Western Norway is riven by fjords, those
long valleys flooded by the sea.
dispute (always in a friendly manner—this
is Norway, after all...) which fjord (fee-YORD) is the most spectacular. Every visitor seems
to have a favorite.
Here are a few suggestions:
This major fjord reachable from Bergen is
among the most popular with visitors, in
part because it can easily be accessed
from Bergen. Well east of its mouth it
has branches with their own names:
The Naerøyfjord, a tributary
of the Sognefjord starting
in Gudvangen (map),
is among the most dramatic and picturesque
fjords in Norway. More...
The Aurlandsfjord, a branch
of the Sognefjord near the Naerøyfjord,
is on the ferry route between Gudvangen (Naerøyfjord)
and Flåm, at the southern end of the