Fjords are the result of the gradual retreat of glaciers with the trace of the sea. One of the areas of the world where this natural accident is particularly important is Norway. Its fjords are the perfect place where you can enjoy the greatness of feeling tiny.
It is difficult to find a more stunning, more beautiful, more charming place. The perfect mixture between sea and mountains, with valleys of intense green meadows, bordered by challenging snow-capped mountains .
Assuming that Norway has more than 30 fjords with all their branches and that ALL of them are recommended, we will focus on what is perhaps the best well-known: Lyse Fjord .
Located in the district of Ryfylke in the southwest of Norway and bathed by the icy waters of the North Sea we find Lysefjord, which literally means "clear fjord" because of the colour of its limestone cliffs.
The tour begins in Stavanger, in this picturesque port city we can take a ferry trip that takes about four hours and allows us to travel 42 miles of road outlined by glaciers during the Ice Age. It is an experience full of unforgettable landscapes in which among other things we can contemplate the fall of huge waterfalls and even taste their water.
But once you have seen the fjords at sea level you have to see them from their immense cliffs. It is of course an adventure for the brave, not recommended for those afraid of heights.
One way to get around the top of the fjords is by a road from Lysebotn. A thrilling mountain road with its famous 27 hairpin bends that allows you to reach the top of the plateau, aptly called Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) .
Many thrill seeker travellers come up here, as the views from here are simply AWESOME, in fact you are probably feeling dizzy right now just watching the images on this site .
So if you are a charming old lady who wants to enjoy a peaceful ferry ride while sipping hot chocolate, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Norwegian fjords ... and if you are a fan of heights and want to look death in the face, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Norwegian fjords .