Sogn og Fjordane is a captivating corner of West Norway where you can discover cinematic fjords, scenic railways and postcard-perfect towns.
Things to do in Sogn og Fjordane
The Flamsbana railway stretches for 20 kilometres and takes you past some of the most spectacular scenery in Norway. As you travel through Sogn og Fjordane, you’ll be captivated by the snow-covered peaks, cascading waterfalls, rugged valleys and emerald-green pastures. In addition to being one of the most beautiful railway tracks in the world, Flamsbana is also one of the steepest.
Wild and rugged, UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord is surrounded by rocky peaks and steep pastures that slope down to the water’s edge. The fjord is best-explored via passenger boats that cruise between Gudvangen, Aurland and Flåm.
Aurlandsfjord is another natural wonder. Named after a Nordic god, the fjord is surrounded by soaring cliffs, some more than 1,800 metres high. The picturesque village of Flam is perched on the tip of the fjord and charm travellers with its wooden buildings and a postcard-perfect church built in the 17th century.
Colourful houses and cosy cafes make the waterside village of Undredal a worthy destination to explore. The village is famous for its artisan cheeses made with milk from local goat herds. With space for just 40 worshippers, pocket-sized Undredal Church was built in the 1100s and is one of the smallest in Scandinavia.
Built in the 12th century, Borgund Stave Church is a feat of medieval architecture. It’s one of the most photographed churches in Norway and is set in a grassy cemetery surrounded dotted with ancient tombstones. A two-hour walking trail starts at the church and showcases the beautiful mountain scenery.
Getting around Sogn og Fjordane
Sogn og Fjordane is located in West Norway. Førde is the largest town in the region and is a three-hour drive from Bergen.