Activities offer visitors to experience the fjords in a dynamic and authentic way!
According to Wikipedia the geological explanation of a fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion. Less formally put, it is a result of ice shaping the landscape over several ice-ages. Eventually, this process has led to the U-shaped landscape, with it's recognizable, huge, and dramatically looking walls.
The better part of the Norwegian coastline consists of fjords, and some, as the famous fjords around Flåm, Geiranger, Nærøy, Hardanger, and Hjørundfjorden represent some of the most spectacular natural scenery on earth. An appreciation also shared by UNESCO, who put some of them on their list of world heritage.
Every year, the Norwegian fjords are visited by numerous people with cruise ships. Such transportation offers the tourists a good, however static view of the fjords. Another, more dynamic way of experiencing the fjords, is through the activities that Norwegians traditionally do, experiencing the fjords through low-scale activities in its natural context.
Photo: Håvard Myklebust
Guided activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking let people experience the Norwegian fjords from endless, and often little-known angles. Staying at local, traditional, and high-quality accommodation brings visitors closer to the local inhabitants, and their culture. Performing these activities in small groups opens for a closer, more personal, and eventually authentic experience of the beautiful Norwegian fjords.