Grotle is located west at Bremangerlandet, at the far end towards the Atlantic Ocean. Grotlesanden Beach at Grotle is one of the most beautiful beaches in Norway. Map to use: Florø 1:50000.

Grotle looks like a little paradise. It is great to be there when it’s sunny and summer, but it is also a wonderful experience when the winter storms ravage at their worst. Kalvåg is an idyllic fishing village which is a great starting point for all you can do at Bremangerlandet.


Season and Safety

Many of the activities, attractions, roads and accommodations mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. Season and opening times will vary, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on, among other things, the amount of snow and the risk of landslides and avalanches in the area.

Important information about roads in Western Norway: There are restrictions on the length of vehicles on many of the roads in Norway. Many roads in Western Norway are prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. There might also be a chance that some of the roads are closed in short periods, especially during winter, due to weather and danger of rock- and snow avalanches and other dangerous conditions. Some of the roads in Western Norway are closed during winter! Winter tires are required in winter. Read more about Tyre Requirements in Norway...

It is important to take precautions for weather and road conditions, both when you drive and when you are out in nature in Norway. It is recommended to use a guide on the tours described on this website. Read more about safety and your own responsibility...

Visit Nordfjord

Visit Nordfjord is the official destination company for the Nordfjord area.

360 Aircam – 360 VR Panorama of Kalvåg and knutholmen at Bremangerlandet

Kalvåg and Knutholmen from a bird’s eye view. See the fantastic high-resolution 360 VR Aircam Panorama from Kalvåg and Knutholmen at Bremangerlandet. 360 VR Aircam by Arild Solberg.

The road to Grotlesanden Beach

Here you can see a video from the drive out to Grotlesanden Beach. The video/drive starts at Fosseelva river in Bremanger before continuing out towards Grotle and Grotlesanden. We drive through the distinctive coastal landscape with colorful wooden houses and a beautiful cultural landscape that stretches from the steep mountains on the right side of the road and out to the Atlantic Ocean on the left side of the road.

Grotlesanden at Bremangerlandet

Grotle and Grotlesanden Beach are located west on the island of Bremangerlandet towards the Atlantic Ocean outside Måløy in Nordfjord. You must take a ferry from Måløy to Oldeide to get there. This is an eight-kilometer long ferry trip, which is an adventure in itself. From Oldeide you drive westward, over the mountain pass to Bremanger. Then continue further west past Iglandsvika to Grotle which is located on the western side of the island of Bremangerlandet.

Grotlesanden Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Norway. There are also several other beautiful beaches along the four kilometer long stretch between Hauge and Grotle, but Grotlesanden is the most beautiful and the one that most people visit. Grotlesanden are actually two beautiful beaches of a total of 800 meters, only divided by Grotlesholmen with a parking lot and sanitary building with toilets.

FJORDS NORWAY - Panoramic image of the coastal landscape surrounding Grotlesanden.
Panoramic image of the coastal landscape surrounding Grotlesanden.

Since Grotlesanden Beach is located on the coast towards the Atlantic Ocean, the temperature in the water is usually not that high. But a swim in the clear water is a fresh experience, so you can rather enjoy the chalk-white sandy beach and warm up with a sunbath afterwards.

It is also nice to bring your fishing rod and try your fishing luck from the reefs around Storholmen and Grotlesholmen which divides the Grotlesanden Beach in two.

NOTE – It happens that the storms are so violent in the fjords and on the Western Coast that the waves strikes far above land. When the storm is at its worst and the large waves strikes land, you need to be careful and keep safe distance to the water! Bare rock face are often very slippery. Remember that approximately every seventh wave is extra big and high! This can vary from place to place, some places the frequency is somewhat lower or higher. It is important to take precautions for this.

Kalvåg on the island of Frøya

Kalvåg is a beautiful place on the island of Frøya at Bremangerlandet which is well worth a visit. Kalvåg is an old fishing village which is located only 20 kilometers from Grotlesanden Beach. You can stay at Kalvåg when you visit Grotlesanden, then you will get the best of both worlds. You can stay in the high standard rooms and apartments at Knutholmen,  which is several old sea houses that has been turned into special places to stay. You can also visit the pub and the restaurant at Knutholmen which focuses on fresh, good and short travelled food.

