Situated at the end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sognefjorden, Lærdal features dramatic mountain tops, unique wooden houses in Lærdalsøyri, and Norway’s best preserved stave church.
Borgund stave church is the best preserved stave church in Norway, dating back to 1180. The church is built of 2,000 pieces of logs and planks, and although it is no longer used regularly for church functions, it is open to the public as a museum and well worth a visit. Getting to Lærdal and around is easy and accessible by public transportation.
If you want to go for a longer hike, the Vindhellaveien takes you by Borgund stave church, whilst Kongeveien (The King’s Road) crosses the Filefjell Mountains. And these are just two of many hiking options in the area.
Find more inspiration on Sognefjord’s official website.