Where is the Sognefjord?
The Sognefjord is on the west coast of Norway, north of Bergen and stretches 200 km to the foothills of the Jotunheime and Jostedalsbreen National Parks. The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord and is often referred to as the “king of the fjords” because of its enormous size. Because the Sognefjord is so long, there are many ways to explore it, depending on where you are and what you want to see.
The Sognefjord lies in the heart of the Norwegian fjords and stretches 204 kilometers to the village of Skjolden in Vestland. Several smaller fjords branch off from the main fjord.In fact, many people consider these arms to be the most beautiful parts of the fjord, and the Nærøyfjord arm has earned a spot on UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List.
Why is the Sognefjord famous?
The Sognefjord is known for its outstanding natural beauty and many sights. A range of unique and spectacular experiences await visitors along the vast Sognefjord: a ride on the historic Flåm Railway, a visit to the World Heritage-listed Urnes Stave Church, a hike along the spectacular Jostedalsbreen glacier, a bike ride along the beautiful Rallarvegen and much more.
Travelers traveling to the Sognefjord can enjoy some of the finest hiking, cycling and glacier hiking in the vast Jotunheimen National Park and the beautiful Aurlandsdalen valley, which offers panoramic views and fantastic nature experiences.The Sognefjord is also known for its delicious food and drink – the locally produced juice and cider are a must for anyone visiting the area!