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The Sognefjord

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Presiding over a quaint park on a peninsula overlooking the Sognefjord, the monumental statue of the Viking chief Fridtjov (or Frithjof) the Bold stands high on an elevated platform, easily spotted from ships sailing along the fjord. The statue...
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Dating back to 1140, the Hopperstad church is one of Norway’s oldest and largest stave churches, a type of construction once common throughout northern Europe though almost all the surviving examples today are in Norway. By the 1800s, the church,...
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Riksveg 601 80, 5746 Undredal, Norway
Take a guided tour and learn the rich history of Undredal, a tiny village north of Flåm, where human inhabitants are outnumbered by goats. Don't miss the charming stave church, which dates back to the 12th century. Set along the Aurlandsfjord, the...
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Don’t miss the waters cascading from a height of 120 meters at the dramatic Kvinnefossen near Hella. If the water flow is just right, it is said that the falls take on the shape of a woman. (Kvinne is the Norwegian word for "woman.") According to...
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Kong Beles veg 41, 6898 Balestrand, Norway
Keep an eye out for Balestrand, a town on the northern shore of the Sognefjord that seems to harken back to another era. A gem on the waterfront is the historic Kviknes Hotel. Owned since 1877 by four generations of the Kvikne family, it’s one of...