Nærøyfjord, Sognefjord, western Norway
Photograph by Greg Annandale
One of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic fjords and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the name Nærøyfjord originates from the Norse god ‘Njord’, the god of seafarers and the sea. It is 18km long and forms part of the 205km long Sognefjord (King of Fjords) about 90km north of Bergen, Norway. It’s a popular destination for kayakers, what with its still waters and hugely impressive steep cliffs and wooded valleys.