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Best things to do in Sognefjord

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Mountain
“Park the car at Krossen. You start at 450 meter above sea level and walk up to 1100. Normal walk will take you to the top in 1 to 2 hours. Classic route, very popular amongst locals.”
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Establishment
“The railroad from Flåm til Nyrdal presents some amazing scenery. While in Flåm you can visit the ÆGIR Brewery and try some great local food and beer. I would also recommend that you take a boat trip to Nærøyfjorden/Aurlandsfjorden, named the most beautiful fjord in the wolrd on several occations. If you are based in Bergen you can travel to Flåm by train, bus or boat. Train/bus takes approx. 2 hrs. ”
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Museum
“Sogn Folk Museum in Kaupanger. This is one of the oldest and biggest folk museums in Norway. Exhibits of agriculture, handicraft and rustic art, clothes and textiles, church and folklore, and childhood activities. Open-air museum with more than 30 buildings from the Middle Ages until the present time. ”
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Museum
“Exciting museum about glaciers and also on climate change. They offer guided glacier walks!”
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Amusement Park
“The waterpark has two different children pools, waterslides, and a 25 meter pool. It also has a wellbeing section with a “Cave”, hot pools, hot tubs, saunas and outside tubs. You can enjoy bubbles, massages and a majestic view to both mountains and waterfalls. Lustrabadet is one of Norway’s finest waterparks. MONDAY · TUESDAY · THURSDAY 15.00 - 20.30 WEDNESDAY · FRIDAY 12.00 - 20.30 SATURDAY · SUNDAY 10.00 - 17.00”
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Shopping Mall
“Shopping Centre with a wide range of different shops. This is also the place to get wine and spirits (Vinmonopolet) ”
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Church
“Kaupanger Stave Church is the largest stave church in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. ”
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Point of Interest
“Popular attraction, 90 km from Vangsnes. Flamsbana is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. ”
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Lodging
“Kviknes Hotel har vert i drift sidan 1877 og er eit flott hotel bygd i sveitserstil. Du kan spasere langs kaien og sjå hotellet fra hagen. Inne vil du finne eit rikt utvalg av kunst, maleri og flotte møbler i treskjæring. I spisesalen kan du nyte ein deilig buffe eller bestille a la carte i Balholm Bar. Den unike samlinga av originalkunst som fyller veggane på Kviknes Hotel har vore samla gjennom fire generasjonar. Sentralt i den store samlinga står kunstnarar som hadde eit forhold til Balestrand som motivkjelde. Kunstnarar som Hans F. Gude, Johannes Flintoe og Hans Dahl var faste gjester ved hotellet eller bygde seg hus i bygda. ”
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Church
“The richly decorated Hopperstad stave church in Vik would have been lost but for the intervention of cultural conservationists, who managed to save it just in the nick of time. This stave church was one of the many stave churches that would have been lost but for the intervention of cultural conservationists, who managed to save it just in the nick of time. Hopperstad was built in 1130 and is, together with Urnes, the oldest stave church in existence. During its long life, Hopperstad Stave Church has both suffered periods of neglect and experienced a wonderful revival in the 1880”
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Tourist Information Center
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Point of Interest
“ The Cider House is located in Balestrand in Sogn, a small walk from the pier and Kviknes hotel.”
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Premise
“Urnes Stave Church were built ca year 1130 and is the oldest stave church.The church was in 1979 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.”
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Natural Feature
“•The Narøyfjord is a branch of the large Sognefjord, and it is featured on the "Norway in a Nutshell" day trips for tourists. The 11 mi long fjord is only 1,600 ft wide in some parts. Since 2005, the Nærøyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has also been rated by the National Geographic Society as the world's number one natural heritage site along with the Geirangerfjord.”
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Food
“The brew pub is offering good fodd and beer. We can recommend the burgers and the salads. It is better to reserve a table beforehand. The pub looks like an old stave church from the outside.”
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Restaurant
“They have everything from steaks, sushi, Chinese Food and hot pot. Very good food for an affordable price.”
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