Situated in the heart of the Norwegian fjords, the port of Skjolden-Sognefjord is your gateway to a world of wonder: this land abounds with national treasures, thundering waterfalls, two UNESCO sites, ice-blue fjords hemmed in by sky-reaching mountains and scenery so unbelievably spectacular you just may lose your breath. From the ruggedly handsome mountains in Jotunheimen National Park to the humble stave churches that dot the landscape, this captivating area is yours to discover.
More about Skjolden/Sognefjord, Norway Points of Interest
Jotunheimen National Park
Covering 1,351 square miles, the park is home to a spectacular landscape of waterfalls, rivers, glaciers, and some of the highest peaks in Europe north of the Alps.
Lom Stave Church
The small hamlet of Lom is home to one of the most magnificent stave churches in the country. Built in 1158 A.D., the interior features the largest collection of paintings of any Norwegian church.
Urnes Stave Church
Of the original approximately 1,000 stave churches constructed across Norway, the highly prized Urnes Stave Church is Norway's oldest and the only one to be recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Norway is often called the Land of a Thousand Waterfalls. One of these dramatic cascading waterfalls can be reached via the winding Sognefjell National Tourist Route, the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe.
This 200-year-old artist's retreat played a key role in the building of Norway as a nation in the 19th century. It was a meeting place for scholars, explorers and Norway's painters of the romantic period.
Travel into the 'heart of Norway' and explore its natural surroundings on a lovely four-hour adventure. The village of Skjolden is nestled between Norway's highest mountain range and spectacular glaciers. Visit the Breheim Glacier Center located in the Jostedal Glacier National Park, peruse its in-depth glacier exhibits and photograph these ice-blue marvels.
Awe-inspiring natural scenery and majestic vistas spread out before you on this scenic drive through the legendary Sognefjell Mountain Pass, northern Europe's highest mountain pass, surrounded on all sides by majestic mountains, emerald green fields and cascading waterfalls. Stop along the route to photograph the most striking vistas.
Discover the magnificent wonders of the Lustrafjord, which holds such gems as the quaint Urnes Stave Church and enchanting storybook villages. This excursion travels completely around the picturesque fjord and offers a ferry ride with plenty of astounding photo stops along the way.
Explore off the beaten path and set your sights on the breathtaking vistas of Jotunheimen National Park, home to some of Europe's highest peaks. Travel along scenic Sognefjell Mountain Pass and enjoy a series of photo stops along the way.
The scenic beauty of Norway's fjord country combined with a thrilling RIB ride, is the perfect way to discover the spectacular waters of the Lustrafjord. Travel by high-speed rubber boat on this exhilarating tour that explores at close range one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world.
Nature enthusiasts will thrill to discover the unspoiled beauty of Skjolden's environs. Travel into the Jotunheimen National Park and delight in a series of photo stops. Marvel at the charms of the medieval Lom Stave Church and learn how man and nature peacefully coexist at the Norwegian Mountain Museum.