There is also a wealth of activities and experiences that can be done from Knutholmen. Boat safari, floating sauna, hiking trails leading to beautiful viewpoints, kayaking and joining a fishing boat are some of the things you can experience at Kalvåg. Video by De Historiske.

Gallery Oddvar Torsheim in Kalvåg

FJORDS NORWAY - Graphics by Oddvar Torsheim.
Graphics by Oddvar Torsheim. © Oddvar Torsheim.

The artist Oddvar Torsheim’s wonderful works of art are exhibited in a separate gallery in Kalvåg. Multi-artist Torsheim is educated at Bergen Art School and Graphic School in Copenhagen and creates music, video, posters, graphic prints, books and book illustrations among many other things.

Torsheim has had several separate exhibitions and has been purchased by, among others, the National Museum and Riksgalleriet. Torsheim’s whole life is art and a performance in itself.

Gallery Oddvar Torsheim is located in one of the premises of Knutholmen in the center of Kalvåg. Photo: Reidar Brandsberg.

Bremanger RIB og Sjøtjenester

Bremanger Rib og Sjøtjenester offers adventures with RIB boats along the coast around Bremangerlandet. The RIB boat is stationed in Kalvåg, but it is also possible to book trips with pickup / dropoff in Florø and the surrounding area. Here you can experience RIB safaris along the coast of Bremanger, sea rafting out in the ocean gap and boat trips to Vetvika, among other places.

FJORDS NORWAY - Panorama Picture of Grotlesanden at Bremangerlandet in Nordfjord, Norway
Panorama Picture of Bremanger and Grotlesanden at Bremangerlandet.

Where to stay and eat at Bremangerlandet and in Kalvåg

FJORDS NORWAY - The idyllic Håjen Feriehus is centrally located in Bremanger.
The idyllic Håjen Feriehus is centrally located in Bremanger.

You cannot stay overnight in the area around Grotlesanden Beach as this is close to private properties. Iglandsvika is the closest place you can spend the night. Bremangerland Iglandsvik Grotle, Reidarbua, Havly B & B, Iglandsvik Marina and Håjen Feriehus are some of the places you can stay in Bremanger and Iglandsvika. The nearest supermarket is also in Iglandsvika, about two kilometers east of Grotlesanden Beach.

You can stay in the high standard rooms and apartments at Knutholmen at Kalvåg,  which is an old fishing village that has been turned into a special place to stay. Kalvåg is only a short drive from Grotlesanden. There is also a supermarket in Kalvåg.

Nordfjord – What to See and Do

The glaciers, fjords, sea and mountains in the Nordfjord area have some of the finest scenery Norway has to offer. Stryn Summerski, Hjelle and Segestad in Oppstryn, Rakssetra between Stryn and Loen, Loen Skylift and Via Ferrata, Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden, Lodalen Valley with Lake Lovatnet and Oldedalen Valley with Lake Oldevatnet are all must-visit places when you are in the inner part of Nordfjord. Vågsøy with Kråkenes Lighthouse and Kannesteinen, West Cape, Hoddevik and Bremangerlandet with the Grotlesanden and Vetvika Beaches are some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in Norway. Hjelle Hotel in Oppstryn, Hotel Alexandra in Loen and Knutholmen in Kalvåg are all great places to stay. Nordfjord is located in the northern part of the county of Vestland, in the centre of Western Norway.

Accommodation by Grotlesanden and Kalvåg at Bremangerlandet

Bremangerland Iglandsvik Grotle
Havly B & B in Iglandsvik by Grotlesanden
Iglandsvik Marina in Igandsvik by Grotlesanden
Håjen Feriehus in Bremanger
Knutholmen in Kalvåg


Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

VISIT NORWAY is the official travel guide for Norway. VISIT NORWAY'S FJORD GUIDE gives you a good overview of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords.

Grotlesanden, Kalvåg and Bremangerlandet – Map Overview