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Sognefjorden

Pyramiden Kontorfellesskap, 6868, Norway
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Stretching 204 km (120 miles) from Solund at the coast to the mighty Jotunheimen massif and Jostedalsbreen glacier, Sognefjorden is the longest fjord in Norway. The Sognefjord has a maximum depth of 1308 metres (4300 feet), and is Norway’s deepest fjord. You can choose between different boat trips to experience the beauty of the fjords all year round. At the mouth of the fjord the climate is maritime, whereas the innermost parts of the fjord have a much drier inland climate. Because of the contact with the warm ocean water of the Gulf Stream, the main fjord never freezes to ice. The Sognefjord has several distinctive fjord arms winding their way between steep mountains to end in small, picturesque villages. One of them is the world-famous Naeroyfjord, which has now been included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. This is the most narrow fjord arm. The innermost fjord arm is the Lusterfjord, and this fjord has a beautiful green colour because of the meltwater from the glaciers. Some places along the Sognefjord the difference in altitude between the highest mountain peak and the lowest point in the fjord is about 3000 metres (9800 feet). Fjords represent a unique landscape that is found in only a few places in the world. A common definition of a fjord is a long and narrow inlet of sea often surrounded by high and steep mountainsides. Some 20 000 years ago the fjord was shaped and formed by glacial ice in river valleys.
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Pyramiden Kontorfellesskap, 6868, Norway
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"beautiful scenery"
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"flam railway"
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"norwegian fjords"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are no words to describe the incredible scenery you pass through on the boat. No camera will ever do this justice. The colours, the rocks and the waterfalls are all simply stunning.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sognefjorden is the deepest and longest of all the Norwegian fjords, almost 4300 ft. deep and 127 miles long. We were on the 9 AM car ferry and the steep mountainsides, gorgeous waterfalls and sparse buildings along the fjord were very scenic. Around Fronningen the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another over the top place to visit in Norway. We ended up in the very small village of Skjolden. We rented bicycles and hiked up to a waterfall. This was the best day in our two week trip to Norway.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left from Oslo and did Sognefjord in a Nutshell. This involved the "Bergen train" from Oslo to Myrdal (fabulous scenery). Then we took the Flam Railway to Flam which had breathtaking views, as well. From Flam, we boarded a very large Express Boat and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National Geographic Traveler has called this area "the world's most iconic destination", and they may be right! Mountains, fjords, scattered farms, villages and towns... You start in the Ocean and enter a wide fjord that becomes gradually, almost imperceptibly narrower. If you turn down the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Norway in A Nutshell from Bergen as a part of a Hurtigruten package. The tour included the boat trip to Flam, the Flam railway and a ride back to Bergen by train. The landscape is beautiful and quite unique. Of course for...More

Thank Dick Z
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

We did the Norway in A Nutshell from Bergen and was not disappointed. In winter the fjord takes on a different personality, brooding , snowy atmospheric, you can see trolls and dragons in the rocks, a photographers dream . I didn’t want it to end.

Thank Deborah I
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

What a place i was so in awe while cruising on the fjord it was breathtaking just make sure that you wrap up in warm clothes as i was told by a lady in Oslo 'it's not bad weather its bad clothes decision" which is...More

Thank jessimo
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

At 9am we were on the upper deck of DFDS Seaways to admire the fjord of Oslo and then started our long trip to go to Geilo and checked in Ustedalen hotel with amazing views. The next day a full day excursion awaited us to...More

Thank Doris B
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Surrounded by high mountains and fjords, this particular fjord is the country's longest and also deepest. The scenery along the fjord is just too good.

Thank malnit56
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