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Fjærland

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Fjærland Photo: Foto:Trond J.Hansen
Fjærland Photo: Foto:Per Backe-Hansen
Fjærland Photo: Foto:Trond J.Hansen
Fjærland Photo: Foto:Norsk Bremuseum
Fjærland Photo: Foto:Marianne Supphellen
Fjærland Photo: Foto:Trond J.Hansen

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Fjærland is the village where glacier and fjord meet. The small village is situated along the Sognefjord and has the glacier Jostedalsbreen, the largest mainland glacier in Europe, as its' nearest neighbour. There are 300 inhabitants in Fjærland, which belongs to the community of Sogndal. The centre of Fjærland is called Mundal, about 3 km distance from the mainroad no.5. Agriculture and tourism are the main sources to income in the village. Fjærland has easy access to the glaciers, 1o minutes drive, and can offer you great experiences at the Norwegian Glacier Museum, The Norwegian Booktown, Hotel Mundal, The National Park, The Fjærlandsfjord and Bøyaøyri estuary. The centre, Mundal, has a picturesque atmosphere with a booktown, art gallery and the old, wooden Hotel Mundal from 1891. It is as if time just stopped and one can really relax from dailylife's stress.

The Norwegian Booktown is situated in Mundal and has various outlets in old barns, boathouses etc. It's open every day from May to medio September. Some of the outlets are combined with art gallery, souvenir shop and handicraft. It's also possible to get a cup of coffee and homemade cakes at the book café, Kaffistova. The Tourist Office is also in one of the outlets. Mundal is a 100 years old trade community along the fjord and the houses are all laying next to each other, painted wooden houses in a picturesque beauty. In the middle of these charming surroundings you can admire the wonderful, old wooden Hotel Mundal, with its' architectical beauty, where both garden and interior have kept the old style the way it was for more than 100 years ago. The Hotel's own café is called Uncle Mikkel and has its' name from the old glacier guide from the time when the Hotel was a meetingpoint for glacier guides and adventurers. Today Uncle Mikkel is a lunch café and a pub/ bar until midnight. The Fjærland church from 1860 is also situated in Mundal and the centre has a grocery store with post office, school and kindergarden.

In summertime there is a passengerboat going from the pier in Mundal/Fjærland to Balestrand/ Hella. It connects with daily bustrips to the glaciers, including stops at the Norwegian Glacier Museum. The boat also connects with expressboat to Flåm and Bergen. For more information about the boattrip, please visit www.discoversognefjord.com. 

The Norwegian Glacier Museum opened in 1991 and is situated at the end of the Fjærlandsfjord. It's an award winning museum, designed by the world famous architect, Sverre Fehn. Here you can learn about snow, ice and glaciers, see Ivo Caprino's panoramafilm from the Jostedalsglacier and get an exciting trip in the experience exhibition about climate changes! On the road from Mundal to the glacier museum you find the Bøyaøyri estuary, which is a river delta with approx. 100 different species of birds. It is an important nesting area for migrating birds and has a tower for bird watchers. The authentic atmosphere of Fjærland is due to the fact that people actually live and work in the village all year round, and it has been so since the Viking age. Though it's a small place it has events and meetings all year , but above all during the summer.
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Fjærland

Fjærland is the village where glacier and fjord meet. The small village is situated along the Sognefjord and has the glacier Jostedalsbreen, the...

Fjærland

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