is the longest fjord with a length of 204 kilometres. Some places the Sognefjord is more than 1300 metres deep, with the surrounding mountains as high as the fjord is deep. The and are incorporated into the UNESCO World Heritage List. And the are voted as the world’s best travel destination by the National Geographic Traveler magazine.
The most popular Fjords to visit are the , and in Møre & Romsdal, the and in Sogn & Fjordane, the in Hordaland and the in Rogaland.
The fjords in Norway are known for the wild, beautiful and untouched nature. Fjords, , , and rivers, , fresh air and clean flowing water calls for people searching for adventure, silence, , , skiing, , , . The fjords are also great to visit during winter. Here you can read about and about .
The four Fjord Counties
The Western Norwegian Fjords consists of the four counties. From north to south: Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland and Rogaland. Below you can read about and see pictures from the four fjord counties.
Møre og Romsdal
Møre og Romsdal is the northernmost county in Western Norway. The county is devided into three parts; Nordmøre, Romsdal and Sunnmøre. The most famous fjord is . The are two famous road streches in the county.
, , and are the four cities in the county.
In the western part, the coast and the many isles are dominating the landscape. Long fjords and steep mountains dominates the inner part of the county. Well-known tourist attractions are: , , Romsdalshorn, the Rauma River, , and .
Sogn og Fjordane
Sogn og Fjordane has the longest fjord and the largest icecap. The county is devided into three parts; , and . Here we have the westernmost point in Norway, Steinsøy. The is more than 200 kilometres long. The is protected as UNESCO World Heritage.
Florø, and are the three cities in Sogn og Fjordane. Other well-known places are , , , Nordfjordeid, Vik, Lærdal and Balestrand.
The outer part is dominated by . In the inner part, the fjord is surrounded by steep and high mountains. Well-known tourist attractions are: , , , , Veitastrond and , , and in Sogn.
Hordaland is located in the centre of Western Norway. The county is devided into five parts; Nordhordland, Midthordland, , and . , also known for its apple tree blossoming in the spring, is Norway´s second longest fjord. is the second largest city in Norway and is known as “The Gateway to the Fjords”.
Bergen, Voss, and are the four cities in Hordaland. From Bergen, you can join a .
Isles, fjords, mountains, glaciers and waterfalls are keywords for this county. Well-known tourist attractions are: , and the UNESCO World Heritage protected , The composer Edvard Grieg’s home , the Hardangerfjord, , and the apple tree blossoming in Hardanger.
Rogaland is the southernmost of the four fjord counties in Norway. The county is devided into four parts; , , and . Norway’s history begins in Rogaland. It was here the first humans settled in Norway. Boknafjorden is the longest and deepest fjord in the county. The most famous fjord is which is surrounded by well known mountains like and .
, , , , Jørpeland, , Bryne, , and are the ten cities in Rogaland.
The nature varies from flat agriculture landscape to deep fjords and high mountains. Well-known tourist attractions are: Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock), Kjerag, The Lysefjord, and .
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