Cruising Nordfjord, Norway


Nordfjord tourist information.

Nordfjord, NorwayThe Nordfjord is one of the famous fjords on the west coast of Norway, and offer great adventures year round. Nordfjord, located in western Norway, in the northern part of the county of Sogn og Fjordane, not far from the Geirangerfjord and the Sognefjord. You’ll find peaceful valleys and well-kept farms, as well as gleaming glaciers, foaming waterfalls, and towering, snow-capped mountains. The mountains plunge from altitudes of a few thousand metres, straight down into the seawater.

The glaciers, fjords, sea and mountains in Nordfjord are some of the most beautiful Norwegian nature has to offer. At the eastern end of Nordfjord, glaciers glitter as they sneak between narrow valleys, and it is here you will find Europe’s deepest lake, Hornindalsvatnet. In mid-Nordfjord the fjord is much wider though one of its arms, the Hyenfjord, is rather dramatic.

The Nordfjord region encompasses the rough coastline of the Stadlandet peninsula to the Jostedalsbreen glacier, Europe’s largest mainland glacier. The glacier Briksdalsbreen is particularly scenic. The Stryn area provides year-round alpine skiing, and there are numerous old fishing communities along the fjord going back to pre-Viking times.

Nordfjord was also a strong power base for the Vikings in western Norway during the Viking Age. At the various museums and visitor centres you can learn more about the history of the area.

Top things to do and see in the Nordfjord region:

  • Fjord RIB rafting
  • The Jostedalsbreen Glacier
  • The Briksdalsbreen Glacier
  • Summer skiing at Stryn Summer Ski Centre
  • The West Cape
  • The Lodalen Valley and Kjenndalsbreen