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Seasons in the Fjords

The changing seasons in the fjords make every time of the year a different experience. True, it’s a classic summer destination, but there’s also Norway’s spring-in-summer, an excitement not to be missed. It’s that time in early summer when you can feel the change in the air and the people, when nature and Norwegians alike are ecstatic about sun and warm weather, and everything returns to life after a long winter. The landscape opens up: Waterfalls thunder with snowmelt; the land turns green; fruit blossoms paint the orchards. Or come in fall and experience an explosion of autumn colors and enjoy the sweetness of fresh apples, pears, plums, cherries, and strawberries at local farms.

The most famous attractions in Fjord Norway, like Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord, are best savored in spring and autumn, when the crowds are gone and you can take in the spectacular sights in tranquility.

On the other hand, it’s been said that you haven’t seen the fjords until you’ve seen them in winter. The crispness of the air, the contrasting colors, the drama of changing weather and daylight heighten the senses and make the fjords even more spectacular. The landscape feels more original, more perfectly itself; it hearkens to the deep past of the Vikings and the time of Norse legends.

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