“Norway has the highest concentration of fjords in the world, and nowhere on earth are there more fjords than Fjord Norway.”
Following closely the Mediterranean as one of the Brits favourite cruise destinations and one of the most spectacular regions of the world. The best way to appreciate the dramatic scenery of the Norwegian Fjords is of course to sail through them!
Main Fjords of Norway:
The worlds longest and deepest fjord extends inland to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen.
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. (more)
Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord
These two arms of the Sognefjord are both beautiful and dramatic. The Nærøyfjord is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The Lysefjord is situated close to Stavanger, and is especially known for the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen, ‘The Pulpit Rock’.
The Hardangerfjord, not far from Bergen, is especially known for fruit tree blossoming in spring, Folgefonna Glacier and Vøringsfossen Waterfall.
The Nordfjord stretches from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier out to the Stadhavet Ocean.
|NORWAY FACT FILE|
|Language||Norwegian, English is widely spoken|
|Religion||Church of Norway (Protestant Christianity)|
|Currency||Norwegian kroner (NOK) 1 krone = 100 øre|
|Time zone:||Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1 hour|
|Passports||Valid passport for British nationals with 3 months validity.|
|Visas||Non required for British nationals for stays up to 90 days|
|Climate||Fjord Norway has a mild climate for its latitude, partly due to the influence of the Gulf Stream.
However, the summer weather can be wet and changeable.
|What to pack||In autumn and spring, you may want to bring waterproof trousers and boots.
For the summer, lighten up, but remember that even summer evenings and nights can be chilly, particularly in the mountains.