blog Why come to Skjolden?
It can be hard to choose which places to visit when planning your holiday. We want to present some reasons why you should spend your holiday in Skjolden, and why the Sognefjord region is a must when visiting Norway. Besides our amazing adventures, there are plenty of other attractions in the vicinity of Skjolden.
- THE WORLD’S LONGEST: The Sognefjord is the longest and largest fjord in the world. It stretches 204 km from the coast to its innermost point – Skjolden. Here, the fjord meets the mountains of Jotunheimen. It’s no wonder that people in Skjolden feel like they live in the heart of Norway.
- CLOSE TO MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: When staying “in the heart of Norway”, it is natural that you find yourself in the middle of some of Norway’s top attractions, like:
|0 km from Skjolden||The Lustrafjord – the innermost arm of the Sognefjord.||Spectacular and beautiful fjord views.|
|8 km||The Mørkrid Valley||Referred to as one of the most green and botanically rich valleys in Norway. Great for biking, hiking and fishing.|
|18 km||Breheimen National Park||Literally translated: “The home of glaciers”|
|20 km||Jotunheimen National Park||255/300 peaks in Norway that rise above 2000 m.a.s.l.|
|33 km||National Tourist Route through Sognefjellet||Northern Europe’s highest mountain pass, road 55. The highest point is 1430 m.a.s.l.|
|30 km||UNESCO listed Urnes Stave Church||The oldest stave church in the world.|
|63 km||Jostedalsbreen National Park and Nigardsbreen Glacier||The largest glacier in continental Europe.|
3. CLEAN, QUIET and AUTHENTIC: Although Skjolden is a village with cruise calls and many tourists during summer, it is far from as noisy and crowded as other known tourist villages in Norway. Every day people ask us why everything is so quiet, clean and beautiful here – it makes us feel special. If you seek the true, authentic Norwegian nature and living, Skjolden, and the Lustrafjord area, is here waiting for you.
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