Fjords can make for beautiful, breathtaking travel destinations, and I think that your family would really enjoy visiting one even if you didn’t come with them. In fact, here are seven fjords I would love to take your family to see without you.
1. Howe Sound (British Columbia)
With its crystal-clear water and sloping green mountains, this North American fjord is an obvious place for me to take your family while you stay at home and do something else by yourself. Your parents will no doubt have a great time hunting, fishing, and sailing in Howe Sounds’ picture-perfect weather amongst Vancouver natives, and we will tell you all about it in a postcard or a short email since there is absolutely no chance you are coming with us.
2. Comau (Chile)
The incredible beaches, tide pools, and hot springs sprinkled along the coastline of this Chilean fjord make it seem almost too good to be true—but it’s 100 percent real, and all you have to do is kiss your family goodbye so they can get on a plane with me right now and go see it for themselves. There’s really no better way to experience this breathtaking piece of nature than to hear about it secondhand from your family when I drop them off at your house after our once-in-a-lifetime trip together.
3. Misty Fjords (Alaska)
The great thing about Southern Alaska’s picturesque Misty Fjords is that I can look at them with your family from afar in one of many cruises that pass through the area, or I can arrange for a bunch of kayaks so that your family and I can go see them close up. Either way, it’s sure to be an unforgettable adventure that you will not be a part of in any way.
4. Geirangerfjorden (Norway)
With lush plant life, excellent hiking trails, and the quaint tourist village of Geiranger located nearby, this famous Norwegian destination would be a blast for me to experience with your family—and we wouldn’t have enough time to miss you for even one second. The best thing you can do is prepare for how sad your family will be when they get home because they will be so upset that their fun times driving the picturesque Trollstigen road with me have unfortunately come to an end.
5. Milford Sound (New Zealand)
The Milford Sound is one of the world’s most famous fjords and one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of New Zealand, so please tell me what day you are busy and that is when I will take your family to see it. It would be very nice to spend hours staring at one of Milford Sound’s two natural waterfalls with your uncle or cousin while we try to imagine what kinds of boring things like shopping or driving you are currently doing back at home.
6. Nærøyfjord (Norway)
Between the two of us, I think it’s clear that I am the one who should take your family to Norway to see the dramatic passage through Nærøyfjord. Please do not ruin our special trip by telling your family members that the narrowest part of the fjord is only 250 metres wide because I would really like that to be a big surprise for them when we get there.
7. Doubtful Sound (New Zealand)
So. Gorgeous. You will absolutely be sitting this one out while I give your family a tour of all the diverse wildlife on display at this serene New Zealand fjord. There is something incredibly special about the way the light hits the water at this particular location that I think your family will not really get the full effect of unless you are at home and not on the trip. This is the kind of thing you will really regret missing out on if you never do it, so I plan on booking my ticket to see Doubtful Sound with your family sooner rather than later.