A few trips are worth every penny u pay, one such trip is the visit to the Sognefjord of Norway. The Sognefjord is the largest fjord of Norway and third largest of the world. The other two fjords include Sund and Greely Fiord. The Sund and Greely Fiord are ice covered mostly, leaving the tourist with one option of Sognefjord or Sognefjorden (ice-free fjord). Fjords signify an exceptional landscape, found in only a few places in the world. It can be defined as an elongated narrow inlet of sea, surrounded by soaring and sheer mountain sides. The history of Sognefjord formation dates back to 20,000 years from now. The naturally formed Sognefjord stretched for 250 km into the inland finally leads into the small village named Skjolden.
The Sognefjord derives its name from the traditional district of Sogn covering the southern part of the county. The beauty of the place is mind blowing. The scenic view of deep waters running down a mile and peaks of mountains rising a mile and a half up cast a sheer magic on the visitors. The naturally formed valley is filled with the sea water and at one point the depth reaches to 1,308 m (4,291 ft) below the sea.
Many villages including Leirvik, Ytre Oppedal, Vadheim, Høyanger, Vikøyri, Balestrand, Hermansverk, Sogndalsfjøra, Gudvangen, Flåm, Aurlandsvangen, Lærdalsøyri, Årdalstangen, Gaupne, and Solvorn are located in connection to the fjord. The tourists can plan their trip by utilizing these connecting points. The visitors can see the sights, walk around and observe the captivating dramatic scenery by boating or hiking. Boats highly connect the villages and there branches with Sognefjord.
The sites along the narrowest point (300 meters or 980 ft) of Sognefjord includes Gudvangen, chiefly eminent for its intact and pure nature and vivid scenery. The tourist can see the three of Norway’s famous stave churches at inner end of the Sognefjord. The names of the church are Kaupanger and Urnes (beside the shoreline) and Borgund (19 miles into the Lærdal valley).
The Google rating for the famous Sognefjord is 5 starts. The Sognefjord has turned out to be a busy destination for travellers. The summer’s season is when this zone is all crowded with tourists. Most of the tourists review the place to be breath taking and relished surprise. The others highly recommend the boat ride as the view of changing sceneries is highly refreshing. On the hiking track towards the narrow point one can see several waterfalls as well. The presence of sea gulls and dolphins are another point of interest. The ferry ride can also make the trip interesting.
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