Winter 2017, I had a trip to the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord together with furmanek.com. During summer you can join a guided “tour” outside and inside the church. 1900]. From Sengjaberget you have great view towards Eidsvatnet and Eidselva River, Skjolden, the Lustrafjord and Mt. The Årdalsfjord is the part of the Sognefjord that runs between the outer part of the Lustrafjord and the industrial town of Årdalstangen. 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). The Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour from Bergen is the perfect alternative for those longing for the full fjord package! Solvorn nearby is a beautiful village down by the Lustrafjord. The fjord is quite small, only 18 kilometres long and as narrow as 500 metres at some points. The Sognefjord (or Sognefjorden in Norwegian) is located on the west coast in Norway. Nigardsbreen Glacier in Jostedal is one of the easiest accessible glaciers in the fjords area in Western Norway. 1890 and ca. A one hour hike to Svarthiller or 2 hours hike to Mt. The church was built around year 1130. The Road is closed during winter. The Nærøyfjord (or Nærøyfjorden, Urban East Norwegian: [ˈnæ̂ːrœʏˌfjuːɳ]) is a fjord in Aurland Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It has also been rated by the National Geographic Society as the world's number one natural heritage site along with the Geirangerfjord. 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. 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. There are more than a thousand fjords in Norway, all along the coast. The Nærøyfjord is a 17 kilometre long branch of the Aurlandsfjord. We have a few ideas for you. Mt. The worlds longest car-tunnel is 24 509 metres long, and goes between Lærdal and Aurland by the Sognefjord. Small, idyllic villages. The view from Mt Bøttejuv (Bucket Gorge) in Årdal is one of the craziest you can get. The road is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 20% gradient and 14 hairpin bends. Beitelen, 11 kilometers from where the Aurlandsfjord starts, the Aurlandsfjord devides into two fjords; the Aurlandsfjord … FjordSafari offer fjord excursions where you explore the UNESCO World Heritage area of the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord. 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. This is the train journey from fjord to mountain. Marifjøra is in the middle of the Lustrafjord, and from there you can easily explore this beautiful area in all directions. We joined a Fjord Cruise, visited Stegastein Lookout and tried our kayaks. 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. Visit Norway: Official page for Norway 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.. Come and visit Skaldegard, an old farmstead that clings to the mountain-side and enjoys splendid views over the Aurlandsfjord and surrounding mountains. The road up to Stegastein is open all year, also during winter. There are three illuminated mountain halls inside the tunnel with six kilometres intervals between the halls. It is called the King of the fjords and is over 200 kilometre long. 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. The Nærøyfjord is probably one of the most famous fjords in Norway. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord became a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. 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. Lake Nigardsvatnet is the glacial lake that lies below the Nigardsbreen Glacier. The narrow fjord is a branch of the large Sognefjord, and it is featured on the "Norway in a Nutshell" daytrips for tourists. Nærøyfjord, a World Heritage Site, is one of the fjords of Sognefjorden.. Austerdalsbreen Glacier have the reputation of being the finest ice scenery in Europe. 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 narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord is surrounded by steep mountains with snow covered tops that stretch up to 1800 meters above sea level. It was  a perfect day for kayaking. We started the adventure from Undredal, a small and beautiful village by the Aurlandsfjord. A short boat trip and a short hike, and you stand by the foot of the glacier. The Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route is a 47-kilometre-long stretch of road between Aurland by the Aurlandsfjord and Lærdal by the Sognefjord. The new viewpoint at Utsikten at the top of Gaularfjellet is one of many great viewpoints along this road. 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! The Nærøyfjord arm (part of the Sognefjord) is 19 Km long and only 250 metres wide in some places. Though the nickname has been given probably due to its greatness, it has indeed been visited by both King and Queens over the years! The farm is situated at Skjerdal above the Aurlandsfjord, outside Aurland. Here you have the oldest historical hotel in Norway, the beautiful Walaker Hotel. At Styvi you must turn on the flasher at the quay to give signal to the ferry to stop and take you on board. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord became a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. Official page for the Sognefjord: Sognefjord.com, Go Fjords: Big and Small Fjord Experiences The road up to Otternes Farm Yard is marked with a small sign on the main road between Aurland and Flåm. The Nærøyfjord in Sogn is one of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords. Experience Norwegian nature and culture by bike and join a ready made roundtrip from Bergen to the Sognefjord. The Sognefjellet National Tourist Route is the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe with its 1,434 metres. It was late May. We drove from Oslo to visit Fjærland in Sogn, to spend some days in this picturesque village surrounded by fjord, mountains and glaciers. 