Tourism: A journey to Fjords in Norway

Standing in the midst of high rising massive rocky terrains, the unique fjords, like the constricted long tributary of sea are worth seeing in Norway. The sight of this untouched and lively virgin beauty, pure and peaceful world is immensely bedazzling. Western Norway is famous for its beauteous fjords beauty. Let us wade through this picturesque surrounding through this piece of writing. People throng the spot descending from across the globe.

Let us first know what fjords are like. These are like narrow, longish coves with cliffs or its sides very steep. This forms up by the erosion of glacier. This is also called fiords. This is found in abundance in Norway, Greenland and Iceland. In fact, these water lanes have been built up after breaking of the glaciers in U-shape. The scenery of water currents there is unimaginable and incomparable in beauty that is beyond descriptions through words. As for that, the encompassing of beauty and technology is noticeable everywhere in Norway with a separate kind of an attraction of their own worth watching. Norway in fact is extraordinarily blessed enormous bounties of nature in plenty. Fjords are one of the supreme presents to the country replete with nature's wealth and surroundings. Touring along fjords, the eye catching greenery filled scenery of tributaries and some excellently picturesque beauty spots falling in its ways, activities like cycling and other joys like 3G experience could be cozily derived to the fullest of the heart's content. As for that matter, you shall feel equal delights in the trip to Majuli- Asia's biggest river island.

Sognefjord in Norway

Talking of fjords, Sognefjord (or Sognefjorden) is the biggest fjord in Norway ranking the third top in the world. Situated in Sogn og Fjordane county, under which fall Årdalsfjord and Nærøyfjord (a world heritage site) and Lustrafjord where tourists have thronging from centuries attracted by their spell binding grandeur. Summer tourism is the major chunk of its economy. The settlements are connected by boats. The main owns on the fjord are Gaupne, Balestrand, GudvangenHøyanger, Vik, Sogndal, Lærdal, Årdal, , and Flåm. Gudvangen that located by the Nærøyfjord is a branch of the Sognefjord which is particularly famous through out the world for its untouched nature and spectacular scenery.

In fjords tour in Norway, the nation's most famous tourist rail route is Oslo-Bergen packed to the full with natural scenery that would keep your eyes fixated. We need to change train from Oslo-Bergen after reaching Myrdal Norway railroad station to reach to the historic Flam railway station, which gives off the access to reach to the largest and biggest fjord of Norwat, the Sognefjorden leading to the outfall of orlandsfjords.

The rising fjords are for centuries standing at about 32oo feet from the sea level. The massive fjords covering ice all over it is still the same as it were during 10,000 years ago. What is more, its freshness and beauty is well in tact as it were during centuries past.

The most pleasant journeying to Myrdal Station

Beginning the trip from Oslo central station for Myrdal Station via hophaus, Geilo, Geilo station, Finse, Myrdal comes first before Bergen. While traversing through this specific route, the rolling and twirling mountainous ranges, Tyrifjorden named vast lake and the tundra region would win over your heart. You shall also be won over by the terrific scenics of Hardangervidda that will stay with your for your entire lifetime. Further aheadward of Myrdal is located the exquisite Kjosfossen Waterfall, where, going by the historic tourist train, all painted in chocolate color would be an experience of a lifetime. We can proceed further ahead seeing the wondrous brekefosen waterfall and other falls to disembark on flamsdalen valley in norway where the historic rail station of Flam is situated. To derive the delights of hiking in flamsdalen valley in norway, the tourists make stop over here for a few days. There is the famous Church there dating back to the seventeenth century and world-famed Flamselva River with a grand harbor worth seeing. Fjords lovers descend here near the main entrance of the amazing world of fjords. The tourist places are accessed by boats.

Planning your trip well in advance

  • In fjords of Norway, you come face to face with plethora of beautiful sceneries. You will have to stop first at Myrdal station on Oslo-Bergen rail route. From here, you will have to reach to Flam station through the Flam rail link. This is from here that you will need to hire boat of ferry or cruise for sight seeing and series fjords located around this place
  • During the course of your journey to Fjords in Norway, you can stay in excellent hotels and rest houses situated in Oslo and Flam apart from goudvanjen in norway

How to reach

  • There are several flights available from Delhi and Mumbai airports to reach the airport located in the capital of Oslo of Norway
  • To see the unique fjords of Norway, you should get the fjord pass, Bergen card, and Oslo card that would make your sight sighting more convenient and at an economic cost. There are attractive rebates given via the passes
  • You can get booking for fjords tour through European rail agency from which, you can get u-rail pass and Scandinavian u-rail pass. This would make your travels more safe-secured, comfortable and simpler

World tourism day-2013

In the entire world, world tourism day is celebrated on 27 September every year round in context with social, cultural, political and economic aspects. This is celebrated under the auspices of 'United Nation's World Tourism Organization-UNWTO in any specific country in a grand manner in accordance with a newer theme. The theme of world tourism day this year in 2013 is 'Tourism and Water- for keeping our future safe'. Water is precious and its usefulness in tourism is such that watercentric tourism spots having all sorts of water sports are popular and significant including India.


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