Hiking in the area is popular, so is driving the long, Tindevegen from Årdal to Turtagrø and Jotunheimen (closed in winter) or kayaking on the lake or fjord.
Interestingly Årdal is split into two villages, Årdalstangen (the lower part) and Øvre Årdal (the upper part) with a total of around 5500 people. You also find two of everything, from schools to outdoor swimming pools.
Beautiful waterfalls by the Sognefjord
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