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Taking a break on the path along Vallestadfossen Waterfall in Råheimsdalen Valley, Norway - Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
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Taking a break on the path along Vallestadfossen Waterfall in Råheimsdalen Valley, Norway Photo: CH/Innovation Norway

What to do in Sunnfjord

Sunnfjord has much to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Go wild salmon fishing in Naustdal, hike the Waterfall Trail or raft down the Jølstra River.

Fishing

The region is a paradise for sports and hobby fishermen/women. Within an hour's drive radius you can find hundreds of fishing spots and numerous rivers. Sunnfjord is popular for professional fly fishermen seeking to catch trout. Naustdal is the realm of the salmon and is best known for the river Nausta, one of Norway's best salmon rivers. Anglers from Norway and abroad travel to this region in eager to catch wild salmon.

Speed and thrills

In Sunnfjord you will find speed and thrills - from rafting to riverboard riding, glacier hiking, paintballing and abseiling. Jølster Rafting AS rafts in two rivers, Stardalselva and Jølstra. These offer rafting trips of various duration and degree of difficulty. NMK Sunnfjord has go-cart hire at Kråkenesmarka, and you can join a guided hike on Haugabre Glacier in Jølster.

 

Golfing

Sunnfjord Golfklubb course is a nine- hole par-70 course. You will find a spacious driving range with 23 driving mats and roofing over three of the mats, a large putting green, and green for "pitch," "chip" and bunker training. The clubhouse has a pro shop where equipment can be hired or purchased, and a cafe. The course is located at Vassenden in Jølster by E39, 18 kilometres from Førde.

Hiking

Hiking in Sunnfjord offers marvellous views over the mountains in Fosseheimen, the fjords, glacier and the sea. One of the highest mountains in Sunnfjord is Mt. Storehesten in Bygstad (1,209 metres above sea level). 

Fossestien (the Waterfall Trail) is a hiking trail from Gaularfjellet to Viksdalen - it is 21 kilometres long, and with an altitude difference of 500 metres. The trail follows old tracks formerly used by animals and people. Along the way you will pass 14 large waterfalls and seven lakes. This scenic nature trail follows the main branch of the Gaular watercourse, which received state protection in 1993.

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Last updated:  2014-06-05
White-water rafting in the Jølstra River, Jølster in Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/ Nordic Life/ Fjord Norway
White-water rafting in the Jølstra River, Jølster in Norway
Fishing for wild brown trout in Haukedalen Valley, Førde in Norway - Photo: Tom Skyrud
Fishing for wild brown trout in Haukedalen Valley, Førde in Norway

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Taking a break on the path along Vallestadfossen Waterfall in Råheimsdalen Valley, Norway - Photo: CH/Innovation Norway

What to do in Sunnfjord

Sunnfjord has much to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Go wild salmon fishing in Naustdal, hike the Waterfall Trail or raft down the Jølstra River.

What to do in Sunnfjord

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About Sunnfjord

Sunnfjord

Sunnfjord is dominated by fjords and waterfalls and is located halfway between Bergen and Ålesund in Fjord Norway.

Key facts about Sunnfjord

Sunnfjord is located in Western Norway, halfway between Bergen and Ålesund. The region is known for its spectacular fjords and its many waterfalls.

Tourist information in Sunnfjord

The tourist offices in Sunnfjord provide all the information you need to make the most of your stay in the area.

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