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