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Kråkenes Lighthouse on the island of Vågsøy, Norway - Photo: Thomas Bickhardt
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Kråkenes Lighthouse on the island of Vågsøy, Norway Photo: Thomas Bickhardt

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.

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 Strynefjell (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. There you can enjoy a one-hour ferry trip on the majestic Geirangerfjord. The trip continues through Hornindal (rv. 60) and past Lake Hornindalsvatn, the deepest lake in Europe (514 meters). 

Total driving time: Three - four hours.

The length of Stryn and 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: 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. 

Take a bath, surf or walk on the white sandy beaches in Hoddevik and Ervik.

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

The historical route

Sandane – Nordfjordeid - Selje
At Sandane in Gloppen you can visit Norfjord Folk Museum and learn about what life was like for the people of Stryn and Nordfjord in the old 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 Selje Monastery (see above), where you will hear the saga of St. Sunniva.

Experience the glaciers

Briksdalen - Lodalen – Bødalen
In Stryn and Nordfjord, glistening glaciers straddle narrow valleys. Covering an area of 487 square kilometers, 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.

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Last updated:  2013-07-10
 - Photo: Thomas Bickhardt
 - Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Interest:  Tour suggestions, Fjords & Mountains

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Kråkenes Lighthouse on the island of Vågsøy, Norway - Photo: Thomas Bickhardt

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.

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

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.

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 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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