Tall, craggy mountains rising out of the sea, waterfalls galore and picture postcard fishing villages – Norway’s fjord landscapes are extraordinary and bound to leave you speechless. With over 29,000km coastline along less than 2,000km aerial length of the country, Norway boasts almost 1,200 fjords of up to 205km length. It comes as no surprise that some of these have made it onto the UNESCO World Heritage List.
- In the Northman’s land : travel, sport, and folk-lore in the Hardanger fjord and fjeld / Major A. F. Mockler-Ferryman ; London : S. Low, Marston & company, 1896
- Variety of guide books such as Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness, Frommer’s or others.
*Geology – From ice age to present day tourist destination.
- Landscape – Visual examples: Geirangerfjord, Aurlandfjord, Sognefjord, Lysefjord and others.
- Tourism – Cruising, kayaking, fishing, hiking
- Travel tips
PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Name some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring Norwegian fjords.
- Describe the creation and features of fjord landscapes.
- Appreciate the variety of scenic experiences on offer in Norway.