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Sognefjorden Balestrand

The Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism

  • Holmen 11, Balestrand
  • +47 474 53 053
  •  /  km From You

Do you wonder how our first tourists got around this rugged country? Why did they come to Norway? What kind of accommodations and food were they offered?

The museum presents the history of Norwegian tourism from the 19th century until today. It follows the tracks of the first travellers – the explorers, the salmon anglers and the artists, who in their wake inspired the development of attractive tourist destinations countrywide.

This spectacular new museum opened in the spring of 2016. The building is carved out of the solid underlying rock, creating a wonderful symphony of natural stone and light, which makes it an attraction in itself.

The exhibitions are designed to correspond with the architecture, and feature the use of digital technology. 

The museum café offers snacks and freshly baked goods in a tranquil atmosphere with wonderful view to the fjord and surrounding mountains.  Free entrance to the café.

Daily guided tours in July and August included in the museum fee. Café and small giftshop.

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Opening hours

May 2, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Jul 1, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018
Daily: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 15, 2018
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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