The landscape in FjordKysten is characterised by hundreds of unspoilt islands with tranquil coastal paths, deep fjords and mountain tops that rise straight out of the sea.
A popular trend is to join so called “mountain runs”. There are several available in FjordKysten, for example the Vetenløpet Race that takes place in Bremanger every year in July.
With over 200 hiking trails, there are plenty of options for all ages and abilities, from short walks along the coast with sandy beaches to adventurous excursions on the Ålfoten glacier.
The 15 North Sea Trails are family friendly, easy hikes to peaks with endless views of the coast. More challenging hikes include Hornelen (850 metres above sea level), Lihesten (714 metres) and Blegja (1,305 metres). The highest peak is the Ålfoten glacier in Bremanger at 1,385 metres above sea level.
Another option is the Sail Trail, which combines sailing and hiking to up to five of the most significant peaks in the area in two to five days. Butesail (http://butesail.com/) offer both tailormade trips and tours on set dates.
The multi-day Pilgrim Route hike also passes through the region.
Maps are available at local tourist offices and hotels.
Top hikes in FjordKysten
Norway Adventures in Bremanger offers guided hikes in the region.
Bute Sail organises the above mentioned Sail Trail.
In FjordKysten there are many self catered cabins and small hotels of average to high standard. The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) has cabins throughout the area.
Read more about accommodation in FjordKysten.
How to get there
FjordKysten is easily accessible from Oslo and Bergen. Widerøe has several flights from Oslo and Bergen to Florø every day. From Bergen the Norled coastal express boat runs twice a day (once on Saturdays and Sundays). You can also reach the region on a Hurtigruten cruise, by car, bus or your own boat.
Read more about how to get to FjordKysten.
Read more about hiking in FjordKysten.