Nærøyfjord — Norway’s best fjord
The village of Flåm is the starting point for countless activities in and around Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord, one of two Norwegian fjords to be found on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It shares this honour with the Geirangerfjord and Bryggen in Bergen.
The extremely narrow UNESCO-listed fjord is surrounded by tall mountains and tiny villages. Here and there, waterfalls cascade down the mountainside, leaving a lasting impression on even the most well-travelled of tourists. The Nærøyfjord has been voted one of the wonders of the natural world by CNN, and National Geographic has previously titled the Nærøyfjord “The best unspoiled travel destination in the world”.
Fjord Cruises on the Nærøyfjord run all year round. The fjords are a beautiful sight at any time of year. This is wonderful news for anyone looking to experience these places outside the peak tourist season. In spring, you can see cascading waterfalls of meltwater and pale green hillsides studded with flowering fruit trees. During the summer, the fjord is clad in green, with snow still lying on the surrounding mountain peaks. In autumn, you can enjoy clear, bright blue skies that mirror the water, and mountainsides in yellow and red hues. The winter brings with it snow-covered, tranquil landscapes where you could hear a pin drop. Every season has its own special beauty, and these natural gems are well worth a visit at any time of year.