Norway is known around the world for the incredible fjords that call the country home. Originating from glaciers, these water bodies also shape the land around them, with some regions having been left with jagged mountains, and others with green, vast valleys.
What exactly are fjords?
Fjords are a body of water formed from a glacier, draining into the sea or a lake. They are deep, narrow, and elongated, and often found in valleys or down mountainsides and hills, which is why they’re typically surrounded by steep land on various sides.
Fjords can date back to the ice ages, which is why many of them have shaped the landscape significantly. The land around these fjords is incredibly scenic and makes for stunning views and plenty of opportunities to enjoy being in nature.
Underwater, you have barriers that form to build ‘sea thresholds’. The quiet serenity associated with these extensions of the sea is why they’re so interesting for visitors! Outdoor Norway gives you a chance to get close to these magnificent feats of nature with our outdoor tours and activities.
Sign up for a fjord kayaking tour and we will take you through Norway’s most iconic fjords, including the Sognefjord and the Nærøyfjord, the latter being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With the quiet simplicity of a kayak, our guides will take you through some of the most wonderful landscapes leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and mountainside farms, you’ll be transported to a different world, also seen during our gorgeous sea kayak tour of Sognefjord, where you will glide through water over 4000 ft. deep.
If you haven’t experienced the thrill and excitement of going paragliding, you’re truly missing out. Voss is a center for paragliding in Norway, offering you a variety of opportunities to give it a try. There is no need to have any prior experience – we will make sure to assign you only the best guides will be by your side ensuring a safe and fun experience.
While we have talked at length about our tours, Outdoor Norway also provides rental equipment as an affordable alternative for those looking for shorter adventures. Whether you’ve got prior experience or not, it’s always a great way to enjoy a couple of hours out in nature. Are you just passing through or have only have a limited amount of free time? We got you covered with lake kayaks, SUP boards and Mountain bike tour in Norway.