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What to do in Sognefjord area
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Start: Storamyri, Kaupanger
Map (turkart): Sogndal- Leikanger
Start at Storamyri, the first flat part of the road on the way from Kaupanger up to Sog...
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 starting point is the car park in Engjadalen. The first stretch follows a track on the west side of the river along the valley. After a short walk...
Straumsvåg's secondhand bookshop and proprietor Kjell Arve Straumsvåg offer 25 000 books for sale, in most categories and languages.
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The landscape around the Lusterfjord is very picturesque, and many great artists have been inspired by the unique beauty of its scenery.
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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.
Route 55 across the Sognefjell mountain area between Luster and Lom is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe (highest point 1430 meters), and it has been awarded the status of National Tourist Route because of the spectacular and wild mountain scenery it passes through in the Jotunheimen National Park.
Beside Stedje Church, one find a 1.89 meter high and 0.39 meter wide runestone from around 1100s. Runologists have interpreted the writings as: "King...
The 130-kilometre-long cycle route between Borlaug in Lærdal and Turtagø in Luster takes you through amazing fjord and mountain scenery, including the so-called Romantic Road along the southern shore of the Lusterfjord. You can also visit great tourist attractions en route, such as stave churches, museums and art galleries.