OLDEDALEN VALLEY IN NORDFJORD

Oldedalen Valley is a great valley for adventures. Here you will experience the wild nature at its most beautiful.

Go Fjords - Welcome to Nordfjord

Lake Oldevatnet in Oldedalen is 11 kilometers long and is only 33 meters above sea level. A narrow strait divides the lake in two. This is where Oldevatn Camping is situated.

IMPORTANT! Remember that many of the 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. The road along Oldedalen is one of these exposed roads.

SEASON & 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. Read more about season, important safety information and your own responsibility…

Morning mood by Lake Oldevatnet

We spent the night at a picnic area on the southwest side of Lake Oldevatnet in Nordfjord. We woke up to a sunny day and had breakfast with the most beautiful view in the world. Oldedalen Valley really offered the best of itself that morning. The snow-capped mountains were reflected in the lake, the birds chirped and the sound of all the waterfalls could be heard far away.

A short drive along Lake Oldevatnet in the morning

After breakfast out in the open air, we drove north along Lake Oldevatnet to see the beautiful nature. The water is often calm early in the day, and we had to stop along the road to take some pictures. We found a great place that was perfect both for regular photography and for the drone. See the pictures and video below.

 

Along Oldedalen Valley

Oldedalen Valley is a beautiful experience, also from the road. It is great to drive along Lake Oldevatnet and up Oldedalen Valley to Briksdalen. Briksdalen is the starting point for hiking to Briksdalsbreen Glacier, a short and easy hike surrounded by beautiful and wild nature. It is difficult to drive here without having som photo stops. Below you can see a video from the drive along Oldedalen Valley.

Hiking to Briksdalsbreen Glacier

Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden is an arm of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. The hike from Briksdalen Valley to the glacier is one of most scenic hikes in Norway. The trail is surrounded by beautiful and wild nature, with steep mountains, wild rivers and waterfalls everywhere. The altitude difference from the start to the end of the trail by the glacier lake is 200 meters.

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 in Olden

Oldevatn Camping
Aabrekk Gard in Oldedalen
Melkevoll Bretun Camping
Yrineset by Lake Oldevatnet
Briksdalsbre Mountain Lodge
Olden Camping Gryti
Olden Fjordhotel in Olden

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

Nordfjord Tourist Information: Nordfjord – All in one Fjord
Adventure Company in Olden – Olden Active

Olden and Nordfjord – Map Overview