Walking and hiking
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 metres to almost 2,000 metres. Read more about hiking in Stryn and Nordfjord.
Glacier activities and summer skiing
The Jostedalsbreen Glacier is the biggest glacier in mainland Europe. Take a guided walk on the Brenndalsbreen Glacier, and experience the intense blue colour 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. At Stryn Sommerski you can go skiing from late May to June/July.
You can ride on wide roads, or on narrow and steep paths. Along the fjord or up the valleys. In the inner part of the fjord between tall mountains and blue glaciers, or along the adventurous coast line. You can also join a guided mountain bike tour.
Harpefossen Bike Park offers a downhill trail area in Eid. Take the ski lift at Furuhogane to the starting point for the downhill track. Jumps, drops, slopes and bridges also offer exciting challenges for the adventurous and experienced rider. Bicycle rental is available several places, and you will find more information about this at nordfjord.no/cycling.
Fishing and guided boat trips
Nordfjord is an eldorado for fishing. The Nordfjord is "the fjord with the seven rivers". The first visitors were the British so-called "fishing lords". Various fishing alternatives are available to visitors. Skarstein Fjordcruise ("Isabella") offer fishing/sightseeing boat trips.
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, Kayaking/canoeing 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 or Stall Rygg.
Health and well-being
Enjoy relaxing spa treatments at Hotel Alexandra, Nordfjord Hotel or Selje Hotel . These hotels also have excellent swimming facilities.
There are three 9-hole golf courses in Nordfjord. Imagine lush green fairways surrounded by bubbling rivers and towering mountains.
Climbing and Via Ferrata
Several places in Nordfjord offer climbing, either outdoors in a via ferrata, climbing areas, bouldering on giant rocks in the Oldedalen Valley, or indoors on climbing walls. Try the spectacular Via Ferrata Loen where youclimb high above the fjord, surrounded by the mountains and the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The new suspension bridge across a 160 metre deep canyon is 120 metres long, and is the longest via ferrata bridge in Europe.
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.
Book your stay and transportation now
Best prices guaranteed by BookNorway.
- Cottages and cabins
Search among more than 2,500 cottages and cabins.
Search for hotels at 600 Norwegian destinations.
Search all flight options to and within Norway.
Search the widest selection of ferry lines and routes.
- Car rental
Search for car rental and compare prices at more than 100 destinations.