Published: 01/11/2019
This is the 2nd 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.

The Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Norway and the third longest in the world, after the Kangertittivaq in Greenland and the Greely Fiord on Ellesmere island. Over 200 kilometers, this magical piece of nature extends through the west of Norway. It is located in Western Norway in the province of Sogn og Fjordane, approximately 72 km north of Bergen. At its deepest point, the Sognefjord is around 1,300 meters deep, while the mountains around the fjord rise up to sometimes 1,700 meters from the water. The Sognefjord extends from the coast just north of Bergen to the mighty mountains of the Jotunheimen National Park and the blue ice of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Amazing pictures guaranteed!

The Sognefjord region also has a strong culinary tradition. The mild climate, the clean air and an abundance of lush mountain meadows ensure that this region produces excellent, fresh local ingredients. Especially fruit, berries, lamb, game, mountain trout and goat cheese are products for which the region is known.

The mountain areas around the inner part of the Sognefjord are among the most popular hiking areas in Norway. The best known are the national parks Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen, the Breheimen mountain range and the Aurlandsdalen and Utladalen valleys. In addition to hiking, rafting, mountain and rock climbing, summer skiing and mountain biking are among the most popular activities in the region.

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 Aurland, from where you can explore the 3rd route along the Naeroyfjord.
Viewpoint Sognefjord (july 2, 2019)
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Sogn og Fjordane
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About this region
Sogn og Fjordane (Urban East Norwegian: [ˈsɔŋn ɔ ˈfjûːɾɑnə] (listen), English: Sogn and Fjordane) was up to 1 January 2020 a county in western Norway, when it was merged to become part of Vestland county. Bordering previous counties Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud, and Hordaland, the county administration was in the village of Hermansverk in Leikanger municipality. The largest town in the county was Førde. Although Sogn og Fjordane has some industry, predominantly hydroelectricity and aluminium, it is predominantly an agricultural area. Sogn og Fjordane is also home to the Urnes Stave Church and the Nærøyfjord, which are both listed by UNESCO as world heritage sites. The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences has campuses in Sogndal and Førde.
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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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