Sailing Through Norway’s Majestic FjordsBy Tammy D
For millions of years, glacial activity has created Norway’s fjords, one of the most unique coastlines in the world. Sailing through the fjords alongside dolphins and whales is a breathtaking experience that only those who have done it themselves truly understand, but we’ll do our best to translate this one-in-a-lifetime experience for you!
Geirangerfjord is one of the major points of interest for many travelers. It is a Unesco-listed location that many consider to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, thanks to the huge waterfalls crashing down the surrounding mountaintops. Travelers can enjoy these majestic views from a ship or opt for a closer encounter by taking a kayak ride. Storfjorden is known for its rich wildlife, so expect to see whales at your side as well as Eagles flying overhead. Storfjorden is also one of the most admired skiing locations in Norway at the top of its 3,5000ft summit. For fans of architecture, be sure not to skip Sognefjord and its outstanding stave churches found throughout this 127-mile extension inland, with Urnes, built in the 12th century listed as one of Unesco’s most protected heritage sites. While you’re in the area, be sure to visit the city of Flåm in Aurlandsfjord to take an astounding railway ride filled with steep inclines, tunnels, bends and twists as high as 740ft in the air!
Norway’s fjords are an absolute “must” for many travelers thanks to the supreme beauty created by this special glacial activity. The landscapes, wild life and local architecture make this one of the most popular destinations in the world, and the sooner you visit, the better!