The mighty forces of nature have shaped the coastal landscape north of Bergen for thousands of years, creating hiking trails that combine mountains and sea.
This makes for some very Instagramable locations!
Visit Kråkenes lighthouse, where you can spend the night and get up close to the strong forces of nature.
Climb iconic mountains like Lihesten and Alden, a coastal landmark that rises almost straight up from the sea! Alden's shape has given it the nickname 'The Norwegian Horse'.
Glide through narrow straits and explore the fjords in a kayak. There's no better way to experience nature on the coast!
Love fishing? Fisherman's cabins (rorbu in Norwegian) and lots of other accommodation up and down the coast are perfect for fishing holidays.
Go for a swim in turquoise water at Refviksanden beach.
Out here, the weather can change quickly and there can be more than one season in a day.
Looking for a unique storm experience? Visit the coast and feel the powerful wind and see the waves up close, while staying in safe and warm surroundings.
The Fjord Coast offers many exciting activities all year round, both above and beneath the sea. Explore everything from narrow straits and fjords, and skerries in the open sea, to mountain hikes and coastal trails.
The westernmost islands in Norway are a spectacular landscape with thousands of islands and skerries. Numerous regular boat and ferry services make the Fjord Coast an island hopping paradise. Tip: bring a bike, and board the local mail boat for some island hopping between Solund, Bulandet, and Værlandet!
Surrounded by sea and fjords, the region provides the perfect conditions for fishing holidays, all year round. Spend the night close to the sea, with easy access to good boats and facilities for preparing and storing your catch. Your hosts will be happy to advise you on the best fishing spots in the area.
November to February is the peak season for storm tourism. Experience dramatic weather, wind, and waves safely, and enjoy the good life in comfortable accommodation, with excellent dining experiences.
Find more inspiration on The Fjord Coast's official website.
From Bergen and Trondheim there are daily buses to Førde, Byrkjelo and Stryn.
From Ålesund you can take a bus to Nordfjordeid, Skei and Førde.
From Oslo there are daily bus departures to Stryn and Måløy.
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.
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.
There are daily flights from Oslo (1 hour) and Bergen (30 minutes) to Florø Airport, which is the closest airport.