See a fjord

Fjord in its basic meaning “where one fares through” has the same origin as the verb fare (travel) and the noun ferry. The narrow canyons with steep sides called fjords were formed by giant glaciers slowly moving across the land and carving these paths. They are quite breathtaking to experience and just one of the many unique types of nature you find in Norway.

To find most of Norway’s fjords you’ll have to head west. The majority of them can be found on the west coast around the areas of Bergen, Flåm, and Stavanger. Although technically even Oslo has its own fjord.

Perhaps arguably the most beautiful fjord in Norway is Geirangerfjord, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Although when it comes to fjords, much like Norwegians themselves, they are all very nice to look at.

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