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.

Visit Nordfjord

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

Panorama Drone Picture from Hoddevik at Stad in Nordfjord.
Panorama Drone Picture from Hoddevik at Stad in Nordfjord.

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.

Surfing at Hoddevik in Nordfjord.
Surfing at Hoddevik in Nordfjord.

Due to the cold waters in the western coast of Norway you should always use wetsuit 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.

Here you can see a 360 panorama from Hoddevik. At the bottom of the panorama, you will find navigation buttons that allow you to “travel” around and focus on places you want to take a closer look at. Some panoramas allow you to “jump” to other locations.

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

Strandro Stad Surfing - Hoddevik in Nordfjord.
Strandro Stad Surfing – Hoddevik in Nordfjord.

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

View from Loen Skylift in Nordfjord, Norway.

The mountains, glaciers, fjords and the coastline in the Nordfjord area have some of the finest scenery Norway has to offer.

Stryn Summer Ski, Hjelle and Segestad in Oppstryn, Loen Skylift and Via Ferrata, Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden, Lodalen Valley with Lake Lovatnet and Oldedalen Valley are all must-visit places when you are in the inner part of Nordfjord.

The Lodalen valley is like a postcard, there is beautiful and wild nature everywhere you turn. Kjenndalsstova is a great starting point for adventures on lake Lovatnet. There you can rent rowing boats and a canoes, and join guided fishing trips. They also offer boat trips with the tourist boat MS Kjenndal which runs between Kjenndalsstova and Sande by lake Lovatnet.

Rakssetra is located up on the hillside at Oppheim between Loen and Stryn. The view from Rakssetra down to Nordfjord, Oldebukta and Olden is fantastic.

Vågsøy with Kråkenes Lighthouse and Kannesteinen, West Cape and Bremangerlandet with Grotlesanden Beach are some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in Norway. The stunning beach in Hoddevik at Stad on the west coast of Nordfjord is a popular goal for surfers all year round. Hoddevik is considered one of Norway’s best surfing areas.

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



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.

USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords. FAQ is an overview of articles that answer the most common questions you have when planning to visit the fjords in Western Norway.

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