The Top 10 Most Beautiful Fjords of the World

Most Beautiful Fjords of the World

The steep sides and long, narrow shapes make the fjords of Norway a symbol for this country. The National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed these famous waterways as number one when it comes to unspoiled travel spots around the world according to their survey with 115 different destinations available on that list! Other countries also had some great coastlines like New Zealand who scored highly too; they landed 8th place below Antarctica but ahead of Italy (which ranked last).

Top 10: Howe Sound

Howe Sound

The beautiful Howe Sound is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It’s home to some stunning views, serene coves, and crystal clear lakes that are great for swimming or fishing!

The Howe Sound is North America’s southernmost fjord, situated immediately northwest of Vancouver. Surrounded by towering peaks that rise straight out into the sea and encompassed within three large islands all on their own right for you to explore!

Top 9: Kenai Fjords

Kenai Fjords

The Kenai Fjords are a spectacular natural wonder. Rising from sea level to 5,000+ ft in just 60 miles of rugged coastline it’s no surprise that this region has long been prized by Alaskans and tourists alike for its beauty!

The views in Kenai Fjords are some of the most scenics I have ever seen. The mountains that surround this 655,000-acre park with its dramatic scenery and deep fjord provide an ideal habitat for seabirds as well as marine mammals such as sea otters, harbor seals, or even just large whales!

Top 8: Lysefjord


Lysefjord is a Norwegian fjord that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Lysefjord, located just off the coast of Norway in Orient Lines county alongside Geiranger and Saudafen islands with its snowcapped mountains rising up on either side like huge sentries standing guard over it – this might be one place where you’ll want to pack your skis!

The Lysefjord is a beautiful, if not terrifying place. The fjord itself has breathtaking views that you can only imagine from afar but there are two points along its length which offer even more spectacular scenery: Preikestolen and Kjerag respectively. At the end of this long waterway lies an island called Sognekappe with drops so high they’ll take your breath away!

Top 7: Aisen Fjords

Aisen Fjords

The Aisen Fjords are a group of fjord-like waters that extend for over 100 miles along the coast of Northern Norway. The area is extremely mountainous and isolated, making it one region travelers should not miss out on if they find themselves in Scandinavia!

The landscape of the Aisén Region in southern Chile is marked by several glaciations that created lakes, channels and beautiful fjords. The Laguna San Rafael National Park – reachable only by boat or plane-is one of its most popular tourist destinations because it houses some of Patagonia’s highest mountains along with other natural attractions such as icebergs!

Top 6: Misty Fjords

Misty Fjords

The misty fjords in Norway are a captivating place to visit. The water towers that rise up from the coast line, giving you an abandoned feeling with their steep cliffs that reach into blue skies above; it’s easy for visitors like myself who travel there often on vacation or business trips, to get lost among these rocks.

The Misty Fjords is a wild and remote national monument on the southern tip of Alaska. Large cruise ships can’t navigate through these narrow, steep-walled fjord but offer excellent sea kayaking opportunities with plenty of storms to keep things interesting!

Top 5: Ilulissat Icefjord

Ilulissat Icefjord

Ilulissat Icefjord is a town of fishermen and their families that sits on the edge of an ice-filled fjord. It’s home to many different shops where you can buy everything from fresh fish burritos, sealskin hats with fake polar bear fur trimming it all around (don’t worry–they’re fake!), or even new boots if your old pair has seen better days at some point during this past winter season!

Imagine sitting on the edge of an ice-blue fjord, watching as icebergs sail by like ships in the harbor. The Ilulissat Icefjord can be found 250 km north of the Arctic Circle and 40km long at its widest point with stunning scenery that creates picturesque views for visitors to enjoy year-round!

Top 4: Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound

You’ll never forget your first time in a place like this. The sound of the waves crashing against rocks and Shelduck calling as they fly overhead are just some things you might notice while exploring Doubtful Sound, which is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful natural gems located on South Island – mainly due to its wilderness scenery!

Top 3: Naeroyfjord


The Naeroyfjord is an indescribable wonder. With its blue waters and white-capped mountains, it’s hard not to be captivated by this scene of perfection that takes one back in time when Norway was still a wild frontier society with stories straight out legend at every turn!

The Nærøyfjord is considered to be the wildest and most beautiful branch of Norway’s largest fjord, Sognefjord. The 17 km long passage through this narrow strip has been one of Europe’s most dramatic trips since it was first traveled by humans during Viking times!

Top 2: Milford Sound

 Milford Sound

Milford Sound is a unique natural wonder in the country of New Zealand. The Milfsound was formed when two large earthquakes split open this part of the land and allowed water to flow through it, creating what we know today as one amazing place!

As the most northern and accessible end of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound offers some of New Zealand’s world-class coastlines with its dramatic peaks. The frequent downpours only enhance this beauty as it sends waterfalls cascading down along cliffs that can be seen from far away in all directions!

Top 1: Geirangerfjord


The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s most famous travel destinations. It has shocking views, crystal clear water with underwater ecosystems that are rare to find elsewhere in the world like this!

The views from Geiranger are absolutely breathtaking. The crown jewel of all Norway’s famous fjords, it has snow-capped mountain peaks and deep blue waters that add to its beauty in a way few other places can compare with–especially when you’re there during wintertime. You’ll find yourself surrounded by lush greenery as well; fresh green plants often stand out against vividly colorful flowers or vibrant fungi growing amidst natural mosses on stone ledges high above the waterline!