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The Sognefjord area also has many activities without skiis: How about a fjord cruise on the UNESCO Nærøyfjord that will be an unforgettable experience; Frosty colours, white mountain peaks and ice-covered waterfalls during wintertime. Enjoy the view of the world heritage fjord and the idyllic fjord villages.

Winter Fjord Cruise in Flåm|© Sverre Hjørnevik

Or experience the spectacular Flam Railway that takes you from Flåm to the high mountain station Myrdal which is 867 meters above sea level in 1 hour? Do you want activities by the fjord? FjordSafari Norway in Flåm and Balestrand Fjord Adventures offers winter fjord safaris where you can discover seals, eagles or porpoises, or what about a guided kayak trip in Årdal or Sogndal? In Årdal you can stay at Klingenberg Hotel, where the Sognefjord meets Jotunheimen.

Winter experiences

The Flam Railway also runs in winter|© Sverre Hjørnevik

Experience the special fjord light over the Sognefjord with a guided snowshoe trip in Aurland, Årdal, Skjolden and in Balestrand with fantastic views of the Sognefjord. The guide tells the history and the culture in the area, and at the turning point the guide serves something hot to drink, orange and a chocolate

If you want to experience the mountains without ski on your feet, you can join a sleigh ride with a dog team where FjordHusky invites you to a magical experience where you can enjoy the landscape and the dog's willingness to work. FjordHusky offers a 1-hour trip or a half / full day trip where you and have the opportunity to ride the dog team yourself. Book your accommodation in Sogndal at Quality Hotel Sogndal, Best Western Lægreid Hotell, or rent a cabin in Sogndal Skisenter, Uteplassen on Selseng in Sogndalsdalen or Kjørnes Camping.

Dog sledding with FjordHusky in Sogndal|© Håvard Nesbø

In Jostedalen you can join experienced guides under the Nigardsbreen glacier where you can visit an adventurous realm of ice and colors and explore large and small blue caves in the Nigardsbreen glacier.

Discover the blue caves under the Nigardsbreen glacier|© Thomas Morel


Join a guided culture and historical journey through the beautiful landscape in Vik where Sylvringen takes you to Hopperstad Stave Church, Hove Stone Church and taste Gamalosten (The old Cheese) and hiking on Vikøyri. In Vik you can stay at Blix Hotell.

In the Sognefjord you will also find Museum which is open all year round; De Heibergske Samlinger - Sogn Folkemuseum in Kaupanger (Sogndal) is an open-air museum with "antiquarian" buildings from the Middle Ages to the present day, exhibitions, hiking paths, playgrounds and nature trails. In the immediate vicinity of the museum you can spend the night at Vesterland Holiday Park.

The Flåm Railway Museum in Flåm You will get to know the exciting stories behind the construction of the Flåm Railway, which took almost 70 years from planning until the work was completed. Høyanger Industristadmuseum tells the story from what used to be an agricultural settlement in the early 20th century, to become a busy industrial city in a few years. Stay at Øren Hotel, a cozy and modern hotel right in the center of Høyanger.

Museums by the Sognefjord|© Ronny Bäckstrøm

Play and fun indoors

Play and fun indoors

On cold winter days, after a ski trip or you have been out in the snow, it is tempting to sink into a lovely warm water. At Lustrabadet and Høyangerbadet they have a heating pool, slides, diving towers, hot tubs, saunas and more. Vesterland on Kaupanger has a pool and children's pool that is 32 degrees every day. You can buy food and drink in the reception. For the little ones, Vesterland offers a large play land with slides, tunnels, labyrinths, ball area, bouncy castles and more.

Lustrabadet Swimming Pool in Gaupne|© Thomas Morel

For more information and inspiration visit the Sognefjord official website