The ice age and changes in climate created the Sognefjord. As the Norwegian mainland ice melted, the landscape we see today no was created: towering mountains and deep valleys. Eventually poeple settled along the fjords and mountains with agriculture as means of living. In modern society, the Sognefjord area has become predominately a tourism region with a large tourism industry. In addition, the area offers fruit juice and marmelade manufacturing, metal works and many other industries, for example in areas of technology, power, research and IT.
National cultural values
Levande rural community by the bay offers genuine cultural experiences. Here Wasted unique exhibit center, museum, art gallery, stave church and historic capitals. Urnes Stave Church is the oldest stave church in Norway, and is on UNESCO World Heritage List.
Major National Attraction
The main attraction of the Sognefjord area is nature, and all that is tied to it. Sognefjord offers ein very varied nature with vidope fjord landscapes, fertile valleys, Trongfjord armar, massive mountain chains and blue glaciers. Here you will find both small, idyllic fruit-growing villages, modern societies, but also solitary mountain farms.
Sognefjord also offers exciting culture with national culture cat. Five of dei oldest stave church in Norway opposition here, and the oldest (Urnes) is a UNESCO list dei most protected heritage sites in the world.
Nærøyfjord. Photo: Rolf M. Søren end vakraste and wildest of the side arms of the Sognefjord. Fjord Cruise in eine keep standing frame of steep, snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and levande landscape. Small farms clinging to the hillsides. The fjord is 17 km long and at its narrowest point is the 250 m broad. The boat trip through Nærøyfjord is one of them most dramatic fjord the walks in Europe. Between Gudvangen-Aurland and Flam goes heilårs boat service - sightseeing boat. The car ferry between Gudvangen-Kaupanger and Lærdal.
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Flåmsbana. Photo: Morten stool Experience Flåmsbana - ei utrulig train between the mountain station at Myrdal on the Bergen Railway down to Flåm station completely innermost in the Aurlandsfjord. It fine-none anna adhesjonsjernbane on normal tracks the whole world that is steeper than Flåmsbana. Elevation Eskild Anden is of 865 meters. Bana are loops at several levels in and out of the mountains in steep ladder payment and scarce turn.
Construction of banana lasted started up in 1924 and the stretch black opened for steam operation in 1940, but first in 1944 lasted the electrified.
Trains ca. 1 hour on dei 20 km through the narrow and steep Flåmsdalen. With a view to waterfalls and majestic mountains repeats train slowly or stops dei very scenic spots overlooking capitals as at Kjosfossen. Bana has 8 holding space where passengers can stiga on / off the train if they want to go on foot or bicycles. Most people train has correspondence with trains on the Bergen Railway.
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Jostedalsbreen National Park
Jostedalsbreen National Park Almost half of the Jostedalsbreen National Park is adorned with the largest glacier on the European mainland - Jostedalsbreen. This national park are the artistically challenged by an enormous span in nature types innan short distances. Here is everything from lush valleys to barren mountains and glaciers, and ein short hike in this area is like going from a season to a anna.
Jostedalsbreen National Park is easily accessible in Jostedalen (Luster) and Fjærland (Sogndal Municipality), and both capitals, you can join the glacier and visit the National Centers.
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Jotunheim National Park
Jotunheim National Park. Photo: Harald Vatn Heile Jotunheimen National Park is characterized by high mountains and glaciers, and here you will find dei highest peak in Norway. The three highest soil peaks is Galdhøpiggen (2469 m), Glittertind (approximately 2465 m) and Store Skagastølstind (2405 m). The west doctor and most alpine part of Jotunheimen lies in municipalities Luster and Årdal by the Sognefjord. If you are currently running the national tourist road over Sognefjellet between Lom and Luster you can see Major Skagastølstind (Storen) and many other imposing peaks at close range.
Jotunheimen is EiT very popular hiking area both summer and winter, and here'll find a large network of marked fotruter in all categories. Furthermore Utan is Hurrungane massif in western Jotunheimen is EiT mecca for rock climbers, with more than 20 summits over 2000 meters. Turtagrø, at the foot of Hurrungane, have long climb traditions and are called "climbing sport's cradle". If you want to be with mountain accountants on climbing trips in peaks, or are interested in Anna mountain guiding in Jotunheimen, please contact Turtagrø Hotel or Norway guides. Around Easter time host it sets twigs in the snow along several of the routes in Jotunheimen so skigåarar find easier forward, and at Sognefjellet Summer Ski Centre is it possible to go skiing on groomed trails in the summer.
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Nigardsbreen Photo: Finn Loftesnes This is one of them easiest accessable glacier mane. After ein short boat ride across the glacier lake, you can get close to the blue ice on their own, or join breførarar up on the ice.
When you up the scenic Jostedalen, you come to Breheimsenteret, which is an information center for the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The Breheimsenteret it is only 3 km to the parking lot at Nigardsbrevatnet. In this area you both EiT polar stroked on the lake before breporten and in a region that shows how our country lasted to the delta below.
Jostedalen with Soge say about Jostedal grouse, gamalt farmland and the enigmatic nature is eminently suitable for contemplation. In this nature produces glacier also vast energy resources as a core country in the form of electricity. In this nature has Kunstnarar found nourishment cause any of the Large-scale artworks in Norwegian national romanticism. In the summer it goes daglege hikes on the glacier with experienced breførarar, from the simplest trip with born to more demanding overnight trips.
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Come to the Sognefjord!
The Inst half of the Sognefjord is centrally located in southern Norway, near the border between Aust and west country.
In previously times were fjord almost the only parts thoroughfare for those who would come here, but after quarter has modern road construction made it easy to come to the area from all directions of the country. If ein today well dei shortest routes to the fjord, tek it td only 3.2 hours to possible to run from Bergen, four to five hours from Oslo and 5-6 hours from Trondheim. Planning Map by Google find you here.
By car to Sogn
It is easy to get to the Sognefjord by car from all directions of the country and to possible to run one of them beautiful mountain gradients leading to Sognefjord, is in itself a great oppleving.
For information on roads and possible to run conditions see the website of the Public Roads Administration or call them at tel. 175. Modern road construction with ferries and tunnels makes it, moreover, easy to find your way by car in total Sognefjord area. Refer www.fjord1.no for ferry routes on the Sognefjord.
To / from the regional center Sogndal:
> Oslo via Gol / Hemsedal 330 km, 5 h.
> Oslo via Fagernes / Filefjell 350 km, 5.5 h.
> Oslo via Lillehammer / Lom / Sognefjellet 495 km, 7 hrs.
> Bergen via Voss / Lærdalstunnelen 235 km, 3.5 h.
> Bergen via Gudvangen / Nærøyfjord (ferry to Kaupanger): 162 km, 4 hrs.
> Bergen via Voss / Vikafjellet 220 km, 4 hrs.
> Bergen via Lavik / Balestrand 255 km, 4 hrs.
> Trondheim via Otta / Lom / Sognefjellet 420 km, 6 hrs.
> Trondheim via Otta / Stryn / Skei 550 km, 7 hrs.
> Kristiansand via Haukeli / Odda / Voss 540 km, 8 hrs.