Feel the forces of nature
The weather is one of the most beautiful and idyllic aspects of Western Norway, and sometimes makes for an experience in itself. It’s no myth that you can experience all four seasons in one day, or that pouring rain can turn into sunshine in the blink of an eye. If you would like to feel the forces of nature, Ryvarden is the place for you, as beautiful in winter as it is in summer, whether the sun is setting or the wind is blowing.
You can also get up close to nature in the Åkrafjord. You can experience the full force of Langfoss waterfall and feel its spray in your face. The waterfall is at its most spectacular when the snow has started to melt and spring is just around the corner. The waterfall, which cascades like a giant bridal veil down the mountainside, has previously been ranked one of the most beautiful in the world by CNN Travel.
Get your adrenaline going
Can you imagine anywhere better to get your adrenaline going and achieve a sense of mastery than on Norway’s toughest Via Ferrata routes? Via Ferrata Kyrkjeveggen in the Åkrafjord takes you 900 metres up a huge rock face, an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
Or combine climbing and abseiling, wading and swimming in natural pools. Åkrafjorden Nature can take you canyoning, an activity where you use the elements as tools, enabling you to enjoy nature on its own terms. Abseil down a waterfall, swim in cool mountain lakes and climb rock faces.