Published: 01/11/2019
This is the 4th of the 5 fjord routes, UNESCO has included the Norwegian fjords, of which the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord are the most important, on the prestigious World Heritage List.

The fjords are surrounded by majestic cliffs and have beautiful blue water, but make no mistake: the water is just salty. That is no wonder if you know that fjords are actually long sea arms that often stretch far inland. Sometimes you see huge waterfalls along the meter-high mountain walls - created on the almost invisible glaciers.

Once again a gigantic and impressive fjord is the Hardangerfjord. Impressive rock formations, panoramic views, famous waterfalls and last but not least the famous Trolltunga, a viewpoint that towers 700 meters above the fjord. Take a hike, boat trip or admire the blue glacier ice with a guide.

The Hardangerfjord, from the Hardangervidda plateau to the Atlantic Ocean, is the fourth longest fjord in the world, and the second longest in Norway. And even though the landscape looks unspoilt, the area has excellent infrastructure, and the hiking trails are well marked, with hotels and mountain huts on the way where you can spend the night.

In the 13th century, monks from England brought apples to Hardanger, and began to grow these fruit trees in their monastery gardens. This caught on, and today 40 percent of all Norwegian fruit comes from the Hardangerfjord region. The most famous apple product in Hardanger is currently probably the strong apple cider. Other local specialties are venison, reindeer, fish and mutton.

This 5 star rated route, through a dazzling nature, takes you along beautiful roads, along fantastic viewpoints. A memory that you will remember for a long time.

This route has the end point in Sand, from where you can explore the 5th route along the Lysefjord.
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Hordaland (Urban East Norwegian: [ˈhɔ̂rdɑlɑn] (listen)) was a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark, and Rogaland counties. Hordaland was the third largest county after Akershus and Oslo by population. The county government was the Hordaland County Municipality which is located in Bergen. Before 1972, the city of Bergen was its own separate county apart from Hordaland. On 1 January 2020, the county was merged with neighbouring Sogn og Fjordane county to form the new Vestland county.
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The 10 routes are:
1. Lysefjord
2. Geirangerfjord
3. Sognefjord
4. R07 Round trip Hjelledalen
5. R05 Trysil Savalen
6. Naeroyfjord
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Norway, who doesn't want to go on a motorcycle or car (camper)? Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a country in Northern Europe. Norway is located on the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and borders Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Just to Norway, forget it! You don't go to Norway for a while, take at least 14 days to absorb all the beauty of Norway. The 5 routes along the most famous fjords of Norway can be the start of an unforgettable holiday. In terms of natural beauty, Norway is certainly in the top ten most desirable holiday countries. Fjords, snowy peaks, mirroring lakes: every square meter is a treat.

Some of the Top 10 tips from the ANWB are included in these 5 routes, such as:

Hint in advance: you should not suffer from fear of heights when you visit Norway's most popular vantage point. Preikestolen is a super-steep rock that towers 604 meters above the Lysefjord. In fact, you get two for the price of one, because the four-kilometer walk to the vantage point is just as phenomenal. Preikestolen is even the most popular Norwegian hiking destination.

They are considered to be one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders: the imposing Norwegian fjords. Millions of years ago they were worn out by huge ice masses. It is an unforgettable experience to sail on a ship between the steep rock walls, but you can also admire the fjords from various vantage points. Spectacular include Geirangerfjord, Trollfjord, Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. Certainly one of the most beautiful sights in Norway.

The Trollstigen, also known as the Troll route, has what you call the wow factor. You will experience no less than 11 hairpin bends on the 20-kilometer route; the average increase is 8 percent with a maximum of 10 percent. A pill against motion sickness can do no harm ... On the way it is a celebration of waterfalls, steep mountain walls and fjords. Bonus: the beautiful view of the Geirangerfjord.

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