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Sogn og FjordaneNorway

With its deep fjords, high mountains, glaciers and old-fashioned stave churches, Sogn and Fjordane is one of Norway's most unique counties, and offers nature experiences that are almost guaranteed to take your breath away.

Many consider the natural and cultural landscapes in Sogn and Fjordane as almost a symbol of Norway, and it was from the Sognefjord's fjord that many Norwegian Vikings set out toward the west a long time ago. Today, the county receives visitors from all over the world and is perhaps the most naturally beautiful region in all of Norway.

Seeing the Sognefjord's long waterfall and towering snow covered mountains will be a major experience for most people. The beautiful Nærøyfjord features on UNESCO's World Heritage List and is one of Norway’s most visited attractions, and spectacular fjord cruises are offered all year round.

Urnes Stave Church has stood at the Lustrafjord for over 900 years and is also listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The intricate cut-outs on both the inside and outside of the church demonstrate how the church dates back to when Christianity was new in Norway and the Viking traditions were still dominant.

If you follow the Sognefjord further into the county, then you will come to Jostedalsbreen, which is the largest glacier on the European continent. The glacier has over 28 outlet glaciers, of which the most well-known are the Briksdals Glacier and the Nigard Glacier.

On the Nigard Glacier, you can experience glacier cracks and ice holes at close proximity by taking part in glacier trekking. If you visit the accompanying Breheim Centre (Breheimsenteret), you can see interactive exhibitions about the glacier or sit down in the centre's restaurant and enjoy tasty, locally produced food.

There are many ways of getting to Sogn and Fjordane, but many choose to come via the Flåm Line, which is Norway's most visited tourist attraction. In 2014, this train trip was named as the world’s most beautiful train route, and it takes you past steep sloping mountain walls and wild waterfalls going from the Hardanger Plateau all the way down to the Sognefjord.

Sogn and Fjordane is a popular destination, and as a result it is easy to find good options for lodging, regardless of whether you want to stay in a hotel, a cabin or sleep in a tent at a campsite. Here you can really shape your own experience of Norway's most stunning natural surroundings.

Top hotels in Sogn og Fjordane

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Thon Hotel Førde
Thon Hotel Førde
3 out of 5
Hafstadsveien 26, Forde
The price is Rs8,287 per night

Located in the heart of Forde, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Forde Church and 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Sunnfjord Museum. Holsen Church and Eikaas Galleriet ...

4.2/5Excellent! (164 reviews)

"Extremely helpful staff. Wide choice at breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Thon Hotel Førde
Quality Hotel Floro
Quality Hotel Floro
3.5 out of 5
Hamnegata 7, Flora
The price is Rs9,988 per night

Located in the heart of Floro, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Floro Ferry Terminal, Sørstranda and The Coastal Museum. Svanøybukt Marina and Galleri ...

4.2/5Excellent! (114 reviews)

"Great little hotel right on the quayside so you get to see the morning harbour activity over your coffee."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Quality Hotel Floro
Quality Hotel Sogndal
Quality Hotel Sogndal
4 out of 5
Gravensteinsgata 5, Sogndal
The price is Rs13,563 per night

Located in the heart of Sogndal, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Sogndal Kulturhus, and within 9 mi (15 km) of De Heibergske Samlinger and Kaupanger Stave ...

3.8/5Good! (246 reviews)

"Wonderful customer services, breakfast, and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019

Quality Hotel Sogndal

Popular places to visit in Sogn og Fjordane

Sogne Fjord
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Sogne Fjord

5/5(5 reviews)

Photograph sheer valleys from hardy mountain trains, traverse mighty blue glaciers or visit ancient stave churches around Norway’s longest fjord.

Flam Marina
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Flam Marina

3/5(3 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Flam with a trip to Flam Marina. Discover the area's waterfalls and breweries.

Borgund Stave Church
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Borgund Stave Church

4/5(1 review)

You can learn about the history of Laerdal with a stop at Borgund Stave Church. Discover the area's mountain views and churches.

Lovatnet
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Lovatnet

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Lovatnet during your travels in Stryn. Wander the lakeside and parks while you're in the area.

Urnes Stave Church
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Urnes Stave Church

Learn about the local history of Luster with a stop at Urnes Stave Church. Wander the forests or discover the area's glaciers.

Naeroyfjord
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Naeroyfjord

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Dramatic cliffs, cascading waterfalls and tranquil glacial water makes this UNESCO-protected site an idyllic place to cruise, hike and kayak.