Things to Do in Sogn og Fjordane
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Known as the "book town" of Norway, many of the town's historic buildings comprise a large second hand bookstore.
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helkat
Ireland47 contributions
We went to Fjaerland last summer. We took the ferry from Balestrand, which was lovely. The fjord water is turquoise as it is fed from the glacier. We rented bikes and went to visit the glacier museum which was interesting and took a picnic up the (long) hill to one of the bases of the glacier - fantastic, noisy.

The bookshops are fun with lots of foreign titles as well as Norweigian. There are a few places to stay, old-fashioned and pleasant.

Written January 29, 2007
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ailourophile
Glasgow148 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We took a trip to Fjaerland from Balestrand for the book town since we frequent such places at home. In fact the boat trip was the highlight and the attractive church in Fjaerland (or Mundal). We were not wanting to visit the glacier museum. We took the 12 noon boat and that gave us from 1.40 to 3.20 in town and we grabbed a light lunch as well as looking at the books. As English speakers this was long enough since naturally most books are in Norwegian. The shops don’t open until later in the morning so the 8am boat would not have been sensible.
Written July 8, 2019
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InvincibleKP
Sydney, Australia465 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Take a half day or full day trip for same price from Balestrand and the visit to glacier museum and the glacier is included in the price. Well worth it.
Written June 11, 2016
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,811 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Fjaerland is a tiny town with a huge amount of beauty. The book stalls and bookshops are amazing and a small wooden church that operates every 3rd week. But you come here for the scenery, the walks and time just taking in the fjord and surrounding mountains - either from the water or the surrounding countryside. A peaceful place (if you come by car and not with a full bus or boat of tourists) where it feels like time has stood still. Will be recommending to friends visiting Norway.
Written July 18, 2015
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mrsaxeman
switzerland78 contributions
Aug 2022
Bookshops, beautiful scenery, icy water and a lovely sauna, the Glacier Museum and sights we may no longer retain. Fjaerland stood out amongst all the Norwegian fjords as somewhere hospitable, dramatic and well worth a visit. Stunning.
Written March 5, 2023
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Cherrycrush
Minneapolis, MN24 contributions
Sep 2022
Beautiful area!! Have your camera ready! Definitely take time to go see the glaciers - mesmerizing and amazing!
Written October 28, 2022
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milankov
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia912 contributions
Sep 2015
We are traveling through this village and we are looking for glaciers Supphellebren and Boyabreen. From the local parking place is to lake in front of glacier Boyabreen mayby 10 minutes. Very interesting view on glacier and surroundig nature.
Written October 20, 2015
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Fjaerland - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)