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Spectacular views of the whole of western Norway await you at the cairn. Below, to the west, lies Skåldalen, the shieling for Åsen farm. With its many rocky and snow-covered sections, the ascent of Vangsen is not for the faint-hearted. Vangsen, Jostedalen’s highest mountain, is easily accessible in the summer thanks to the Vanndalsvatnet access road. The trail is considered one of Norway’s best summit trails for skiers because of the heavy snowfall that lies for a long time. Vangsen means ploughshare, and when you look at the mountain from the bothy at Mannen, the name makes perfect sense.
"The finest ice-scenery in Europe", said the English mountaineer William Cecil Slingsby about the three wild ice-falls called Lokebreen, Odinbreen and Torsbreen which tumble down from the Jostedalsbreen glacier at the face of Austerdalsbreen. Here you can get just a taste of the wild glacier landscape without having to walk over the glacier itself.
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...
Walk to "Østerike" - The site of the philosopher Wittgenstein’s hut in Skjolden
Park you car underneath the farm Feigum, by the fjord-side of the road. The trail starts by the road approximately 300 meters towards Ornes from the pa...
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.
The experienced glacier guides at Nigardsbreen offer a wide range of well-organised glacier hikes on the blue ice, both for children as young as 6 years old and for those who are looking for something more challenging. Daily tours from may to september. Buy tickets at Breheimsenteret glacier museum, Jostedalen.
In an old farmhouse at Urnes Farm you will find Gamlefjøsen Café. In nice and rustic surronundings you can enjoy coffee, homemade cakes, waffles, small dishes based on local commodities and cold drinks made at the farm. Fruit, berries and deer meat are important ingredients.
The Fjordstova is located idyllically down by the fjord, in Skjolden, innermost in the Sognefjord. In the Fjordstova you will find : -tourist info - post office - cafè - handicraft shop -public library -conference auditorium -gym - a 12 m. high climbing wall -swimming pool - sauna -shooting range.