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Enjoy a boat trip on Nordfjord, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
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Enjoy a boat trip on Nordfjord, Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

What to do in Stryn and Nordfjord

Go glacier walking, ride a fjord horse, join a guided boat tour. Or try your luck fishing - Stryn and Nordfjord is an eldorado for anglers.

Walking

You will find more than 230 walking trails in varied terrain in Stryn and Nordfjord. Choose between summit trips, nature trails or cultural trails. The mountains here range from heights of a few hundred meters to almost 2,000 meters. Read more about hiking in Stryn and Nordfjord.

Glacier activities

The Jostedalsbreen Glacier is the biggest glacier on mainland Europe. Take a guided walk on the Bødalsbreen Glacier, and experience the intense blue color of the ice and living formations in the glacier at close hand. You can also try a glacier safari in rafting boats on the lake in front of the Briksdalsbreen Glacier.

Fishing and guided boat trips

Stryn and Nordfjord is an eldorado for angling enthusiasts. The Nordfjord is "the fjord with the seven rivers", and it has long been a favourite destination for British fishing lords. Various fishing trips by boat are available. Sea Safari in Måløy and Skarstein Fjordcruise ("Isabella") both offer fishing/sightseeing boat trips.

Water activities

The ocean, roaring rivers, calm lakes and the Nordfjord are ideal for a range of activities on or in the water. Choose between white-water rafting, swimming, surfing, canoeing, kayaking and scuba diving.

Riding a fjord horse

The Norwegian fjord horse is Nordfjord’s own breed of horse, and there are several places in Nordfjord where riding enthusiasts can enjoy beautiful scenery on horseback. Riding lessons, day trips and riding camps are all available. For more information contact Norwegian Fjord Horse Centre, phone +47 57 86 48 00/+47 97 50 98 97.

Cycling

You can cycle on old cart roads where there is hardly any traffic, or on roads that wind their way up the valleys. You can also join a guided mountain bike tour. Bicycle rental is available in several places.

Health and well-being

Enjoy relaxing spa treatments at Hotel Alexandra, Nordfjord Hotel or Selje Hotel. They also have excellent swimming facilities.

Golf

There are four golf courses in Stryn and Nordfjord: Sandane Golf Course in Gloppen, Stokkenes Golf Course in Eid, Selje Golf Course and Stryn Golf Course.

Bouldering and climbing

Several places in Stryn and Nordfjord offer climbing, either outdoors in climbing areas, bouldering on giant rocks in the Oldedalen Valley, or indoors on climbing walls.

Local culture

Stryn and Nordfjord's cultural heritage, with its long-standing folk music and arts and crafts traditions, is well preserved. The Anders Svor Museum  and Nordfjord Folk Museum are among the places where you can explore the heritage.

On the famous island of Selja you can listen to the exciting story of St. Sunniva among the ruins of the monastery. Or perhaps you would like to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings? Throughout the year there are many cultural events featuring music, performances of different kinds and a variety of activities.

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Last updated:  2013-07-10
 - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
 - Photo: Briksdal Adventure

Interest:  Glacier walking, Canoeing & Kayaking, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Riding & Sledding, Fjords & Mountains, Glacier

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Enjoy a boat trip on Nordfjord, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

What to do in Stryn and Nordfjord

Go glacier walking, ride a fjord horse, join a guided boat tour. Or try your luck fishing - Stryn and Nordfjord is an eldorado for anglers.

What to do in Stryn and Nordfjord

Source: Visitnorway

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Scenic attractions in Stryn and Nordfjord

Experience the blue ice of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, magnificent mountain scenery, lush valleys and the sea-pounded coast.

Tour suggestions in Stryn and Nordfjord

Explore Stryn and Nordfjord by car. Drive the Old Strynefjell Mountain Road and take a ferry on the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord.

Top of the fjords

Almost a week is required for this trip where you visit the Jotunheimen Mountains, the Sognefjord and the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord.

Hiking in Stryn and Nordfjord

A walk in the mountains, in the forest or along the fjord may be the best ways to get to know Stryn and Nordfjord.

The Nordfjord

The Nordfjord stretches from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier out to the Stadhavet Ocean.

About Nordfjord

Stryn & Nordfjord

This area is known for glaciers, towering mountains and a beautiful coastline.

Tourist information for Stryn and Nordfjord

There are several tourist information offices in the Stryn and Nordfjord area. Find the one that is closest to you.

Key facts about Stryn and Nordfjord

The area of Stryn and Nordfjord consists of the municipalities of Stryn, Hornindal, Gloppen, Eid, Vågsøy and Selje.

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