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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.
Jotunheimen National Park is characterized by high mountains, glaciers and deep lakes. There are more than 200 mountain peaks rising above 2000 m...
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.
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 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...
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.
This is one of the most accessible glaciers, where you can peer into the blue ice at very close range, and everyone above the age of five can join guides on glacier walks.
Norgesguidene can take you on guided climbs in the area of Hurrungane. Starting from Turtagrø you can get to the legendary Store Skagastølstind as well as Store Austabotntind and Søre Dyrhaugstind among a other peaks that require the use of climbing techniques and equipment. They also offer a wide variety of other activities, from long glacier walks to family trips to the marble caves of the Dumma valley.
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.
At Urnes Farm, just a stone’s throw from the World Heritage-listed Urnes stave church, you can take part in a red deer safari. The deer farm is situated right next to the farm café. On guided tours you can learn interesting facts about the beautiful and proud animals and see them at close range. The deer farm is situated in beautiful terrain with a lovely view over the Lustrafjord.