Sognefjord tourist information.
The Sognefjord Region includes the municipalities Aurland, Lærdal, Årdal, Sogndal, Luster, Leikanger, Balestrand, Vik and Høyanger. The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord extends more than 200 kilometers inland to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen.
The major attraction of the Sognefjord area is of course the power of its nature and all that is connected to it. Sognefjord offers a broad range of natural phenomena, with the widest and narrowest of fjords, lush valleys, towering mountain ranges and blue glaciers. You will also find anything from isolated mountain farms to quaint, picturesque fruit-growing villages and modern towns. Five of the oldest stave churches in Norway are found in the area, and the oldest of them all (Urnes) is on UNESCO’s list of the most protected heritage sites in the world.
Top things to do and see in the Sognefjord region:
- Fjord cruises/fjord safaris
- The Flåm Railway
- Aurland Mountain Road and Stegastein View Point
- Jotunheimen National Park
- Urnes Stave Church