10 Absolutely Astonishing Norwegian Fjords You Should See

It is no secret that Norway is home to some of the most sublime natural landscapes on the whole planet. Among these, there are hundreds of absolutely astonishing and breathtaking fjords scattered all along the country’s coastline, from Lapland to Oslo.

In a nutshell, a fjord is a long, narrow, and deep ocean/sea arm that stretches far into the mainland as the result of an inundated glacial valley. The total number of fjords in mainland Norway and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean is estimated at 1,190. By far the most renowned Norwegian fjords are those in Western Norway (specifically the fjords from the counties of Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, and Rogaland). The fjords from those regions are very popular as touristic destinations.

Below is a selection of 10 such marvellous natural landscapes (listed in no particular order):

Veafjorden, Hordaland county, southwestern Norway, overlooking the small village of Stanghelle. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Isfjorden, Spitsbergen, second largest fjord of the Svalbard islands. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Gryllefjorden, Troms county, northern Norway. Image source: www.unsplash.com

Ersfjorden, Tromsø municipality, Troms county, northern Norway. Image source: www.unsplash.com

Hardangerfjord, the fourth largest fjord worldwide and second largest in Norway. View near Trolltunga (Troll’s Tongue), a famous horizontal piece of rock in the area. Image source: www.unsplash.com

Eidsfjorden, Nordland county, northern Norway. Image source: www.unsplash.com

Lysefjorden, Rogaland county, southwestern Norway. Image source: www.unsplash.com

Trondheimsfjord, Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway’s third longest fjord. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Hjørundfjorden, near the town of Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal county, western Norway. Image source: www.unsplash.com

Nærøyfjorden, Sogn og Fjordane county, southwestern Norway, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005. Image source: www.unsplash.com

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2 Responses to 10 Absolutely Astonishing Norwegian Fjords You Should See

  1. vanne hanisch-godo says:

    I love the photos of Norway!!

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