11 Photos to Inspire you to Visit the Fjords of Norway

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.

Photos to Inspire you to visit Norway

-> 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!

-> Check out my post on this hike to Prest here!

Hike Prest Norway fjord beautiful view

#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!

Sognefjord in the Winter

#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!

-> Read about my kayaking adventures here and here!


#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!

Vangsgaarden Norway fjord view

#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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  • I HAVE to get to Norway asap! It looks amazing! You have definitely inspired me!


    • I’m so happy to hear that, Sophie! Norway (and the fjord area especially) is such a beautiful country, and I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been to have grown up here! 🙂

  • Wow, wow, wow. I definitely need to put Norway on my list!

    Safe travels xx

    • You do, it’s way more stunning in real life compared to the photos! 🙂

      Thanks, ladies – you too!

  • This is incredible. The waters are so gorgeous. XO, Sarah | http://www.thebellainsider.com/ | http://www.instagram.com/sarah_thebella

    • I know, it looks too good to be true in the photos! It’s so stunning, expecially in the Winter! 🙂

  • Goodness this looks so stunning. I’m actually planning my first solo trip to norway! I’ve never been before or even travelled alone before, but I’d love to visit. 🙂
    Katie | Words By Katie

    • Wow, that’s so exciting, Katie! Norway is an extremely beautiful country, you’ll love it! Make sure to let me know if you have any questions at all – I’d love to help! I have a guide to visiting the fjords in the Winter which may be helpful, and I’m working on a more extensive one – so check back! 🙂

      • Ah thankyou that’s so sweet I will remember to ask you! :).. I’ll have a little look at that too, I’m excited but a little apprehensive! It looks so stunning though! X

        • I completely understand that, it’s difficult to know where to start planning! 🙂 My number one advise is to make sure you pay a visit to the fjords, the most popular place to stay (at the end of the Sognefjord) is called Flåm (Flam).
          Aurland is a village only 5-10 minutes away, which gives you the same nature and fjord, but less tourists and hustle – so my advice is to stay there! 🙂 It’s where I grew up!
          I have loads of tips and advice, so send me an e-mail to lisa@lisaldn.com when you start planning/need any help! 🙂
          I’m excited for you, Katie!

          • Ah my gosh you are so so kind thankyou!! Ok I will keep it in mind! Thankyou. I’m thinking of going the day after my final exam in May as a closing for the uni year :). I had never thought of visiting there before, I was looking more towards oslo? But honestly I’m a little clueless! Definitely a lot more research needed! Thankyou though your so sweet to help me :)!

          • That would be a perfect graduation trip! 🙂 Oslo is a nice city, it’s where I currently live! But I wouldn’t spend more than 1-3 days there, and then I’d head off to the fjords! Norway isn’t exactly famous for its cities, and you won’t find the scenery of Western Norway anywhere else in the world! If you’re flying into Oslo, the Sognefjord area is 4-5 hours away by bus or train, completely doable 🙂

  • It looks so beautiful! Norway is definitely high on my list of places to visit.

    • It’s even prettier in real life, I hope you get to cross it of your list some day soon, Becky! 🙂

  • I’ve never been to Norway but want to visit it so much, and these beautiful photos made me want to go here even more! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day!

    xo, Esther


    • Thank you, Esther! I hope you are able to come see the fjords for yourself soon! You have a great day, too!

  • These photos have certainly inspired me! I’ve been to Oslo but never visited the fjords, though I did a school project on them years ago so I really should

    • That’s great! What did you do in Oslo? 🙂 It’s an awesome city, but a getaway to the fjords can’t compare to anything! I’m sure you know loads about them already then, all there is to do now is come visit! 🙂

  • Kasper Strøm

    Hallo Lisa 😀 Jeg gleder meg til jeg kommer til Aurland 🙂 Hilsen Kasper

    • Hei vennen! Gleder meg veldig eg og 🙂

  • stefanie

    lovely post (:
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

    • Thank you, Stefanie! 🙂

  • Laura

    Your photos are gorgeous. I’m dying to go to Norway. When would you say is the best time to go for a first visit?
    Heroine In Heels

    • Thank you so much, Laura! It truly is such a beautiful country! For a first visit I recommend the Summer! June-August are the warmest months, it’s light outside 25/7 and everything is green and pretty! 😃 beware of a lot of tourists in some areas though, but it’s worth it! Are you currently planning a trip? Let me know if you have any more questions!