Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

The two fjords are among the longest and deepest in the world and became a member of the Unesco heritage list in 2005.

In West Norway, the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord stretch from Stavanger in the south to Andalsnes in the northeast in Norway's western part. They are located 120 kilometres from one another and are easily recognisable as archetypical fjord landscapes. 


The fjord's unique features

Their exceptional natural beauty is derived from their narrow, steep-sided, crystalline rock walls that rise to 1,400 m from the Norwegian Sea and extend 500 m below sea level.

The unique natural scenario overflows with one beautiful nature experience after another. The fjords' sheer walls have numerous waterfalls, and free-flowing rivers cross their deciduous and coniferous forests to glacial lakes, glaciers, and rugged mountains.

The landscape features various supporting natural phenomena, both terrestrial and marine, such as submarine moraines and marine mammals.

See our guide to Fjordnorway

Getting to the fjords

You can travel by car, bus or boat to the Geirangerfjord area. Travelling to the Geirangerfjord by car is a seven to eight-hour drive from Oslo, five to seven hours from Bergen and five to six hours from Trondheim.

Many local tour operators offer unique tours here, and the best time of year to visit the fjords is from May to September.

The Western Norway Fjords are among the most scenically outstanding anywhere.

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  • Lattitude: 62.101803
  • Longitude: 7.207279