The narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord is surrounded by steep mountains with snow covered tops that stretch up to 1800 meters above sea level. Water falls cascade down the mountains and picturesque villages dot the landscape.
This area is featured on the UNESCO world heritage list and is considered one of the world’s most beautiful fjord landscapes.
This summer they have launched the most innovative ship designs ever seen on the Norwegian fjords. The ferry will couple its striking appearance with cutting edge maritime hybrid solution. The vessel’s concept has been named Vision of The Fjords.
The ferry will carry tourists between Flåm and Gudvangen along the Nærøyfjord, a distance of around 32 km. Once it has arrived in the most scenic part of the fjord it will switch to battery power, allowing sightseers to enjoy the nature to the fullest. The fjord is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List because it remains largely unspoilt by human development and the ferry is designed with the surroundings in mind.
The ferry design is inspired by a trail finding its way up a steep mountainside. It measures 40 meters in length and 15 meters in width. Outside the ferry, passengers will be able to climb all over the boat while the inside will feature panoramic views.
The new maritime hybrid vessel will cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen, or the opposite direction, in 1 hour and 30 minutes.