Welcome to Fjærland
If you're still looking for that perfect fjord-side village, then here's another strong contender. Beautifully sited at the end of Fjærlandsfjorden, it's a sleepy one-street town lined with clapboard buildings and surrounded on all sides by huge cliffs. Most people come to experience its pair of particularly accessible glacial tongues, Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen, but Fjærland is also known as the Book Town of Norway (www.bokbyen.no) – 10 shops in town sell secondhand books, mostly in Norwegian, but some in English and other languages too.
The village virtually hibernates from October onwards, then leaps to life in early May, when the ferry runs again.