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In the village of Luster there is a distinctive stone church built around 1200. The architecture is Gothic and the church contains frescoes dating from the 15th century. Open to visitors.
The power station in Jostedal will be open for tourists from the
20th of June to the 20th of August. We offer guided tours Monday
to Friday at 10.00, 12.00 and 14.00. You have to meet at the
guide’s office outside the entrance for further information.
Stretching 204 km (120 miles) from Solund at the coast to the mighty Jotunheimen massif and Jostedalsbreen glacier, Sognefjorden is the longest fjord...
Urnes Stave Church , the oldest of Norway's stave churches, is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. It was built around 1130 AD, but the distinct...
The nature in Breheimen National Park is very versitile. It ranges from green valleys and naked mountain tops to streaming rivers and glaciers. The are...
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.
Austdalsbreen (61°45'N, 7°20'E) (11.8 km2) is a north-eastern outlet from Jostedalsbreen. The glacier is east facing and ranges in height from 1200 to...
Breheimsenteret is a National Park Visitor`s centre for the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The center burned down in July 2011, but was rebuilt and ope...
In 1909, Kari and Nils H. Lerum started juice-production at Sørheim, between Skjolden and Urnes. They built a small factory, the so called «Safthuset» (the juice house), and started production on an industrial scale. Lerum is today Norway's leading jam and juice producing company.
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.