Norwegian Fjords - is there a fjord in your future?
They are visually stunning narrow arms of the sea, snaking their way inland.
It took 3 million years for glaciers to form the furrows and fissures that give western Norway its distinctive look.
Nature has thus provided some of the most exotic and spectacular tourist attractions in the entire world. The Norwegian fjords are considered to be among the greatest natural wonders of the world.
When you ask people about what to you are likely to find in Norway they will most likely say Trolls and Norwegian Fjords.
Cruiseship enthusiasts will say we know the Norwegians as pioneers in Caribbean cruising because several world famous cruise lines like Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and of course Norwegian Cruise Line do have their roots in this long Northern European country with the Norwegian Fjords.
Above: Bergen - gateway to the Norwegian Fjords
Bergen is the gateway to the norwegian fjords - it's the fjords' "capital city". The fjords around Bergen are many and varied.
Bergen, an old Hanseatic city thanks to the sea and fish trade in days of old, is full of life and culture.
In this must-visit city, you will find Bryggen, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site; exceptional old houses; a vibrant fish and flower market; cable cars offering stunning views; great museums; dynamic culture, and more.
Inland from Bergen you will find the Stalheim Hotel in its spectacular mountain setting. From there you will have awesome views of the valley below leading to the little fjord harbor of Gudvangen on a gem among Norwegian Fjords.
Above: Naeroyfjord a favorite among Norwegian Fjords
At Gudvangen you can board a scheduled fjord ferry and set off into the beautiful and narrow Naeroy Fjord – one of the most stunning of Norwegian fjords.
Further into the Sogne Fjord to can be found idyllic Undredal where you may want to stop and visit the smallest Stave Church in northern Europe before reaching Leikanger which is the largest fruit-growing community in this region.
Few places in the world are so richly endowed with spectacular natural beauty as the Norwegian Fjords.
On this page we have enlisted the resources of a poster company to show you the rich variety of scenery and attractions found in the little country on top of Europe - Norway - home of the Norwegian Fjords.
In the north, above the Arctic Circle, lies the romantic Land of the Midnight Sun where, in summer, the sun stays above the horizon for three months and in winter there are weeks of perpetual darkness.
Norwegian Fjords are found up north too, and if you ever travel on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, you will see them from the comfort of your ship.
In Finnmark live the Lapps, a picturesque people whose nomadic existence is dependent in large part on reindeer.
The term Norwegian Fjords does not apply just to scenic wonders, it also applies to a breed of horses that was originally domesticated in this mountainous region. They are rightly considered the horse of the Vikings.
The Norwegian Fjords are one of the most friendly, "people" horses to be found anywhere. It is also one of the oldest breeds of horses, believed to have been domesticated over 4,000 years ago. As the Vikings once traveled westward, now their horses do.
We are confident you will enjoy the viewing of the outstanding scenic photographs as presented below.