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The small town of Skjolden is set in a fertile valley of steep mountainsides, Skjolden is a beautiful place which boarders to Jotunheimen in the north with "Hurrungane". In short distance to the hostel it is possible to see the magnificent view of the "Vassbakkfossen" waterfall cascading down the mountainside.
Climbing is particularly popular in the area. "Turtagrø", about 15 km away, is one of Norway's well known climbing areas. There are also several cultural heritage sites in the area. For instance "Urnes Stave Church", which has been a part of UNESCO's World Heritage List list since 2001. In the centre of Skjolden there is a shop with post office services and a cultural centre, which contains a swimming pool and a climbing wall.
HI Skjolden Youth and Family Hostel is located between Skjolden and Fortun, close to the Rv 55. The hostel is part of a resort with a small restaurant, camping ground with suitable sanitary facilities and a playground for the kids. There are 24 newly renovated rooms with private bathroom facilities.
The hostel offers different kinds of accommodation; single, double, and family rooms. Single bed in a multi-bedded room (sharing with people of the same sex) is also available. Good self catering facilities
For updated prices, please go to www.hihostels.no/skjolden/
For snippets of film, please go to http://www.youtube.com/user/fjordhostel#p/u/25/oIIbA7qGip8