“Fjords of Norway, the best destination in the world”
In conjunction with National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, National Geographic Traveler has devoted its sixth annual “Places Rated” Destination Stewardship survey to the world’s most celebrated and iconic travel destinations and how well they have weathered the pressures of mass tourism and other threats.
Like the first Destination Rated survey in 2004, Norway’s fjords region has again taken top honors, with a score of 85 points. Judges noted the gorgeous scenery and well-preserved rural life that are vigorously protected.
Discover Sognefjord will be so glad to be part of your journey to the best place in the world!
A scenic and majestic fjord with Glacier-capped mountain peaks. The water has a bright green colour because of the melt water from the glaciers that flows into the fjord. A fantastic boat trip from the unique architecture village Balestrand through the beautiful fjord arm towards the Jostedalsbreen Glacier.
The narrowest and dramatic Nærøyfjord is the most famous fjord arm of the Sognefjord, now included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Enjoy the impressive views, the small hamlets, and farms along the shore. The boat trip from Gudvangen- Kaupanger- Lærdal takes you through one of the most spectacular fjord scenery in Norway.