Nærøyfjord

The world’s narrowest fjord is located in unique and untouched nature in Sogn. Nærøyfjorden is on UNESCO’s list of world cultural and natural heritage sites.

Few places in the world can offer such a magnificent landscape as the fjords in Norway. This applies not least to the narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord, which with its steep mountain sides of up to 1,800 metres, wild waterfalls and vibrant cultural landscapes can take your breath away.

The unique fjord arm is 19 kilometers long and only 250 meters wide at its narrowest point. The mountain massifs around the fjord rise precipitously, with constant cascading waterfalls down the mountain sides. In several places along the fjord you can see small farms with no road connection, which is a legacy from the time when the fjord was the most important traffic artery in the area. In other words, the Nærøyfjord is rich in contrasts and offers a unique interplay between natural and cultural landscapes. Here we find great contrasts from the shoreline with its mild climate, to high mountains with glaciers and fonns.

In the Nærøyfjord area, there are also several untouched and wilderness areas. A hike in Aurlandsdalen is something completely in itself. Here the Aurland River winds its way through the landscape, and you have a fantastic view of the fjord and mountains. The valley starts on the high mountain plateau of Hardangervidda, goes through the mountains of Skarveheimen, continues through lush landscape in Aurlandsdalen and ends at Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.

There are a number of opportunities to see the Nærøyfjord up close from the fjord. Among other things, you can experience the beautiful nature on various tours by both boat and ferry – or you can go paddling.

Hiking tours around the Nærøyfjord
In the Nærøyfjord area there are also several untouched and wilderness areas. A hike in Aurlandsdalen is something completely in itself. Here the Aurland River winds its way through the landscape, and you have a fantastic view of the fjord and mountains. The valley starts on the high mountain plateau of Hardangervidda, goes through the mountains of Skarveheimen, continues through lush landscape in Aurlandsdalen and ends at Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.

Bakkanosi is another popular trip that gives you fantastic views of the fjord. The trip to the top is long and demanding, and requires you to be used to mountains and to have a map and compass with you.

Fjord cruise
There are a number of opportunities to see the Nærøyfjord up close from the fjord. Go on a Nærøyfjord cruise from Flåm, Aurland or Gudvangen, or experience the beautiful nature with a RIB, both winter and summer . There is also a car ferry between Gudvangen and Kaupanger, or you can get really close to the Nærøyfjord on a SUP .

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