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Sognefjorden

Pyramiden Kontorfellesskap, 6868, Norway
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Stretching 204 km (120 miles) from Solund at the coast to the mighty Jotunheimen massif and Jostedalsbreen glacier, Sognefjorden is the longest fjord in Norway. The Sognefjord has a maximum depth of 1308 metres (4300 feet), and is Norway’s deepest fjord. You can choose between different boat trips to experience the beauty of the fjords all year round. At the mouth of the fjord the climate is maritime, whereas the innermost parts of the fjord have a much drier inland climate. Because of the contact with the warm ocean water of the Gulf Stream, the main fjord never freezes to ice. The Sognefjord has several distinctive fjord arms winding their way between steep mountains to end in small, picturesque villages. One of them is the world-famous Naeroyfjord, which has now been included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. This is the most narrow fjord arm. The innermost fjord arm is the Lusterfjord, and this fjord has a beautiful green colour because of the meltwater from the glaciers. Some places along the Sognefjord the difference in altitude between the highest mountain peak and the lowest point in the fjord is about 3000 metres (9800 feet). Fjords represent a unique landscape that is found in only a few places in the world. A common definition of a fjord is a long and narrow inlet of sea often surrounded by high and steep mountainsides. Some 20 000 years ago the fjord was shaped and formed by glacial ice in river valleys.
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"beautiful scenery"
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"flam railway"
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"norwegian fjords"
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"boat trip"
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"nutshell tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best way to enjoy the view of Sognefjord is to take the one way cruise from Bergen to Flam (or reverse). It was 5 hour 30 min trip and the ticket price was 650KR. The boat was quite comfortable (with luggage) and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sognefjord are One of the most famous Fjords in Skandinavien and have a fantastic Natur and many beautiful waterfalls to watching. You can rent a boat, you can fishing, you can swimming or just relaxing. Eating the food of the Norwegian Nature and drinking clear...More

Thank Mario R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing trip if you like nature beautifull landscape water trees mountains 2h30 hours on the boat so 5 hours back at start a little long but you can chill on a chair

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are no words to describe the incredible scenery you pass through on the boat. No camera will ever do this justice. The colours, the rocks and the waterfalls are all simply stunning.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Sognefjorden is the deepest and longest of all the Norwegian fjords, almost 4300 ft. deep and 127 miles long. We were on the 9 AM car ferry and the steep mountainsides, gorgeous waterfalls and sparse buildings along the fjord were very scenic. Around Fronningen the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is another over the top place to visit in Norway. We ended up in the very small village of Skjolden. We rented bicycles and hiked up to a waterfall. This was the best day in our two week trip to Norway.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We left from Oslo and did Sognefjord in a Nutshell. This involved the "Bergen train" from Oslo to Myrdal (fabulous scenery). Then we took the Flam Railway to Flam which had breathtaking views, as well. From Flam, we boarded a very large Express Boat and...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

National Geographic Traveler has called this area "the world's most iconic destination", and they may be right! Mountains, fjords, scattered farms, villages and towns... You start in the Ocean and enter a wide fjord that becomes gradually, almost imperceptibly narrower. If you turn down the...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We did the Norway in A Nutshell from Bergen as a part of a Hurtigruten package. The tour included the boat trip to Flam, the Flam railway and a ride back to Bergen by train. The landscape is beautiful and quite unique. Of course for...More

Thank Dick Z
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We did the Norway in A Nutshell from Bergen and was not disappointed. In winter the fjord takes on a different personality, brooding , snowy atmospheric, you can see trolls and dragons in the rocks, a photographers dream . I didn’t want it to end.

Thank Deborah I
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