Some 1,752 kilometers long and 430 wide, all of Norway is vast, diverse and full of marvelous things to see and do. But the three counties making up its extreme west — Rogaland, Vestland and Møre og Romsdal — are home to the iconic Norwegian musts at the top of any holiday bucket list worth its salt. Plying fjords like a latter-day Viking. Hiking a glacier. Climbing up precarious Pulpit Rock.
Western Norway — in Norwegian, Vestlandet — is also so much more … unexpected... Island-hop via postal boat. Wrap yourself in woolen wear from a local workshop. Cycle along a fjord. Marvel at stave churches and savor Norway’s unique brown — and “old” — cheese.
From Stavanger in the south, and some 500 kilometers north to Kristiansund, the fjord- and skerry-ridden coast of western Norway is strewn with lively and charming ports, large and small. These harbors once sent forth waves of Vikings and, later, emigrants seeking a better life abroad. But they’ve always laid out the welcome mat for newcomers, too — from medieval merchants to 19th century British sportsmen, Norway’s first proper tourists. And now, if you will, you and yours.
City and country, valley and peak. And, of course, the unmatchable fjords. Culture and nature meet in one spectacular holiday in western Norway. You’ve seen it in your dreams. Now live it for yourself.
If Western Norway is on your travel itinerary, you have come to the right place. Stick with us and have fun adventuring!
Folgefonna is Norway’s third largest glacier and has attracted tourists since 1833. At its thickest, the ice measures 400 meters (1,300 ft). The area around the glacier gathers large amounts of snow every winter.
Equipped with snow anchors, bolts and ice axes, the experienced glacier guides are ready to take you on an adventure. The experienced guide team has been running guided glacier hikes in the area since the mid 90s.
Måbødalen, a seven-kilometer-long (4-miles long) narrow, steep and scenic valley. The road is part of the National Scenic Route network in Norway.
Explore Vik on our Sognefjord cruise from Bergen.
Stegastein Viewpoint is perched 650 meters above the Aurlandsfjord. The platform ends abruptly with an almost invisible glass pane, giving you the sense that you’re floating above the fjord.
This historic church that was built in 1130, and is located in Vik. Hopperstad is one of the oldest stave churches in Norway. The richly decorated facade is known as Viking handcraft. See if you can spot the dragons.
Flåm boasts several famous attractions including Flåmsbana, Ægir (an award-winning microbrewery) and Stegastein viewpoint