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Sognefjord in Fjord Norway is known as the King of the Fjords. At 205 km (127 miles), it is the longest fjord in Norway and passes through some of the most idyllic scenery in Fjord Norway, said to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. It’s not just about the exceptional scenery though, there is guided hiking along the Jostedal glacier and kayaking adventures through the most hidden corners of the epic Sognefjord. For history and architecture lovers, there are the Stave churches (Urnes Stave Church is on the UNESCO World Heritage List). There really is something for everyone.
Fjord Norway is very accessible making it possible to visit several fjords in a single trip. You might remember a recent post on Stavanger and Lysefjord in Fjord Norway. The images on those posts were captured on the same trip as the Sognefjord image on this post. There is so much to see in Fjord Norway that you might find the only limit is the time free for exploring.
For tours, look no further than the Sognefjord in a Nutshell Tour advertised on the visit fjord Norway. Prefer to take in the fjordscape at your own pace? No problem! Independent travel is by no means challenging. There are excellent roads and transport links in Norway and if you don’t have enough time to learn more than “hej” or “tusen takk” rest assured as many Norwegians speak perfect English. Fjord Norway, the official guide to West Norway have a Sognefjord Region Guide online while the Sogne Fjord Region has produced a 43-page brochure which you can order or download (ramblers should also download the 25 Great Hikes booklet from the same website). Fjord Norway have compiled a travel guide available in nine languages which you can download to plan the dream trip. You can also download a map of the region. What are you waiting for?
The post image shows a capture of the village of Tjugum in the Balestrand Municipality on the Sognefjord. You might be mistaken as the tranquil scene of mountain and water reminds you of the Swiss Alps. This is no coincidence as many buildings in Balestrand are modelled on the Swiss-chalet style. More to come on Fjord Norway in posts this week.
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