Have you ever heard the word ‘Fjord’ or ‘Fiord’? That is something from the land of Vikings.
Sure, this word is used for example in Norway, but geologically, it is an inlet created by glaciers in ancient prehistoric times of ice ages.
If the inlet is wider than it is long, then it is called a bay.
The sides of fjords are steep or with cliffs.
Though the word fjord belongs to the Norwegian language, nowadays it became an international term and is especially popular in English speaking countries.
The most famous and well-known fjords are in Northern and Western Norway.
And each fjord is unique and differs from others.
Even UNESCO included such fjords as Geirangerfjord, Hjørundfjord and Nordfjord in the World Heritage List altogether with alpine mountain villages with fruit gardens and waterfalls.
What a view!
Visitors from the distance parts of the world admire this beautiful scenery of blue waters and mountains just like in fairytales.
By the way, there is a village with its own unforgettable cuisine that is worth trying.
That is why Geirangerfjord is the most visited place by nature-lovers.
Gorgeous scenery is no wonder a must-see place.
However, the best way to enjoy this marvelous place is without a doubt, a sightseeing cruise.
During the cruise, you will have the chance to see the series of astonishing waterfalls – The Seven Sisters.
Take note that you can visit Norway all year round, of course, it depends on an activity you are fond of.
You can choose skiing in winter, hiking, canoeing or rafting, and for the special connoisseurs, there is an outstanding fishing tour.
Pay attention to make reservations or book in advance as in July, for example, many domestic tourists are eager to visit fjords.
Nevertheless, you can set dates between May and August.
Late spring or early summer is the best time if you want to see the waterfalls.
As the snow melts the flow of water becomes very powerful and strong.
If you travel with a family or kids, you could try road trips.
Many tourists rent cars till early autumn so you will have time to visit each fjord, taste local culinary specialties, and spend a great time in the open fresh air.
The Geirangerfjord is on the West coast in Stranda Municipality. The length is about 15 kilometers. Recommended season for tourists is June-August.
The Hjørundfjord is on the West coast, in Ørsta Municipality. The length is about 35 kilometers. The recommended season for tourists is September-October.
Also, you should know that the weather is unpredictable, so all your plans may be ruined.
The period of time with the least amount of precipitation is April-June.
Even in early summer, there is snow on the green fields.
There are many fjords around the world, but the most beautiful and astonishing are in Norway for sure.
It is high time to plan your trip.
Book your tour or rent a car beforehand.
Open the beauty of Northern nature in Norway.