Sognapulse - The unique summer vacation

Hidden gems in nature's most beautiful treasure trove. Sapphire blue glaciers, emerald green fjord arms, diamond white waterfalls or calm mountain lakes that sparkle like gold. A thousand-colored velvet rug of wooded slopes and mountain sides that brings it all together into a magical world that is difficult to describe. You simply have to come and see for yourself.

Sognapulse - The unique summer vacation

The unique nature, the best memories and the greatest experiences.

Charming fjord villages, local slow food, stately hotels, adrenaline and resting heart rate in joy and interaction. Take the puls of the Sognefjord this summer.

Culture that is inherited, based on nature, local produce, experiences and diversity.

The Sognefjord is the definition of the fjord landscape and fjord Norway.

“Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, Sognefjord, will steal your breath and heart”

What is Sognapuls?

Sognapuls is your own heartbeats, it is our heartbeats, the ones that beat when you are here with us. It is the present and the moments you experience there and then. It is the pulse you have when you get involved, enjoy yourself, experience something fantastic. It can be the resting pulse when you sit on the balcony of one of our historic hotels. It can be a high pulse in a RIB boat on the Sognefjord. It can be a calm pulse when you sit on a mountain top and look out over the beautiful fjord landscape. It may be the only thing you hear, your own heart rate when you glide across a quiet Sognefjord in a kayak. Take the pulse of the Sognefjord or let the Sognefjord take your pulse.

Sognapulsen - the pulse of the Sognefjord.

Activities along the Sognefjorden

The natural landscape is full of contrasts, which facilitates fantastic nature experiences and refreshing activities for all ages and levels, regardless of whether you want a high or low pulse. From the highest mountains of over two thousand meters and down to the fjord. Did you know that along the Sognefjord there are several sandy beaches?

Skilled local guides are ready to take you on a trip on the glaciers in the fairytale world of the blue ice in Jostedalen, or on the Sognefjord in a kayak or RIB boat.

Join a quiet, electric fjord cruise, visit a Viking Village, bike rides by the fjord, fishing in the deep fjord or mountain hikes everywhere.

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Opplev idylliske Fjordbygder

Ta livet heilt med ro og utforsk pittoreske fjordbygder med minner frå ei svunnen tid.Ta del i ein rik kulturhistorie som fortsatt set sitt preg på kvardagen til dei som bur der.

Fleire av fjordbygdene langsmed Sognefjorden står som dei gjorde for 100 år sidan, naturen og lynnet på folket er også det samme. Vande med å ta imot reisande, gje dei ei trygg natts kvile. Fleire av dei som bur har påstår dei har Vikingblod i årene, vi trur dei til en viss grad.

Bu på luksushotell, sov i ein fjøs, eit naust, kanskje vil du vakne opp på kanten av eit stup med panoramautsikt rett ned i fjorden. Bu i eit spegel med usynlege veggar, me kallar det Fjord Royal. For du føler deg litt royal her i strandsona til kongen av fjordane. Det har kongar gjort før deg.

Berre det å legge seg om kvelden er ein serverdigheit. Eller som dei seier, one for the bucketlist. Viste du at fjordvillage er eit av dei mest søkte orda når utlendingar søkjer på norgesfeire? Det er nettopp det ei fjordbygd er, ein landsby ved fjorden. Den perfekte heimen når du er vekke heimafrå.

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A journey along the Sognefjord

The Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord and the world's longest ice-free and inhabited fjord. Where the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet at the far end of the ocean gap, the Sognefjord cuts in, all the way to the foot of Jotunheimen, where one finds Scandinavia's highest mountains.

Along the fjord are:

High mountains
Blue glaciers
Mighty waterfalls
Idyllic farms
Lush orchards

By car, train, bus or boat, you can easily travel from one adventure to another, lost for choice in magnificent nature and national cultural treasures on your way.

Find your own paradise along the fjord. Tailor your perfect summer holiday - just the way it suits you!

National Scenic Routes - the natural gateways to the Sognefjord

Attractions by the Sognefjord

Experience historical and cultural treasures. The Sognefjord has attracted explorers and artists for more than 150 years, and offers a rich cultural heritage - including several attractions from the UNESCO World Heritage List. Unique fjord settlements, local slow food, stately hotels, adrenaline and resting pulse in joy and interaction with nature, yourself and yours .. We have a culture that is inherited. The culture is based on nature, raw materials, experiences and diversity. By the Sognefjord you will find something for both new travellers and well traveled. Family activities at the museums by the Sognefjord, unique experiences and impressions.

Hiking & Biking along the Sognefjorden

In the Sognefjord region you will find many of the most beautiful and popular hiking and biking routes in Norway. Many are steep, but you also get easy paths along UNESCO fjords and down lush valleys. So whatever level you are at you will find suitable and unique trips in amazing fjord landscape!

Hiking along the Sognefjorden

Hiking tips:

Make the trip to Jotunheimen National Park to see Norway's highest freefalling waterfall Vettisfossen in the wild and beautiful Utladalen, or hike with a guide on the Jostedalsbreen glacier - the largest glacier on mainland Europe. Or maybe a whole day through the "love valley" Aurlandsdalen from Østerbø to Vassbygdi? Here you can leave your car at the end point and take a bus to the start point, or join the hiking bus all the way from Flåm. From Keipen in Balestrand you get a panoramic views of the Sognefjord, and along The Kings Road you will find national cultural treasures and magnificent nature.

Cycling tips:

Bring your bike and experience several of Norway's finest cycling routes along the Sognefjord with Rallarvegen between Myrdal and Flåm, "The romantic road" along the Lustrafjord or along The Kings Road in Lærdal. You can also rent bicycles in Balestrand, Sogndal, Solvorn, Skjolden, Hafslo, Flåm and Aurland, among others. The Sognefjord is perfect for cycling along the fjord or in the mighty mountain areas in the region!

Local food experiences

Good food and drink are important elements of any successful holiday, and an equally important part of the local culture. On your journey along the Sognefjord you can enjoy delicious meals, always surrounded by spectacular nature. We have long and strong food traditions, and with fresh fish and shellfish from the fjord, fruit and vegetables from the lush valleys and game meat from our huge mountain areas, you are guaranteed a feast for both eyes and mouth. Bon Appetit!

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Accommodation by the Sognefjord

No matter where and how you choose to stay along the Sognefjord, you are surrounded by award-winning nature and only a short journey from activities, attractions and popular hiking routes. Here you will find accommodation for every taste and every need.

  • Historic and luxurious hotels with long traditions
  • Charming fjord hotels with everything included
  • Spacious cabins for the extended family
  • Campsites with playgrounds for the kids

Family activities, unique experiences and impressions. Summer vacation for everyone. With a nice base whether it is in a hotel, cabin or on a campsite, you have the best starting point for the unique experiences.