Once in a while I remind myself of how lucky I am to have grown up where I have. I know that people spend a lot of time and money to travel across the world to see these majestic mountains and stunning fjords of Norway, and I’ve had them at my doorstep my entire life. Visiting the Sognefjord is a perfect getaway from your standard holiday, and it doesn’t matter what time of year you go. The seasons all have their charm, but in my opinion, it’s either Summer or Winter that takes the prize.
-> Read my extensive guide to visiting the Sognefjord in the Winter here!
I’ve put together some photos that have been taken throughout the years, and hope they inspire you to come visit us at the fjords!
#1. This stunning photo is actually the view from my porch. No lie.
#2. There are some lovely walks and hikes in the area around Flåm and Aurland, some more strenuous than others. This one, for example, is just a quiet stroll through the woods.
#3. The fjords are stunning even when the weather isn’t perfect. The darker the clouds, the more dramatic the photo.
#4. Here’s an example of one of the more strenuous hikes in the area. It’s not so hard that you won’t be able to do it in a couple of hours, though, and the view is definitely worth it!
#5. Ahh, a Winter photo. Told you it was as stunning as in the Summer, didn’t I? This is the view from Flåm Marina Apartments!
#6. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; kayaking on the fjords of Norway is an adventure everyone should add to their bucket list!
#7. The waterfalls of Norway are not to be missed, whether they are plummeting into the fjords or cascading into a river in the forests.
#8. Will you get angry if I share another view from a private property? One of my best friends enjoy this view from their garden, I promise it’s just as nice from the road below her house!
#9. When my friend sent me this photo from her snow shoe hike this Winter I nearly died. She hiked up to the same mountain top that I have mentioned above (Prest, photo #4), but the view is completely different in the Winter! Equally as stunning, though, don’t you think?
#10. The gardens at the Vangsgaarden Hotel are not to be missed when you are in the area. If you aren’t able to spend a night at this beautiful hotel by the fjords, make sure to buy a coffee in their restaurant and ask them kindly if you can bring it down into the garden. Serenity level 100.
-> Read my post on the hotel here!
#11. The final shot. And also the money shot, in my opinion. Here I am, casually staring towards Flåm in a pose that felt oh-so-natural to me. #TravelBlogger
Can we all agree now that the fjords are incredibly beautiful, and a place you absolutely must visit at some point? I consider myself a bit of an expert (being a native and all that), and would love to answer any questions you might have about the area!
If you’re curious to read and learn more about the beautiful fjords of Norway, go ahead and visit this page!
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