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The old church of Gaupne is a beautiful example of old Lutheran style with its ornamented bench sides, tendril paintings on the walls, catechism tablet from 1589 and pulpit.
Fossheim Stone Centre is a museum of geology with jewellery gallery, shops and workshop. With Norway’s largest selection of minerals and semi-precious...
This is one of the most accessible glaciers, where you can peer into the blue ice at very close range, and everyone above the age of five can join guides on glacier walks.
Small and almost untouched areas with special habitats or fauna of high scientific value are usually protected as nature reserves. This is the strictest form of protection that can be applied. Within the Sognefjord area there are several nature reserves, for instance bird and wetland reserves such as the Hafslovatnet lake (Luster), Bøyaøyra (Sogndal), Vetlefjordsøyra (Balestrand) and Grånåsmyrane (Aurland). The Skogteigen coniferous forest reserve in Luster, established in 1914, is the oldest nature reserve in Norway. The Nigardsbreen nature reserve (Luster) is connected to the Jostedalsbreen National Park and is probably one of Norway’s best-known nature reserves.
The landscape around the Lusterfjord is very picturesque, and many great artists have been inspired by the unique beauty of its scenery.
As early as 1836 the poet Henrik Wergeland issued a call to the Norwegian people to build a memorial to mark Norway’s independence, enshrined in the Co...
The name relates to two stones in the Bøvra River. When farmers were bringing hay down the frozen riverbed from mountain pastures, parts of the cargo would be knocked off in the narrow gap. This was the inspiration for Kjell Aukrust’s famous film success "Flåklypa Grand Prix". Road 5 5, 8 km from the centre of Lom.
Olav Aukrust (1883-1939) is one of Norway`s most famous poets, using the majestic nature of his home region as a source for his poetry. In his writing...
On the occasion of the hotel"s 300-year anniversary in 1990, Galleri Walaker 300 was opened in the old outhouse at the rear of the hotel. The building...
Reinheimen (Home for reindeers) National Park is located in the second biggest intervention-free mountain area in southern Norway where...