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NORDFJORD

Wild coastal nature

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Loen in Nordfjord .
Photo: Loen Skylift
Loen in Nordfjord .
Photo: Loen Skylift

Breathe in. Breathe out.

Relax while you take in this million-dollar view for free.

With countless peaks and ice-blue waters, nature is the main attraction in the Nordfjord area of Fjord Norway.

Hiking to Flatsteinbu in Nordfjord .
Photo: Ruben Soltvedt
Hiking to Flatsteinbu in Nordfjord .
Photo: Ruben Soltvedt

The most well-known face from this region is this guy: the fjord horse.

Saddle up and explore Nordfjord with the world’s cutest tour guide. That will give you a soft start to your adventures here …

Fjord horse in Nordfjord .
Photo: Visit Nordfjord / Maja Skarpsno
Fjord horse in Nordfjord .
Photo: Visit Nordfjord / Maja Skarpsno

… before you put on your hiking boots and head for the clouds.

There are so many scenic hiking trails – too many for us to list them all. Still, a few of them are more popular than others. Check out the storm watching cabin Dosabu (film), Skåla and Lodalskåpa.

Hiking to Dosabu at Knutholmen in Nordfjord .
Photo: Knutholmen
Hiking to Dosabu at Knutholmen in Nordfjord .
Photo: Knutholmen

You can even climb Europe’s highest sea cliff, Hornelen!

Hornelen in Fjord Norway .
Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik
Hornelen in Fjord Norway .
Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik

But don’t worry, you don’t have to wear yourself out to get a good view. In Loen, you can hitch a ride with Loen Skylift to Mount Hoven.

Walk around at the top, eat delicious food, and enjoy the view of the valleys Oldedalen and Lodalen.

Loen Skylift in Nordfjord .
Photo: Loen Skylift
Loen Skylift in Nordfjord .
Photo: Loen Skylift

If you prefer something more challenging, make your way up the mountain along Via Ferrata Loen.

Highlights include a zipline and a suspension bridge that soars 750 metres above sea level. If that doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping, what will?

Via Ferrata Loen Skylift in Loen in Nordfjord .
Photo: Loen Skylift
Via Ferrata Loen Skylift in Loen in Nordfjord .
Photo: Loen Skylift

Just as wild and impressive is the forces of nature. Feel the power of water on a surfing trip to Hoddevik and Ervik by the Stad peninsula.

Here, there’s not much stopping the waves as they make their way towards the beach from the rough open sea just off the coast. You see, Stad is only a short drive from Norway’s westernmost point, Vestkapp. From there, it is ocean as far as the eye can see.

Surfing in Hoddevik .
Photo: Fri Flyt
Surfing in Hoddevik .
Photo: Fri Flyt

Water can also be pretty cool when frozen, especially when it’s been like that for thousands of years.

See it for yourself as you join a guided walk on one of the glaciers in the Jostedalsbreen national park. Fun fact: it’s meltwater from the glaciers and the snow that gives the lakes Oldevatnet and Lovatnet their beautiful emerald green colour.

Briksdalsbreen glacier in Nordfjord .
Photo: Ruben Soltvedt
Briksdalsbreen glacier in Nordfjord .
Photo: Ruben Soltvedt

But not all of it melts. In fact, at Stryn summer ski centre you can go skiing in June! That will give you an idea of what it would be like to go ski touring in winter.

Summer ski in Stryn .
Photo: Elizabeth Carnival
Summer ski in Stryn .
Photo: Elizabeth Carnival

The mountains are also quite spectacular on two wheels.

Try mountain biking in Gloppen and feel butterflies in your stomach as you make your way down towards the fjord.

Mountain biking in Nordfjord .
Photo: Mattias Fredriksson
Mountain biking in Nordfjord .
Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

But don’t forget to rest.

Book a spa visit at Hotell Alexandra or treat yourself to gourmet food at a local restaurant. From seafood to wild flavours – you’ll not be disappointed.

Hotel Alexandra in Stryn .
Photo: Hotel Alexandra
Hotel Alexandra in Stryn .
Photo: Hotel Alexandra

Wait a minute. This looks like the Mediterranean …?

Well, if you bring a Strawberry daiquiri, a sun hat and sunblock, the Grotlesanden beach in Bremanger will resemble a tropical paradise – minus the palm trees and the warm water.

Grotlesanden beach in Bremanger, Nordfjord .
Photo: Florin Andrei
Grotlesanden beach in Bremanger, Nordfjord .
Photo: Florin Andrei

There’s also a lovely beach in Selje, where you can combine a lazy day by the sea with a boat trip to the historic Selje Kloster.

Selja monastery in Nordfjord .
Photo: Helle Frogner / Selja kloster
Selja monastery in Nordfjord .
Photo: Helle Frogner / Selja kloster

If you’re a fan of history and Vikings, a trip to Sagastad in Nordfjordeid is a must.

Here, you can admire the craftsmanship behind the 30-metre-long Myklebust ship, one of the world’s largest Viking ships, and get insights into the era that sparked our fascination with shipbuilding and seafaring.

Viking ship Myklebustskipet in Sagastad in Nordfjord .
Photo: Ruben Sotvedt
Viking ship Myklebustskipet in Sagastad in Nordfjord .
Photo: Ruben Sotvedt

Nordfjord offers relaxing days and adrenaline-filled adventures – and everything in between.

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Paddling the Breimsvatnet lake in Nordfjord .
Photo: Michael Corona
Paddling the Breimsvatnet lake in Nordfjord .
Photo: Michael Corona
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