Sognefjorden, Nærøyfjorden, & Flåm

Nearly every tourist to Norway follows the journey through Sognefjorden, Nærøyfjorden, & Flåm - otherwise known as the Norway in a Nutshell tour.  It's a good way to get a taste of the fjords if you aren't interested in hiking or if you're short on time, since the tour is done by train and ferry.

There are different ways you can approach the tour.  I took the ferry from Bergen so I could travel over Sognefjorden, the longest and deepest fjord in the world (the ferry ride took over 4 hours!).  When we came to the head of Nærøyfjorden, the ferry stopped and docked with a connecting ferry (right in the middle of the fjord!) so that we could transfer.

Then we continued into the spectacular Nærøyfjorden - and this was my favourite part of the tour.  I call it the 'Fjord Safari' because the ferry slowly creeps through the mist of the fjord, cautiously revealing the next impossible mountain amidst gasps of exclamation from awestruck passengers.  The mountains simply appeared out of nowhere, morphed into new forms while they were visible, and then disappeared back into the mist.  It was wild.