Destination » Destinacija | 105 Where seals and eagles reign Thanks to the warmGulf Stream and mild air currents, the Norwegian fjords enjoy a relatively mild climate and remain virtually ice-free. Seals and different fish swim in the fjords, while eagles and other birds soar in the skies above 1. THE LYSEFJORD THE DEEP SOUTH The Lysefjord is the southernmost of the fjords of Western Norway. Here you’ll find several famous destinations, for example the viewing points of Kjerag and Preikestolen. They can be reached on a day trip from the nearby city of Stavanger. Length: 42 kilometres 2. THE HARDANGERFJORD NATIONAL ICON The second longest fjord in Norway stretches from the Atlantic Ocean, just south of Bergen, all the way to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau in the middle of the country. The Hardangerfjord is a national icon, while its most important and longest side arms are the Sørfjord and the Eidfjord. Length: 179 kilometres 3. THE AURLANDSFJORD WANDERING INWONDERLAND The Aurlandsfjord is a narrow, lush branch of Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjord. The village of Flåm is located beside the Aurlandsfjord, and you can head there on the highly esteemed FlåmRailway. Length: 29 kilometres 4. THE HJØRUNDFJORD EMBRACED BY SILENCE The Hjørundfjord has much of the same dramatic physical attributes as the Geirangerfjord, but with far fewer tourists and more pristine nature. Quaint villages are scattered along the length of this fjord. Length: 35 kilometres iStock / zodebala iStock / NicoElNino