The stunning beach in Hoddevik at Stad on the west coast of Nordfjord is a popular goal for surfers all year round. Map to use: Stad 1:50000.

Hoddevik is considered to be one of Norway’s best surfing spots. Stad Surfing and Lapoint Surf Camp will assist you with boards, wetsuits and instructions.


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. Hikes mentioned in this website have different seasons. See links to the various hikes to read more about the hikes and season.

Important information about roads in Western Norway: Many roads in western Norway are prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. 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 Nordfjord

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

360 Aircam – 360 VR Panorama of Hoddevik

Hoddevik from a bird’s eye view. See the fantastic high-resolution 360 VR Aircam Panorama with a view of Hoddevik and the Atlantic Ocean. 360 VR Aircam by Arild Solberg.

Hoddevik – The Surfers Paradise

FJORDS NORWAY - There is a great view towards Hoddevik and the beach from the top of the hairpin-road.
There is a great view towards Hoddevik and the beach from the top of the hairpin-road.

The road to the fishing village of Hoddevik in Nordfjord is spectacular in itself. It goes over a mountain pass before descending down towards Hoddevik. There is a beautiful view from the mountain pass down towards the road with it´s hairpin-bends and further down to Hoddevik and the white Hoddevikstranda Beach towards the blue North Atlantic Ocean.

The one kilometer long Hoddevikstranda Beach is rated as one of the ten best surf locations in the world by The Guardian. Zero crowds and the steep and majestic mountains that surrounds the beach are some of the reasons it became one of top ten beaches.

Due to the cold waters in the western coast of Norway you should always use wetsuit and life jacket while surfing at Hoddevik. At Stad Surfing and Lapoint you can rent all necessary equipment and also take surfing lessons from beginners to advanced courses. We recommend you to join Surfing Courses, do not surf alone.

There is no grocery store at Hoddevik. The closest grocery store is Joker Stadlandet which is located at Refsnes at Stadlandet, north of Hoddevik. It is a 20 kilometer drive from Hoddevik to the grocery store.

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.

Where to Stay – and Surf

Stad Surfing/Strandro House is located one minute walk away from the surf beach at Hoddevik. At Strandro you have the only Café at Hoddevik. You will find the rooms simple and charming with spectacular views over the magical landscape of the bay. Stad Surfing offer surf lessons from beginners to driven surfers who would like to improve their skills, get better or just need feedback. You can also join Yoga-lessons at Strandro. Season: See Stad Surfing/Strandro House.

Lapoint Surf Camp at Hoddevik offers accommodation and surf lessons. At Lapoint you can buy Surf-packages with different levels, of you can just stay in one of their two camps; Villa Utsikten and Villa Innsikten. Season: See Lapoint Surf Camp.

Hoddevik Strandcamp (Beach Camp) is situatedon the northern side of Hoddevikstranda Beach. You can stay in tent, Caravan or Camper. There is a kiosk, and also a service-building with toilet facilities, showers and water. Season: See Hoddevik Strandcamp.

West Cape – Stadlandet

Vestkapp (West Cape) at 497 masl is the westernmost part of mainland Norway. The view is epic. On a clear day you can see from the Sunnmøre Alps in the north to Ålfotbreen Glacier towards south east and Bremangerlandet in the south direction. The Vestkapp Cliff is quite flat, but do not walk too close to the edge due to the steep cliffs that ends straight into to the Atlantic Ocean 497 meters below you. West Cape is just a short drive from Hoddevik. It is a 26 kilometer long drive from Hoddevik to West Cape.

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 at Hoddevik

Stad Surfing at Strandro
Lapoint Surf Camp
Hoddevik Strandcamp

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

Hoddevik – Map Overview