It was late May. We drove from Oslo to visit Fjærland in the Sognefjord, to spend some days in this picturesque village surrounded by fjord, mountains and glaciers. Map to use: Sogndal 1:50000.

May is a great month to visit the fjords. There are still snow in the mountains, the valleys are green, and the apple trees are blossoming.


Season and Safety

Many of the activities and attractions mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. This also applies to many of the roads and accommodations mentioned. Season and opening time will vary. It depends on where it is and what activity, attraction, road and accommodation it is, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on i.a. the amount of snow and the risk of avalanches in the area.

Important information about roads in western Norway: Many roads in western Norway are prone to landslides, especially in rainy and snowy weather. This may include rock falls, rockslides, landslides, debris flows, mud flows, erosion, snow avalanches and rock avalanches. Some of the roads are particularly well-known for their high level of mass movements exposed over them. Winter tires are required in winter. Read more about Tyre Requirements in Norway...

It is important to take precautions for weather and driving conditions, on roads and trails, both when driving and in general when one is out in nature in Norway and Western Norway. It is recommended to use guide on the tours described on this website. Use the information you find on this website at your own risk and responsibility. Read more about season, important safety information and your own responsibility…

Visit Sognefjord

Visit Sognefjord is the official destination company for the Fjærlandsfjord and Sognefjord area.

The road to Fjærland

See video from the three kilometer long road between the Norwegian Glacier Museum and Fjærland by the Fjærlandsfjord. The Fjærlandsfjord is a branch of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord. Here we drive towards Fjærland.

Fjærland – The Norwegian Book Town

FJORDS NORWAY - The Fjærlandsfjord seen from Fjærland.
The Fjærlandsfjord seen from Fjærland.

We planned to cross the fjord in our kayaks and put up our tent on the other side of the fjord. But we arrived late in the evening, and it was dark outside. So we parked the car close to Fjærland, and found a spot with green grass by the fjord. The weather was just perfect for camping, so good that we left the tent in the car and let the stars be our roof for the night.

Next morning we had breakfast by the fjord. The water was flat like a mirror, the sun was shining, and the only sound we heard was the birds chirping. We entered our kayaks and glided into the Fjærlandsfjord. The first day we wanted to explore the inner part of the fjord, which is a branch of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord. We had a great time on the fjord.

Later we strolled around in Fjærland. This place is so beautiful that it is almost unreal. It has it´s own museum, the Norwegian Glacier Museum. And Fjærland is also named The Norwegian Book Town due to all the bookstores in the town. It has a total of 2.5 miles with shelves filled with books, new and used. The smallest bookstore is a book stand by the road. Based on trust, you can pick a book and leave some money in a box.

Guided Tours in Fjærland and Floating Sauna on the Fjærlandsfjord

FJORDS NORWAY - Floating Sauna in Fjærland in the Sognefjord area.
Floating Sauna in Fjærland in the Sognefjord area.

Fjærland Guiding offers guided tours in Fjærland and on the Fjærlandsfjord. The guided tours starts from the head office of Fjærland Guiding in Mundal in the center of Fjærland. The guides take good care of you and will tell you about Fjærland, the mountains and the Fjærlandsfjord and the beautiful surroundings. Fjærland Guiding also offers you to experience the Floating Sauna “Dampen” which is situated on the Fjærlandsfjord just outside the center of Fjærland.

SEASON: Summer. Check with Fjærland Guiding when they offer guiding. Sauna Season is all year round.

Norwegian Glacier Museum – The Panoramic Movie

Movie teaser from the fantastic panoramic movie from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier that can be seen inside the Norwegian Glacier Museum in Fjærland. The film is produced by Falkeblikk.

The drive from Fjærland

See video from the three kilometer long road between Fjærland by the Fjærlandsfjord and the Norwegian Glacier Museum. The drive from Fjærland is, if possible, even more beautiful than the drive to Fjærland. Here we drive from Fjærland, inwards the fjord with the mountains and glaciers as backdrops.

Sognefjord – What to See and Do

The Sognefjord, the king of the fjords, is the longest fjord adventure in Norway. The Sognefjord is 204 kilometers long and 1308 meters deep at its deepest. Join a guided glacier walk on the Nigardsbreen glacier, see the beautiful stave churches. Join a fjord safari or a fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Experience the view from Stegastein viewpoint above the Aurlandsfjord. Take a short hike to Mt Molden in Luster and you will see the fantastic view down to the Lustrafjord. Balestrand is one of the first places the foreign tourists visited when they discovered Norway in the mid-19th century. The Fjærlandsfjord, Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, the Årdalsfjord and the Lustrafjord are all branches of the Sognefjord. These side fjords are perhaps even more famous than the Sognefjord itself, which is located in the middle of western Norway. The Sognefjord is so long that it almost divides Norway in two.

Great Fjærland-Links

Official page for Fjærland:
Things to see and do in Fjærland
Guiding in Fjærland: Fjærland Guiding Company
The Norwegian Glacier Museum in Fjærland
The Norwegian Booktown in Fjærland

Accommodation in Fjærland

Accommodation and Food in Fjærland
Fjærland Fjordstove, Historic Hotel in Fjærland
Bøyum Camping in Fjærland
Fjærland Hytter in Fjærland

FJORDS – Accommodation in Western Norway

Great Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Bath and Spa Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Fjords Living – Special Accommodation in the Fjords of Norway

FJORDS – Useful Links

Go Fjords – Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Visit Norway – Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway – Official page for Fjord Norway

Fjærland and the Fjærlandsfjord – Map Overview