Discover this remarkably narrow fjord in Norway

The Naerøyfjord is a relatively small fjord compared to the other Norwegian fjords. This fjord is only 17 kilometers long. But this side branch of the immense Sognefjord is perhaps the most beautiful fjord in the world.

This incredibly beautiful fjord in Norway is narrow, wild and surrounded by high mountains. Ideal for a kayak trip, so that you can absorb the greatness well. Cruise around and look around you.

UNESCO decided in 2005 to put this small fjord (in combination with the Geirangerfjord) on the World Heritage List for its dramatic setting. And rightly so, as you will soon see when you arrive at the fjord. As a human being you quickly feel belittled.

Exploring the Naerøyfjord yourself

Some of the mountains in the fjord are 1,700 meters high, while the fjord is still narrow. Because of the wild vegetation, the Nærøyfjord is often seen as the wildest of all. Both from a boat and from the various hiking trails. The name Nærøyfjord comes from the Norse god Njord, in Norse mythology he was the god of seamanship and sailing skills.

Kayaking in the Naerøyfjord

Kayaking in the Nærøyfjord.

If you want to feel small and tiny, kayaking is the best option. You can rent a kayak at various places. With or without a guide. The choice is yours. A guide is handy, he knows the best spots as well as the past of this place. So you will hear all kinds of stories, while you paddle nicely.

Be aware!

Keep in mind the (large) ships that regularly pass. It is best to go early in the morning or in the afternoon or evening. Then it is nice and quiet….

The weather can change quickly in this fjord. Keep an eye on the clouds in the distance, but especially the wind. If that increases, kayaking back can become more difficult.

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