Traveling to the Fjord Region from the city of Oslo is a distance of 209 miles (336 km), reaching the closest fjord within this zone—Sognefjord. The Fjord Region is sought after for good reason—several famous fjords are in this area, including the Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord, and Sognefjord.
The easiest and quickest way to reach the Fjord Region from Oslo is to fly to a nearby airport and then drive directly to the fjord. Driving from Oslo is also a comfortable option, offering a spectacular road trip where you’ll want to have your camera handy and plan on several pit stops.
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Duration: 2-2.5 hours by air + car
Reaching the Sognefjord is a distance of 209 miles (336 km). Flying is the fastest way to reach your destination with daily flights between Oslo and the city of Sogndal. Flights are around 45-minutes. On a sunny day, you’ll want a window seat for aerial vistas of the Sognefjord. Upon arrival at the airport, you can take a local bus, rent a car, or take a private transfer to reach the town of Sogndal. The drive takes under two hours from the airport to the Sognefjord.
If you want to visit Hardangerfjord quickly, we recommend flying to Bergen on a 55-minute flight. Once in Bergen, you can drive to the region of Hardanger or go by private transfer. The route takes around one to one and a half hours.
Duration: 5.5 -8 hours
Driving to the Sognefjord from Oslo takes approximately five and a half hours. This journey is mostly inland with vistas of lakes and farmland. Near the end of the trip, you’ll reach the Mannheller-Fodnes ferry crossing. Ferries take around thirty minutes and crossings are every hour.
To reach the Hardangerfjord, driving is convenient and allows you to go at your leisure. Covering a distance of 259 miles (417 km), the route takes around six and a half hours without any stops. On this scenic drive, you’ll pass by the Hallingdaselva River, often also known as the Great River. You’ll travel alongside this river off and on during your journey and also go near the Eidfjord. Allow time on your journey for pit stops. If you have time, take a hike in the Eidfjord area before continuing on to the Hardangerfjord.
If you want to reach the Lysefjord from Oslo, the drive takes around eight hours as you travel 290 miles (467 km). An hour into your journey, you’ll pass by the Gjellebekkmyrene Nature Reserve—a special place because of the rich lime soil where unique flora and fauna thrive. You’ll go by many rivers and lakes, including the Drammenselva, one of the largest lakes in Norway.
Keep in mind if you drive that most routes have toll roads. Ask your rental company about the best way to pay for tolls to ensure an easy trip.
Duration: 6 hours
Going by bus is a comfortable way to reach Sogndal, an entry point town to reach the Sognefjord. There are buses that go directly from Oslo to Sogndal and are available year-round. Travel time is approximately six hours. You can buy your tickets online or at the bus station.