VIDEO – Norway – Nærøyfjorden

Last modified 13.12.2022 | Published 20.07.1998Norway, Norway Videos, Videos

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“West Norwegian Fjords” is no. 1195 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video from 1998 is from the picturesque Nærøyfjorden. It starts with the end of the fjord at Gudvangen and contains video shots from the ferry going out.

This is how UNESCO describes it

Situated in south-western Norway, north-east of Bergen, Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, set 120 km from one another, are part of the west Norwegian fjord landscape, which stretches from Stavanger in the south to Åndalsnes, 500 km to the north-east. The two fjords, among the world’s longest and deepest, are archetypal fjord landscapes and among the most scenically outstanding anywhere.

Their exceptional natural beauty is derived from their narrow and steep-sided crystalline rock walls that rise up to 1,400 m from the Norwegian Sea and extend 500 m below sea level. The sheer walls of the fjords have numerous waterfalls while free-flowing rivers cross their deciduous and coniferous forests to glacial lakes, glaciers and rugged mountains. The landscape features a range of supporting natural phenomena, both terrestrial and marine, such as submarine moraines and marine mammals.”


Audio: “Vestland, Vestland” performed by Sissel Kyrkjebø, one of Norway’s most popular artists.

Read about the Norwegian fjords here. I revisited this fjord in 2012, resulting in another video and entry. Here is my video from Nærøyfjorden.