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