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Måløy

Skongenes Fyr

See the light Stick to the narrow path and soon you will see the light. A salty hike? You won’t be too shocked to find out that the Skongenes lighthouse is, yes, situated by the sea. The trip to this self-service DNT (the Norwegian Trekking Association) cabin goes beyond a headland on the island of Vågsøy, not far from the swimming beach Refviksanden. This is a short hike, perfect for families with children, full of sights, sounds and experiences that you certainly won’t find on mountain hikes - the sound of gulls, a cave with remnants from the stone age, flowers that are only found along the coast. When you get there, you can just sit in silence for a while and count the waves.
Effort level
  • Easy
Landscape
  • Coast
Season:
All year

Nordfjordeid

Rindehornet

A bird's eye view See Nordfjordeid from a new angle. Take a trip up the Rindehornet. Forest tracks and good trails lead you through the woods from the Rindane farm. Making your way up towards the bare mountain top reveals more and more views over Eidsbygda, Nordfjord and Hornindalsvatnet. This is the ideal trip for those who do not like backtracking. Yes there are two paths you can go by...to get to the top. Take one up and the other down again. The choice is yours. You’re as free as a bird.
Effort level
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
May - October

Hornindal

Ytrehornsnakken

One hot panorama In the old days if there was ever danger afoot, people would often light a bonfire on the summit of Ytrehornsnakken. The view from the top will certainly ignite the passions of those who take the trip today. Ytrehornsnakken was a "veteplass" in old times, which basically means that due to its open views and the fact that it was relatively easily accessible by forest, this summit was an appropriate place to warn people of danger by lighting a bonfire. Nowadays people still alert their friends and neighbours from the top, from their phones or cameras with tempting panorama pictures of Nordfjord’s nature at its best. The hike up is easy, just under 450 meters up from Grodås by Hornindalsvatnet (Hornindals Lake). An ideal place to ignite the hiking flame for the younger climbers.
Effort level
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
May - October

Måløy

Veten in Vågsøy

Enjoy ocean views Veten (the Beacon) is 613 meters above sea level. Quite literally above the sea. Exclusive sea views! If you wish, you can start from the quay side. From Måløy town centre the there is a good path to Veten along a mountain ridge, ending up at a peak which looks out towards the westernmost part of Norway from its best vantage point. Take a sip from your thermos, then put it down and enjoy the view of the West Cape, the ocean and all the beautiful mountains. Do you realise how rich you are? Rich in natural experience, at least. All of this is yours.
Effort level
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Coast
Season:
April - October

Oppstryn

Jostedalsbreen & Stryn Adventure

Jostedalsbreen Nasjonalparksenter is located on the shore of the lake Oppstrynsvatnet, at the borderline of Jostedalsbreen National Park, and offers a...
Guided hikes
Season:
All year

Selje

Guided boat trip to Selje Monastery

Two-hour trip with guide from Selje to Selje monastery. Departure from Selje harbour, in the centre of Selje. On the island of Selja, a 15-minute boa...
NOK 180,- per person

Stryn

Bicycle: Stryn Ski Centre - Ullsheim

Between Stryn Ski Centre and Ullsheim in Markane there is a great area for bicycling! Easy, rugged terrain and views of mountains and the fjord. Start...
Effort level
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Challenging
Landscape
  • Mountain

Loen

Via Ferrata Loen

Hit the wall! If you thought the steep hillsides in Nordfjord are impressive to look at, why not impress yourself and climb them all the way up to the top? Admittedly, hanging from a steep mountainside above a fjord is not something you do every day, and you would think it sounds strenuous and somewhat dangerous. However, thanks to a well-prepared climbing track to the top of Hoven (1010 meters above the fjord), most people manage to climb the Via Ferrata trail  (“iron road”) in Loen. A guide is with you all the way and with a harness attached, you can’t fall. It is just a matter of taking in the view!
Effort level
  • Expert
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
May - October

Selje

Walking across the island of Selja to Selje Monastery

Abbey Road The walk over the island Selja ends where Christianity in Norway started. St Sunniva’s cave and the Selja Abbey are extremely well-preserved reminders keeping the area’s rich past alive. Legend has it that St. Sunniva was was trapped in this cave during a rock avalanche while seeking refuge from the hedonistic King Håkon Jarl, and it has become one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Norway. The best way to experience Selja is to follow the narrow path - either via the top of the island or along the seaside.
Effort level
  • Easy
Landscape
  • Coast
  • Fjord
Season:
All year
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