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Explore the Nordfjord close up, or enjoy its serene splendour from a distance. - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
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Explore the Nordfjord close up, or enjoy its serene splendour from a distance. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Scenic attractions in Stryn and Nordfjord

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

Blue glaciers

In Stryn and Nordfjord, glittering glaciers straddle narrow valleys. Covering an area of 487 square kilometres, the Jostedalsbreen Glacier is the biggest glacier on mainland Europe. Its most famous offshoots are the Briksdalsbreen and Kjenndalsbreen glaciers. At the Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre you can learn more about the landscape surrounding the glacier.

Fjord and ocean

According to the magazine National Geographic, the Norwegian fjords are the best destination in the world. You can enjoy the Nordfjord close up in a boat or from the shore, or from view points and mountain summits.

Drive the Panorama Road, which runs over 22 kilometres along the north side of the Nordfjord and affords incredible views of the fjord from an altitude of 550 metres, or out towards the coast. The best place to see the ocean is from the West Cape Plateau - the westernmost point on the Norwegian mainland. The lighthouses also offer fantastic views of the ocean.

Lakes and waterfalls

The Jostedalsbreen Glacier lends colour to rivers and lakes, a unique greenish hue you will only find near glaciers. Nordfjord also has Europe’s deepest lakeHornindalsvatnet. From the mountains that surround the lake the waterfalls cascade like white flowing veils.

By the coast

Nordfjord's coast is rich in things to do. Visit Kråkenes Lighthouse and experience the ocean at close hand. Stand on the West Cape Plateau and admire the panoramic view. Visit old trading stations or fascinating islands, or walk barefoot on the white sandy beaches. On the island of Selja you can visit a monastery from the 12th century.

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Last updated:  2014-06-18
The Briksdalsbreen Glacier is one of the most accessible of the Jostedalsbreen glacier - Photo: Thomas Bickhardt
The Briksdalsbreen Glacier is one of the most accessible of the Jostedalsbreen glacier
Enjoying the view at the West Cape, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Enjoying the view at the West Cape, Norway

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Explore the Nordfjord close up, or enjoy its serene splendour from a distance. - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Scenic attractions in Stryn and Nordfjord

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

Scenic attractions in Stryn and Nordfjord

Source: Visitnorway

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What to do in Stryn and Nordfjord

In Nordfjord you will find your natural playground. Go hiking, biking, glacier walking, surf, go skiing, ride a fjord horse, or try your luck fishing.

Tour suggestions in Stryn and Nordfjord

Explore the Nordfjord region by car, making sure you 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.

The Nordfjord

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

More about Stryn and 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 Nordfjord region consists of the municipalities of Stryn, Hornindal, Gloppen, Eid, Vågsøy and Selje.

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