Discover the Attractions of the Sognefjord

A Year-Round Attraction Guide For Travelers

Welcome to the mesmerizing Sognefjord region, a year-round haven for adventurers and nature enthusiasts. Nestled in the heart of Norway, this extraordinary destination offers a tapestry of unique attractions that showcase the unparalleled beauty of its landscapes.

The World's Finest Fjords

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Immerse yourself in its majestic grandeur as steep cliffs tower over crystalline waters, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle. Cruise along the fjord or embark on a kayaking adventure to truly connect with the natural wonders that earned Nærøyfjord its esteemed UNESCO status. Sognefjord, renowned for its breathtaking beauty, encompasses a network of 30 unique fjord arms, each contributing to the region's allure—every one with its unique charm and style. Nærøyfjord is one of the most famous fjords in the world. But to be mentioned Lusterfjord, Fjærlandsfjord, Arnafjord, and all the others, no one stands back to be ranked among the most iconic and beautiful of all the fjords.

The Nærøyfjord - Flåm Area

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Immerse yourself in its majestic grandeur as steep cliffs tower over crystalline waters, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle. Cruise along the fjord or embark on a kayaking adventure to truly connect with the natural wonders that earned Nærøyfjord its esteemed UNESCO status.

The Aurlandsfjord, an offshoot, captivates with its serene landscapes, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and picturesque villages like Flam, Undredal, Aurland and Gudvangen.

Journey through the Sognefjord region aboard the iconic Flam Railway, a feat of engineering winding through lush valleys and snow-capped peaks. Traverse the Flam Valley, witnessing waterfalls, meadows, and panoramas that seem painted by nature itself. It's a testament to human ingenuity seamlessly blending with the pristine surroundings.

For a bit of adventure, try out a fjord cruise, RIB-boat expedition, kayaking, ferry rides, SUP-padling or sauna on the fjord. Explore by hiking in the mountains, forest or majestic valleys. Visit farms or museums and experience fine dining in classy restaurants or cosy farmhouses. Visit authentic Viking villages and stay at comfortable accommodations all with epic views over the landscape. 

Chasing Beauty on Rails

Stave Churches

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Sognefjord is a custodian of cultural heritage, with its world-famous stave churches standing as a testament to centuries-old craftsmanship. Be amazed by these wooden marvels, each steeped in history and surrounded by landscapes that evoke a sense of timelessness. There are five authentic stave churches in the Sognefjord Region.  

Stave Churches & The Viking Village

Borgund Stave Church, Lærdal
Photo: Håvard Nesbø

Stave Churches

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Norway's Sognefjord region, a cluster of architectural wonders awaits you — the Stave Churches

The Viking Village Njardarheimr, Gudvangen
Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik/Norway's best

The Viking Village

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Viking history, where authenticity meets craftsmanship, and adventure awaits around every corner.

Jotesdal Glacier

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Jostedal and Fjærland

For an encounter with ancient ice, explore the Jostedal Glacier, the largest glacier in continental Europe. Guided tours offer a glimpse into this frozen world, where visitors can marvel at blue ice crevasses and learn about the glacier's impact on the region's geography. The glacier scenery is by far one of the most unique you will see ever. And even getting a touch on it takes it all to the next top level on blue ice hikes. Visit the exhibitions and museums that show and explain the glaciers.

The Scenic Routes

Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet
Photo: Håvard Nesbø/Visit Sognefjord

The Scenic Routes

Norway, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, is home to an extensive network of scenic routes that showcase the country's natural beauty.

Hiking in Jotunheimen Nationalpark
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National Parks

Embark on a journey like no other as we invite you to discover the enchanting beauty of the Sognefjord region, the proud home of three colossal national parks: Jotunheimen, Breheimen, and Jostedalsbreen


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During the Winter, the heavy snowfall covers the mountains in the Sognefjord with an enormous amount of snow. Many places are up to ten meters or more deep. During the Spring and Summer, the temperature rises and melts most of the snow away. This process creates some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The Norwegian name for waterfalls is Foss.

Embark on a journey to witness the enchanting waterfalls of Sognefjord - nature's cascading wonders. Feel the misty embrace of the majestic falls, like the iconic Vettisfossen, Feigefossen, Kjosfossen, and Kvinnafossen. There are hundreds of waterfalls everywhere in the Sognefjord region. The best time to visit these cascade-dancing white wonders is between May and August.

Majestic Beauty Unveiled

Feigefossen Waterfall, Luster
Photo: Håvard Nesbø

Let's embark on a journey to discover the enchanting world of waterfalls in the Sognefjord region, a realm where nature's grandeur takes center stage

The Great Views

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The fjord views are unparalleled, offering vistas that change with the seasons. Whether blanketed in snow during Winter or adorned with blooming flowers in Spring, the fjord's beauty is a constant that evolves throughout the year. Around the Sognefjord, you will find some of the world's greatest fjord views. Some of the greatest view spots are among the most photographed ones in Norway.

The landscape in the Sognefjord Region is a typical fjord landscape. Towering cliffs, sky-touching mountains, and crystalline waters all create a breathtaking panorama.  With over 200 kilometres of majestic landscapes, each bend reveals a new masterpiece. The fjord´s beauty is ever-changing. 

Many viewpoints are accessible by car. Just a few examples: The Stegastein, Aurland, Vikafjell, Fjærland, Kaupanger, Lavik, Høyanger, Balestrand, Lærdal, Leikanger, Solvorn, Skjolden and Gudvangen shows the greatest fjord view you ever can imagine.  

All the Rest

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Nature generously bestows the region with a myriad of attractions. Hike through lush trails, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and revel in the symphony of waterfalls echoing through the valleys. Indulge in outdoor activities such as fishing, skiing, and cycling, taking advantage of the diverse terrain Sognefjord offers.

In every season, Sognefjord beckons travellers to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. Uncover the secrets of this UNESCO-listed region, where each day is a new chapter in the story of Norway's breathtaking beauty.

Whether you seek adventure, cultural exploration, or simply a tranquil retreat, Sognefjord promises an unforgettable experience, connecting you with the very soul of the Norwegian landscape.

It is a visual feast, an immersive experience, and an enduring memory. A testament to the Sognefjord's status as the "King of the Fjords."


See below, all the great choices of attractions:

History from Sognefjord

The Balder Stone, Leikanger
Photo: Håvard Nesbø


Outdoor exhibition featuring monumental masterpieces like Fridtjov den Frøkne…

Bakka Church, Nærøyfjord
Photo: Håvard Nesbø


The churches of the Sognefjord region stand as enduring monuments to the past…

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