The Sognefjord is one of the longest and deepest fjords of Norway, located at the heart of Fjord Norway in the Sogn og Fjordane county of Norway. The region is the home to world class nature attractions as its majestic landscape has attracted tourists, mountain climbers as well as adventurers from over 150 years. UNESCO has declared the famous Nærøyfjord , an arm of the Sognefjord as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Sognefjord is the home to eminent national parks and distinguished landscape preservation areas, namely the Jotunheimen National Park, Aurlandsdalen Valley the Jostedalsbreen Glacier National Park, and Utladalen Valley.
The Sognefjell Mountain Road that passes through the Jotunheimen National Park is an important national tourist route and it is not only the highest but also notable mountain pass of the Northern Europe.
The Sognefjord region has a number of magnificent waterfalls that falls down from the steep mountain sides. Vettisfossen Waterfall is a splendid waterfall located in Øvre Årdal o and considered as the highest cascade in Norway with height of about 275 meters. Other waterfalls of Sognefjord region are Feigumfossen, Kjosfossen and Kvinnafossen. Other familiar names in the are Flåm, Rallarvegen (the Navvies’ Road), Nigardsbreen Glacier, , Balestrand, Jostedal, Finnafjorden, Turtagrø, and Skjolden.
The Flåm Railway is a notable place of visit during your Europe trip. The train travels from the fjord to the high mountains station known as the Myrdal. This route is a perfect example of the steepest railway lines of the world. Other notable places of visit in Sognefjord area are the Fjærlandsfjord, the Bøyabreen Glacier , Solvorn, Jostedal and much more.