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Two people hiking in the mountains above Hjørundfjord
Hiking above Hjørundfjord.
Photo: Mattias Fredriksson / Visitnorway.com
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Plan a three-day round trip in Fjord Norway south of Ålesund based on information from our insider at Nordfjord Folkemuseum

Local historian Anne Kristin Moe gives a starter guide to the dramatic surroundings of Nordfjord. She knows this part of Fjord Norway well, having spent a happy childhood in the city of Ålesund.​

Now she works and lives in Sandane, a village situated by the Gloppefjord, a branch of the Nordfjord. The head of department at Nordfjord Folkemuseum recently moved back to her cherished fjord landscape from Oslo, where she worked as a conservator at the Norwegian Folk Museum.

Below are the places she would take family and friends to when they come to visit.

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  2. Day 2: Hiking towards Briksdalsbreen

    Continue your holiday on ice. Only a one hour and twenty minute drive from Sandane, you’ll reach the Briksdalsbreen glacier, an adventure for the whole family. It is beautifully located north of the Jostadalsbreen glacier at the very inner end of the Oldedalen valley in Stryn.

    The walk from the parking lot to the glacier is suitable for most people.

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