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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.
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...
Breheimsenteret is a National Park Visitor`s centre for the Jostedalsbreen National Park. Breheimsenteret offers exhibitions, souvenirs and a cafeteria...
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.
Almost half of the Jostedalsbreen National Park is covered by the Jostedalsbreen glacier, which is the largest glacier in mainland Europe.
The national park is famous for its wide variety of natural environments all within a short distance of each other, ranging from valleys with lush vegetation to bare mountain and glacier landscapes. A short hike in this area is like hiking from one season to another.
The 218 metre high Feigumfossen waterfall is in an idyllic setting on the southern side of the Lusterfjord. You can take the short walk in to the fa...
Jotunheimen National Park is characterized by high mountains, glaciers and deep lakes. There are more than 200 mountain peaks rising above 2000 m...
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.
"The finest ice scenery in Europe", said the English mountaineer W.C. Slingsby about Austerdalsbreen and the three ice falls called Loke, Odin and Tor....