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Balestrand

Ciderhuset

The kitchen has a rough and rustic menu, often with local produce like salmon and deer. Cider and herbs from the garden makes a base in sauces and sou...
Price for 3 course: 350-500

Balestrand

Guided boat trip to Kvinnefossen- Kvamsøy

The tour starts at the harbor in Balestrand. First stop is the mighty Kvinafossen, a waterfall that falls 120 meters stright down. From here the trip g...

Balestrand

Hiking: Tjuatoten (50-1098 masl)

Tjuatoten (1098m) Tjuatoten is a mountain peak towering over Dragsvik and Balestrand. A hiking trail goes up the mountainside from Dragsvik to the to...
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Balestrand

Hesjedalen

The family friendly path to Hesjedal runs along the moderate rise of a moraine ridge up through the Breidalen valley. The path is surrounded by pine ridges and open marshes. Breistølen (locally also called Breien), is the mountain area belonging to the farmers at Indre Nesse. The mountain farms were in use until 1955 and several of the farm buildings are still in good condition. From Breistølen the path passes a stream and continues on a steady ascent towards Hesjedalen lake and Hesjedalen mountain farm where it meets route 3 coming from Tenndalen.

Balestrand

Route 4 Saurdal - Balestrand (via route 9 - 7 Fagradalen - Kreklingen)

The route starts at the information board in Saurdal at the top of the Saurdal road and is marked with red and white markings and stone cairns.  The route goes through mountain valleys, along water courses and to mountain tops. First walk along route 5 towards Munkeggi (NB do not take the turn off to Hanevikelvi) until you come to a sign towards Hanevikstølen. From here take the old path into the Saurdal valley. At the outlet of Målsnesvatnet lake the path continues over the bridge and towards Hanevikstølen, a summer farm which was in use until 1955. From Hanevikstølen follow a path up over the mountain side and on towards the plateau between Storevarden and Bukkaberg. Here you can choose to take a detour up to Storevarden. In Fagradalen you meet route 9 which takes you further to Spenane (1136m) and Raudmelen (972m) and from there on route 7 down to Balestrand.   Or you can of course choose to go back to Saurdal.

Balestrand

Hiking in Balestrand

In Balestrand there is a network of fine and varied hiking trails. Please apply to the Balestrand tourist office and we will help you with information...

Balestrand

Balestrand Youth and Family Hostel

Balestrand Youth and Family Hostel is placed in the centre of Balestrand with an excellent view over the “Sognefjord”. Tourism in Balestrand builds u...

Balestrand

The woodpecker forest

Målsnes is a hamlet approx. 8 km from the centre of Balestrand in the direction of Høyanger. From there a narrow 7 km forest road leads up the valley o...

Balestrand

Public beaches

There are several public places in Balestrand where you can go swimming: •Gamleheimsfjøra (approx 1.5 km from the village centre in the direction of...

Balestrand

Norwegian travel museum

The new Norwegian Travel Museum is soon to be under construction - expected to open Spring 2016. Today there are various exhibitions in the tourist se...
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