The Hjørundfjord of Norway

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It's a mystery to me why the Hjørundfjord remains relatively unknown by international visitors.

The lesser-known Hjørundfjord is entirely encircled by the Sunnmøre Alps mountain range, clearly visible from Ålesund.

Shore of the Hjørundfjord in Norway

Its forested sides and mountainous backdrop create a distinct, wilder, yet just as beautiful experience as its more famous sister to the east.


Easy to visit as a day-trip by car or boat from Ålesund or in combination with a longer road trip itinerary that includes the Geirangerfjord, this fjord is a worthy addition to any journey around Norway.