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Stay at Kråkenes Lighthouse on the island of Vågsøy, at the edge of the Norwegian coast. - Photo: Thomas Bickhardt
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Stay at Kråkenes Lighthouse on the island of Vågsøy, at the edge of the Norwegian coast. Photo: Thomas Bickhardt

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.

Tall mountains and narrow fjords

Stryn - Geiranger - Hellesylt - Hornindal - Stryn
This is the classic mountain and fjord trip which runs through the Strynedalen Valley, up to Strynefjellet on Rv 15.

The tour can be combined with driving the Old Strynefjell Road, one of Norway's national tourist routes, to Grotli. Continue on twisting roads to Geiranger, where you can enjoy a one-hour ferry trip on the majestic Geirangerfjord. The trip continues through Hornindal on Rv 60 and past Lake Hornindalsvatnet, the deepest lake in Europe with its 514 metres.  

Total driving time: Three to four hours.

Experience the glaciers

Briksdalen - Lodalen – Bødalen
In Stryn and Nordfjord, glistening glaciers straddle narrow valleys. Covering an area of 487 square kilometres, the Jostedalsbreen Glacier is the biggest glacier in mainland Europe. Its most famous offshoots are the Briksdalsbreen and Kjenndalsbreen glaciers. You can learn more about the landscape around the glaciers at the Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre.

The length of the Nordfjord

Stryn - Nordfjordeid - Selje – West Cape
Innermost in Stryn and Nordfjord, the mountains are tall and their summits covered in snow and glaciers. Then the landscape opens up as you drive alongside Lake Hornindalsvatnet to Eid and out towards the coast. Here the West Cape Plateau, the westernmost point on the Norwegian mainland, welcomes you with vertical cliffs and panoramic views of the Stadhavet Sea.

Alternative route from Stryn to Eid: Take the Panorama Road Rv 613 alongside the Nordfjord.

The coastal route

Selje - Vågsøy (start in Måløy)
Drive to Kråkenes Lighthouse and visit Refviksanden Beach on the way back to the village of Måløy. Drive to Oppedal and visit Vågsberget and the famous Kannesteinen Rock.

Continue to the village of Selje by the coast. Take the boat to the Selje Monastery, which dates back to the 10th century. Experience the West Cape Plateau, the westernmost point on the Norwegian mainland, with its vertical cliffs and panoramic views of the Stadhvaet Sea. 

Go for a swim, surf or walk on the white sandy beaches in Hoddevik and Ervik.

If the weather is bad you can witness some remarkable natural phenomena at both the West Cape and Kråkenes.

The historical route

Sandane – Nordfjordeid - Selje
At Sandane in Gloppen you can visit Nordfjord Folk Museum and learn about what life was like for the people of Nordfjord in the olden days. Take the ferry between Anda and Lote, and continue to Nordfjordeid.

Take a stroll around the centre of Nordfjordeid and visit Viking burial mounds and the many distinctive old wooden houses. Continue to Selje where you can take a boat out to visit the 10th centrury Selje Monastery, where you can learn more about the story of of St. Sunniva.

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Last updated:  2014-06-18
The Briksdalsbreen Glacier is one of the most accessible arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier - Photo: Thomas Bickhardt
The Briksdalsbreen Glacier is one of the most accessible arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier
The Abbey at Selje Monastery was the original shrine to Saint Sunniva - Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
The Abbey at Selje Monastery was the original shrine to Saint Sunniva

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Stay at Kråkenes Lighthouse on the island of Vågsøy, at the edge of the Norwegian coast. - Photo: Thomas Bickhardt

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.

Tour suggestions in Stryn and Nordfjord

Source: Visitnorway

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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.

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.

Scenic attractions in Stryn and Nordfjord

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

The Nordfjord

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

The Old Strynefjell National Tourist Route

Completed in 1894, the Old Strynefjell mountain road was a masterpiece of road-building and engineering. Today it is a national tourist route.

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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