UNESCO considers these attractions to be so important that they belong to all humanity, and stating that they must be preserved for future generations.
You will not find fjords more beautiful anywhere else in the world, nor more of them. From the north to the south, Fjord Norway presents an amazing array of fjords surrounded by varied terrain. In summer 2005, the Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord were nominated to UNESCO’s celebrated World Heritage List – but they have drawn tourists here since the early 19th century.
The Nærøyfjord is the most spectacular arm of the Sognefjord and the narrowest fjord in the world, at one point only 250 metres wide, with mountains towering more than a thousand metres above its tranquil waters.
The Geirangerfjord, further north, is known for its pristine beauty and magnificent waterfalls. Peering down onto the fjords from fertile mountain ledges there are farms, some of them still in use. Fittingly, UNESCO finds not just these two famous fjords, but also the large, virtually unspoiled areas that surround them, worthy of preservation.