Beautiful landscape

The Geirangerfjord area and the Nærøyfjord area are two fjord areas that are said to be among the most beautiful natural areas in Europe.
In the last 150 years, researchers, artists and tourists have visited the fjords to experience a unique, dramatic landscape full of contrasts. This magnificent fjord landscape has made a strong impression on very many and has inspired poets and other artists. The natural landscape also means a lot to the people who have settled in the area. The local people feel a sense of belonging, ownership and pride in the landscape. The natural and cultural landscapes reinforce each other and enhance the experience even more for visitors and residents alike. The unique natural beauty was also important in the decision to award world heritage area status.