“West Norwegian Fjords” is no. 1195 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video is from the Nærøyfjord. It was filmed and photographed in 2012, 14 years after my first visit and video. The video starts on the car ferry in Kaupanger and follows the journey south across the Sognefjord, into the Aurlandsfjord and finally the 17 km long Nærøyfjord.
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 Andalsnes, 500 km to the north-east. The two fjords, among the world’s longest and deepest, are considered as archetypical 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: “8 star” by Håkan Olsson. Provided by Soundcloud on a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://soundcloud.com/hakanolsson/8-star