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Fjord Norway is known for its stunning scenery with deep blue fjords, flowing waterfalls and sharp, snow-capped mountains that tower high above the water. Popular cliffs to hike to are Strolltunga and Preikestolen. The fjords form a natural playgrounds for all sorts of salt-water activities.

About Fjord Norway

Fjord Norway is known for its stunning scenery with deep blue fjords, flowing waterfalls and sharp, snow-capped mountains that tower high above the water. The fjords form a natural playgrounds for all sorts of salt-water activities.

The main cities in Fjord Norway are (from South to North): Stavanger, Bergen, Voss and Aalesund:

  • Stavanger is a great place for hiking and here you find a couple of Norway’s most famous climbs. Very popular are the hikes to Kjerag and Preikestolen. Another popular hike is Trolltunga which can be done from Skjeggedal, a town 250km east from Stavanger (inland).
  • Bergen is a very nice town and perfect place for a kayaking adventures. Just a one day tour or you can go for a 2 day trip, 3 day trip or make it a kayak/hike combination. Also Bergen is the base for 
  • Voss is the outdoor capital of Norway and this is the place to be if you are looking for some adrenaline activities like whitewater kayaking, MTB or a combination of activities.
  • Alesund is up north and offers kayaking and hiking opportunities.

Well known fjords are the Hardanger Fjord and, slightly further north, the Sognefjord. Further north, in the region Sunnmøre, you can find Greiganger fjord which is known for its many waterfalls. You can travel the Fjords by public transport although renting a car generally will give you more flexibility.

South from Hardanger Fjord there are two popular cliffs to hike to: Trolltunga and Preikestolen. 

From fishing to kayaking, via camping and scuba-diving, you’ll find many nooks and crannies with calm waters and mysteries to explore. In this area winters are mild. Further inland and higher up, snow is abundant, however, and provides plenty of opportunities for fun in the snow.

Highlights

  • Preikestolen: climb up the imposing ledge and marvel at the view over Lysefjord
  • Kjerag: hike and see this natural wonder of Norway
  • Trolltunga: enjoy the hike and overlook the massive Hardangerfjord

If you are looking for more outdoor adventures in Norway, please refer to our Norway Guide for more information.