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. Join a Short Blue Ice Hike on the Nigardsbreen Glacier, one of the easiest accessible glaciers in the fjord area in Western Norway. 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. Indre Sogn - literally Inner Sogn. Stegastein Lookout is part of the Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, 650 metres above Aurland and the Aurlandsfjord. But during winter, the road is closed just above Stegastein Lookout. 9 Day Europe from London (Dover), England. High in the Jotunheimen mountains, the Sognefjellet Mountain Road runs between the Sognefjord and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley. The sea kayaking trips are unique to Outdoor Norway, allowing to experience Norwegian Fjords, snow-topped mountains and waterfalls. The trip towards the Nærøyfjord starts in Balestrand situated along the wide Sognefjord. 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. We joined a Short Blue Ice Hike on the glacier, and had a great experience in wild and beautiful surroundings. 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. 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! Small idyllic Fjord Villages like Indre Ofredal, Naddvik and Seim are well worth visiting and are great to experience from a kayak. 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. The Nærøyfjord is rich in contrasts and offers a unique interaction of scenery and landscape. 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. King Sverre won the battle and King Magnus and more than 2000 men were killed in the battle. Marifjøra in Sogn is a great place to start kayaking on the Lustrafjord which is a branch of the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord. The Sognefjord is the deepest fjord in the world ( 1308 metres or 4200 feet ), and one of the longest ( 204 km or 126 miles ). The Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord are branches of the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord, the second longest fjord in the world. It almost went wrong, but I was lucky and “Saved by the Bell”. Ice Troll arranges combined guided tours with kayak on Lake Nigardsvatnet and glacier trip on Nigardsbreen Glacier. Kayaking on the Fjærlandsfjord and hiking to the Bøyabreen Glacier were some of of the adventures we experienced. Great view towards the Aurlandsfjord and to Flåm from the farm yard. Comprises Aurland, Leikanger, Luster, Lærdal, Sogndal, and Årdal municipalities. The Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour from Bergen is the perfect alternative for those longing for the full fjord package! And we got what we wanted; Frozen Fjords. The name Nærøyfjord origin from the norse god ‘Njord’, the God of the Seafarer and the sea. 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. At Solvorn you can take the small ferry across the Lustrafjord to Urnes and visit Urnes Stave Church and the Feigumfossen Waterfall. The 130 kilometre long drive is exciting and varied, and is closed during winter. And Nærøyfjord is a branch of the Sognefjord. The Nærøyfjord in Sogn is one of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords. GOTTA SEE SOGNEFJORD? The village of Bakka and the Bakka Church are both located on the west shore of the fjord. 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. Book now for 2020 & 2021. There are still snow in the mountains, the valleys are green, and the apple trees are blossoming. This is a short and easy hike with a great view, 120 metres above Skjolden and the Lustrafjord. 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. You can visit Undredal Stave Church, Norway´s smallest church which had its 850-years celebration in 1997. 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 Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour is the perfect alternative for those longing for the full fjord package! Join a Fjord Safari, a Fjord Cruise og experience the fjord in a kayak on the Nærøyfjord. With its 17 km length can easily be visited as a day excursion from Flåm. Stalheimskleiva is a steep 1.5 kilometer long road which goes between the hotel and the valley. Together with the Aurlandsfjord they are two of many branches in the 204 km long Sognefjord. It is a great experience to kayak on this lake. 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. Undredal with the surrounding steep mountains rising straight up from the fjord will take your breath away. Molden in the horizon. In 1999, I was kayaking the Lustrafjord for the first time. 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. Highly recommend it especially if you include the hike to the goat cheese farm. Small idyllic fjord villages are located along the Årdalsfjord, squeezed between steep mountains, waterfalls, rivers and the fjord. At Mt. Bleiklindi is a good starting point for walking the Old Postal Road to Styvi six kilometres further out the Nærøyfjord. This unique fjord arm is 19 km long and only 250 metres at its narrowest point. Nothing can compare to this incredible beauty. Visit the Fjord Village Undredal, a beautiful village down by the Aurlandsfjord. It is only 250 meters at the narrowest, and more than one kilometer at the widest. 3 cruises from $ 849 * Avg PP. The Lustrafjord is the innermost branch of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord. The village is famous for the many goats and it´s local made White- and Brown Goat Cheese. Nærøyfjord. Water falls cascade down the mountains and picturesque villages dot the landscape. From there you depart on a Premium fjord cruise along Nærøyfjord and then from Aurlandsfordu to Flåm on the ferry. 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