National Parks

National Parks

There are several places in the Sognefjord region where you can see majestic waterfalls cascading down steep mountainsides, and some of these waterfalls are among Norway's highest.

When the snow thaws in May many of the waterfalls are so big that you can hear their mighty roar a long way off, and it is a refreshing experience on a hot summer's day to get so close to one of the waterfalls that you can feel the spray of cool mountain water on your skin.


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Luster

Breheimen National Park

The nature in Breheimen National Park is very versitile. It ranges from green valleys and naked mountain tops to streaming rivers and glaciers. The area is...


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Luster

Breheimsenteret Glacier Center, Jostedal

Breheimsenteret is a National Park Visitor`s centre for the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The center burned down in July 2011, but was rebuilt and opened in...


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Luster

Jostedalsbreen National Park

Almost half of the Jostedalsbreen National Park is covered by the Jostedalsbreen glacier, which is the largest glacier in mainland Europe. The national park is famous for its wide variety of natural environments all within a short distance of each other, ranging from valleys with lush vegetation to bare mountain and glacier landscapes. A short hike in this area is like hiking from one season to another.


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Luster

Jotunheimen National Park

Jotunheimen National Park is characterized by high mountains, glaciers and deep lakes. There are more than 200 mountain peaks rising above 2000 m (6560 ft) in...


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Luster

Nature Reserves

Small and almost untouched areas with special habitats or fauna of high scientific value are usually protected as nature reserves. This is the strictest form of protection that can be applied. Within the Sognefjord area there are several nature reserves, for instance bird and wetland reserves such as the Hafslovatnet lake (Luster), Bøyaøyra (Sogndal), Vetlefjordsøyra (Balestrand) and Grånåsmyrane (Aurland). The Skogteigen coniferous forest reserve in Luster, established in 1914, is the oldest nature reserve in Norway. The Nigardsbreen nature reserve (Luster) is connected to the Jostedalsbreen National Park and is probably one of Norway’s best-known nature reserves.


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Sogndal

Norwegian Glacier Museum

The Norwegian Glacier Museum opened in 1991, and is an award-winning hands-on museum, situated in Fjærland at the head of the Fjærlandsfjord. The museum is the...


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Vik

Stølsheimen Nature Preserve

Stølsheimen nature preserve was established in 1990 and stretches from the Sognefjord up to high mountain areas at 1200 to 1300 m asl.



Contact details

Visit Sognefjord AS

Trolladalen 30

6856 Sogndal, Norway

+47 57 67 14 00 - Mail: info@sognefjord.no

Sognefjord area includes the municipalities Aurland, Balestrand, Høyanger, Leikanger, Luster, Lærdal, Sogndal, Vik og Årdal.

During the summer season there are many open tourist information offices in the Sognefjord area, where you can buy tickets for roundtrips and activities, get information on what to do, what to see, what is on, where to stay, how to get around and much more.

See our Tourist Information Offices

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