With its stunning vistas and rich cultural heritage, Nærøyfjord offers school groups a little something different from the thrill of the slopes when visiting the region on a school ski trip. For groups, taking a mid-week break or visiting the fjords at the end of their time away can provide invaluable opportunities for relaxation, education, and exploration.

In this blog, we’ll explore the fjords most local to the Myrkdalen ski resort, Nærøyfjord, uncovering its appeal and explaining how you can best fit it into your next school ski trip to Norway. Read on to discover this beautiful region and feel inspired!

What will students experience at Nærøyfjord?

One of the main highlights of a visit to Nærøyfjord is the opportunity to step back in time and immerse yourselves in Viking history at the Viking Valley, Njardarheimr. Here, visitors can witness authentic Viking re-enactments, explore reconstructed buildings, and even participate in hands-on activities like axe-throwing or pottery-making.

Beyond the excitement of these activities, Viking village Njardarheimr provides a unique educational experience, offering insights into Norse culture, craftsmanship, how they travelled with boats, and what daily life was like over a thousand years ago. Your group will also learn how the Viking era has a lasting impact on society today.



What other activities are available in Nærøyfjord?

For those seeking a more serene experience, a fjord cruise along Nærøyfjord's tranquil waters is a must. Nærøyfjord, a branch of the larger Sognefjord, is one of the longest fjords in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s renowned for its exceptional natural beauty and cultural significance. Drifting past snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls, passengers can marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of the fjord while learning about its geological formation and ecological significance. The fjord cruise offers a peaceful interlude, allowing visitors to unwind and connect with the awe-inspiring landscape that surrounds them.

How do I integrate a visit to Nærøyfjord into my school ski itinerary?

It is ideal, particularly for beginner groups, to have a rest day mid-way through the stay & enjoy at day at the fjords.  Groups wanting to stay a little longer can travel to Nærøyfjord at the end of their trip and stay in in Flam is a little under an hour’s drive from Myrkdalen.  This is a particularly good option for groups whose trips clash with the Norwegian school holidays, as the slopes and hotel are busiest at weekends, so groups then get to take advantage of the quieter mid-week slopes and enjoying the unique Norwegian fjords over weekend when the slopes are busier. 

Ready to explore the Nordic fjords?

A mid-week Nærøyfjord visit offers skiers not only a chance to recharge, but also a valuable opportunity to broaden their horizons beyond the slopes. Whether delving into Viking history, cruising through majestic fjords, or exploring the natural wonders of the landscape, visitors are sure to come away enriched, inspired, and eager to return for more.

To find out more about our school ski trips to Myrkdalen and Nærøyfjord, or to enquire about school ski trip, please call us on 01273 648248. You can also fill out our webform, and our school trip experts will get back to you as soon as we can.