Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway and the second longest fjord in the world. Reaching a maximum depth of 4,291 feet below sea level, alongside surrounding cliffs rising to heights of 3,300 feet and more, Sognefjord stretches to a length of about 205 kilometers inland right up to the small village of Skjolden. Featuring an average width of 4.5 kilometers, boat services largely connect the settlements and towns which are situated along the Sognefjord side arms.
There are a number of ways to come to Sognefjord Undoubtedly, the most enjoyable of getting here is to take a ferry ride from one of the nearby towns, preferably a high speed catamaran service which normally operates several times everyday from Bergen. Several towns situated along the fjord are also accessible by regular coach services including long distance services which connect Songdal with Oslo, Lom, Lillehammer and Bergen.