The Lustrafjord

The Lustrafjord and the Luster area is one of the most beautiful spots in Norway, where the fjord meets the top of Norway with it´s numerous mountains and glaciers.

The Lustrafjord is the innermost branch of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord. These are some of the adventures you can experience in Luster.

Read also: Hiking to Mt. Molden in Luster
Read also: Glacier Hike on Nigardsbreen Glacier in Jostedal
Read also: Kayaking the Lustrafjord to Urnes Stave Church
Read also: Kayaking the Lustrafjord and part of the Sognefjord

 

Glacier Hiking on Nigardsbreen Glacier with Fjord Tours

Some highlights from the Lustrafjord area

Solvorn is a beautiful village down by the Lustrafjord. Here you have the oldest historical hotel in Norway, the beautiful Walaker Hotel. From Solvorn you can take the small ferry across the Lustrafjord from Solvorn to Urnes and visit Urnes Stave Church and the Feigumfossen Waterfall.

The hike to Mt. Molden in Luster gives you a tremendous view towards Lustrafjorden and the surrounding mountains.

Nigardsbreen Glacier in Jostedal is one of the easiest accessible glaciers in Norway. A short boat trip and a short hike, and you stand by the foot of the glacier.

Stay at Skjolden Hotel, a beautiful hotel with local food down by innermost part of the Lustrafjord. You can hike into the Mørkrisdalen Valley from Skjolden and the Fortunsdalen Valley from Fortun.

Drive the Sognefjellet Mountain Road (National Tourist Route). The first stop is Turtagrø Hotel, a new and modern mountain hotel, where you can get information and guiding to the Hurrungane Mountains, one of Norway´s wildest mountain areas.

Urnes Stave Church at Urnes in Luster

Urnes Stave Church is the oldest of the remaining Stave Churches, and is one of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Western Norway. The church was built around year 1130, and is situated at Urnes by the Lustrafjord.

A nice way to explore Urnes Stave Church and the beautiful surroundings is to drive to Solvorn on the opposite side of the fjord and cross the Lustrafjord by ferry from Lustrabaatane to Urnes. From the ferry quay at Urnes, there is only a short walk uphill to the Stave Church. During summer you can join a guided “tour” outside and inside the church. There is also a small café close to the church where you can buy local made refreshments.

FJORDS – Useful Links:

Fjord Tours: Norway in a Nutshell
Fjord Tours: Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities
Go Fjords: Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Fjord Pass: Great Discounts on Activities and Attractions in the Fjords
Visit Norway: Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway: Official page for Fjord Norway