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Aerial view of Bulandet, Askvoll
Bulandet, Askvoll.
Photo: Kieran Kolle

Shaped by wind and waves

You cannot go further west in Norway. Travel off the beaten track to the Fjord Coast and get a taste of authentic coastal life.

Hornelen, Bremanger
Hiking to Hornelen.
Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik / Fjord Norge
Kayaking in Askvoll.
Photo: Steinar Bauge
Fjord cruise at the Fjord Coast.
Photo: Sara Marie Ytreøy
Vetvika, Bremanger
Photo: Åse-Berit Nytun

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on the Fjord Coast’s official website.

  • Fjord Coast road

    By road

    From Bergen and Trondheim there are daily buses to Førde, Byrkjelo and Stryn.

    From Ålesund you can take a bus to at Nordfjordeid, Skei and Førde.

    From Oslo there are daily bus departures to Stryn and Måløy.

    Find timetables and prices at Kringom’s website.

    If you want to go to the Fjord Coast by car, It is approximately 2 hours to Gulen and 4 hours to Florø from Bergen.

    From Oslo via Otta the drive is approximately 580 kilometres.

    From Ålesund, the drive is about 130 kilometres.

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  • Fjord Coast boat

    By boat

    From Bergen you can reach the Fjord Coast with Norled express boats, calling at several ports between Bergen and Selje. The express boats give you the opportunity to hop on and off at different destinations.

    Hurtigruten, The Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls at Florø on both its northbound and southbound voyages.

    If you choose to travel with your own boat, you will find several guest harbours along the coast.

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  • Fjord Coast plane

    By plane

    There are daily flights from Oslo (1 hour) and Bergen (30 minutes) to Florø Airport, which is the closest airport.

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Weather icon white Seasons and climate


Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik/Fjord Norway
  • The coastal climate on the Fjord Coast makes the winters mild and the summers relatively cool.
  • January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of 1°C. Note that the winter temperatures can drop to around -8°C. Some of the roads in the area are closed during the winter months, including the National Tourist Routes.
  • July and August are warmest with an average temperature of 13°C, but with temperatures up to 25°C on sunny days.
  • The weather can change quickly in the mountain areas, so read up on safety in the mountains.
  • Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Safety in the mountains

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Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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