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Norwegian Fjords/Northern Isles Port Planner

Norway’s fjords are so remarkably stunning that several have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List itself for their “outstanding universal value.” It’s a fitting recognition for a country that gave the world the word fjords and has some of the most dramatic examples of them, with…

Norway’s fjords are so remarkably stunning that several have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List itself for their “outstanding universal value.” It’s a fitting recognition for a country that gave the world the word fjords and has some of the most dramatic examples of them, with cliffs rising to peaks more than 500m above sea level. With their shores covered by dense forests and marked by waterfalls plunging into the sea, these famous sites are truly breathtaking.The fjords are home not just to natural beauty, but manmade wonders as well. This was the land of Vikings with their long ships, and the region’s villages and towns live alongside the traces of Viking settlements. Their wooden stave churches, both monumental and elegant, also speak to that legacy. Cafés selling cinnamon buns and dairy farms offering tastes of their fresh cheeses provide perfect respites after a ride, hike or even just a stroll along a fjord.Norway’s fjords may be the most famous sights in this part of northern Europe, but they are just one of many reasons to travel here. The islands of the North Sea, including the Shetlands and the Faroe Islands, as well as amazing Iceland to the north have many geological wonders and the chance to spot animals from puffins to migrating whales. Plus travelers can experience the midnight sun in the summer and the northern lights in other seasons. While the landscape will dazzle you, you are also guaranteed a warm welcome from the residents of these cool islands. 
 

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