Welcome to Sogndal, the pride of Western Norway. This village offers fruit juice and culture.
Fly to Sogndal
The mighty mountains tower over the village, keeping watch over it. Whether they are above you or below you, they are an important part of your experience of Sogndal.
Sogndal will stimulate your senses and reveal stark contrasts. You can glide along the water in a kayak. Feel the coolness of a mountain giant shooting up from the fjord. Challenge yourself on a climb up to a snowy peak before rushing back down on skis. It is exhilarating!
Did you know the Sognefjord is the world’s third-longest fjord? No wonder it has so much to offer!
Remember to try a nice glass of fruit, or a jam sandwich. Sogn is famous for its juicy fruits.
Activities in Sogndal
Sogndal has taken care to preserve its cultural heritage. Kaupanger Stave Church was built in the 12th century and has been rebuilt and restored since. Wander through this historic building, smelling the tar and wood. There is a lot of history in here!
Another ancient character you will meet is the Nigardsbreen arm of Jostedalsbreen, continental Europe’s largest glacier. You decide whether you want to hike the glacier and see its blue plains and impressive cracks up close, or if you prefer to walk up to the tongue of the glacier and admire it from a safe distance.
The raw landscape of Western Norway is unforgettable. There are three national parks nearby, a National Tourist Route and two UNESCO sites.
STAVE CHURCH: In Sogndal is Kaupanger Stave Church, the longest of all the Norwegian stave churches. It is still being used as a church today, so you should pay it a visit on a Sunday for a truly religious experience.
FJORD AND MOUNTAIN: Fjord and mountain meet in Sogndal, so this is the perfect place to start if you want to explore either one! This view is is from Undredal in Aurlandsfjorden.
GLACIER IN THE SUMMER HEAT: Nigardsbreen is an arm of the Jostedalsbreen glacier, a white blanket over the mountain Sognefjellet. It is named after the farm Nigard, which was destroyed when the glacier grew over it.