aurlandsfjord, outside Aurland. The fjord is 20, The road over Gaularfjellet takes the traveller into the waterfalls from the mighty, s closed during winter. Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route is a 47-kilometre-long stretch of road between Aurland by the Aurlandsfjord and Lærdal by the Sognefjord. Together with the Aurlandsfjord they are two of many branches in the 204 km long Sognefjord. High in the Jotunheimen mountains, the Sognefjellet Mountain Road runs between the Sognefjord and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley. The depth varies between 10 and 500 meters. Indre Sogn - literally Inner Sogn. The road up to Stegastein is open all year, also during winter. See the pictures and video. Since 2005, the Nærøyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But when we plan to choose the SIN, we find that the Nærøyfjord, which is said to be the very glorious by so many people, is actually not included in the SIN. Official page for the Sognefjord: Sognefjord.com, Go Fjords: Big and Small Fjord Experiences Highly recommend it especially if you include the hike to the goat cheese farm. The road up to Otternes Farm Yard is marked with a small sign on the main road between Aurland and Flåm. The Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord are two of many fjordarms in the 204 km long Sognefjord. The 106 kilometre long road is closed during winter. The tour combines a beautiful boat journey on the Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord, with an impressive train journey on the Flåm Railway. Ice Troll arranges combined guided tours with kayak on Lake Nigardsvatnet and glacier trip on Nigardsbreen Glacier. This is the train journey from fjord to mountain. Regardless of the season, a cruise on the Nærøyfjord will be an unforgettable experience. The village is famous for the many goats and it´s local made White- and Brown Goat Cheese. Located in Vestland county in Western Norway, it stretches 205 kilometres (127 mi) inland from the ocean to the small village of Skjolden in the municipality of Luster.. You will have a fjord cruise in the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord (UNESCO World Heritage). The wildest and most beautiful branch of the Sognefjord… The Nærøyfjord arm (part of the Sognefjord) is 19 Km long and only 250 metres wide in some places. May is a great month to visit the fjords. A nice way to explore Urnes Stave Church and the beautiful surroundings is to cross the Lustrafjord by ferry from Lustrabaatane from Solvorn to Urnes. The Lustrafjord is the innermost branch of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord. FjordSafari offer fjord excursions where you explore the UNESCO World Heritage area of the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord. The 18-kilometre (11 mi) long fjord is only 500 metres (1,600 ft) wide in some parts.[1]. The Sognefjord (or Sognefjorden in Norwegian) is located on the west coast in Norway. Read about the lowest part of the valley, a 20 kilometre long hike starting at Østerbø and ending at Vassbygdi in Aurland. Despite its size, the fjord is an ideal spot to visit to see the classic fjord vista. It is called the King of the fjords and is over 200 kilometre long. From Sengjaberget you have great view towards Eidsvatnet and Eidselva River, Skjolden, the Lustrafjord and Mt. The area represents extreme, dramatic and stunning fjord scenery. The abandoned fjord village Indre Ofredal is one of these villages. Nigardsbreen Glacier in Jostedal is one of the easiest accessible glaciers in the fjords area in Western Norway. That day, I drove Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, took in the view from Stegastein Viewpoint, drove to Undredal and ended the day on the Aurlandsfjord in my kayak. From Stalheim Hotel you have a great view towards the narrow Nærøydalen Valley which is surrounded by steep mountains and waterfalls. There are three illuminated mountain halls inside the tunnel with six kilometres intervals between the halls. It is situated in the  Aurland area in Sogn, and is one of Norway´s most popular hiking destinations. Nærøyfjord Nærøyfjord Nærøyfjord, located west of Flåm, is the narrowest, wildest and the most famous branch of the Sognefjord, included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Nothing can compare to this incredible beauty. But most of the iconic ones – those you may have seen on the postcards, like the Nærøyfjord, the Sognefjord, the Lysefjord, and the Geirangerfjord – are located in Fjord Norway. The high mountains on either side – … You can visit the Sognefjord all year round. This is a short and easy hike with a great view, 120 metres above Skjolden and the Lustrafjord. Nærøyfjord, a World Heritage Site, is one of the fjords of Sognefjorden.. The Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. The Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour from Bergen is a highly enjoyable and scenic tour available during the summer season. One of the main historic events in the Viking age, the battle of Fimreite,  happened in Sognefjorden. On the first fjord cruise, you get to experience the fantastic Nærøyfjord. Join a Fjord Safari, a Fjord Cruise og experience the fjord in a kayak on the Nærøyfjord. My goal was just to have a nice day in my kayak on the fjord, but I also wanted to visit Urnes and Solvorn, two idyllic villages on each side of the fjord. The train ride takes approxomately 1,5 hours and offers great views of the fjords and countryside between Bergen and Voss. Commonly known as the "king of the fjords", this is not a destination you want to miss. It was late May. The Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord are branches of the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord, the second longest fjord in the world. We joined a Short Blue Ice Hike on the glacier, and had a great experience in wild and beautiful surroundings. At Styvi you must turn on the flasher at the quay to give signal to the ferry to stop and take you on board. I've done both versions and agree with Rich and prefer the Norway-in-a-Nutshell to the Sognefjord-in-a-Nutshell, especially if you are short on time. Regions []. Though the nickname has been given probably due to its greatness, it has indeed been visited by both King and Queens over the years! You will enjoy the Flåm Railway, one of Norways most spectacular railways, from Myrdal Station down to Flåm and the Aurlandsfjord. They have a small cafeteria and offer accommodation in the old restored Boat House down by the fjord. Nærøyfjord is an arm of the Sognefjord or Sognefjorden, which is the largest and best known fjord in Norway and the second longest in the world. The Sognefjord is the deepest fjord in the world ( 1308 metres or 4200 feet ), and one of the longest ( 204 km or 126 miles ). Bleiklindi is a good starting point for walking the Old Postal Road to Styvi six kilometres further out the Nærøyfjord. You can go out on the lake by the pier where the glacier boats leave, this is close to the parking lot by the glacier lake. Nærøyfjord was also used as an inspiration for Arendelle in Frozen.[2]. The Nærøyfjord is rich in contrasts and offers a unique interaction of scenery and landscape. Like the G… The Nærøyfjord is a 17 kilometre long branch of the Aurlandsfjord. The Lustrafjord and the Luster area is one of the most beautiful spots in Norway, where the fjord meets the top of Norway with it´s numerous mountains and glaciers. If you want to explore further along the fjord you should consider a stopover during your NiN-tour in lieu of bactracking to Bergen and go back up to the Sognefjord. The Sognefjellet National Tourist Route is the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe with its 1,434 metres. Here you have the oldest historical hotel in Norway, the beautiful Walaker Hotel. Read more…, The Sognefjord, the king of the fjords, is the longest fjord adventure in Norway. The dramatic nature attracts guests who seek adventures all year round. The fjord is quite small, only 18 kilometres long and as narrow as 500 metres at some points. 9 Day Europe from London (Dover), England. 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