Western Norway is the region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. It consists of the counties Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, and Møre og Romsdal. The largest city is Bergen, second largest is Stavanger.
The region is best known for its fjords, which include Sognefjord, the world’s longest fjord, Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord. Guided glacier walks, mountain tours, farm visits and hiking are popular activities in the area.
Things to See & Do
* Sognefjord – world’s longest fjord
* Village and farm visits
* Waterfalls & glaciers
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Norwegian krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 58,582 km²
Population – 1,200,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 47
Port Location – The largest port in western Norway is located at Bergen.
Transport Links – Bergen has an international airport, Bergen Airport, Flesland, with direct flights to several European cities. The Bergensbanen railway line runs east to Voss, Geilo, Hønefoss and Oslo.
The Norwegian coastal steamer service Hurtigruten originates in Bergen, running north to Trondheim, Bodø, Tromsø and Kirkenes. Passenger catamarans run from Bergen south to Haugesund and Stavanger, and north to Sognefjorden and Nordfjord. Car ferries connect to Hanstholm, and Hirtshals in Denmark, Lerwick, Scrabster, Tórshavn on the Faroe Islands, and Seyðisfjörður in Iceland