Sogn & Fjordane - the longest fjord
Along the shores of Sognefjord you find the well-preserved villages of Balestrand and Lærdalsøyri, and the stave churches of Urnes, Kaupanger and Hopperstad - and not far away Undredal and the amazingly well preserved Borgund stave church. The narrowest and most impressive fjord arm is the Nærøyfjord, now a UNESCO World Heritage attraction. For a close-up view of coastal culture and idyllic islands, just hop on a ferry or express boat. The Jostedalsbreen glacier is worth a closer look - with an experienced guide, mind you! The most visited glacier tongue is Briksdalsbreen. For added insights, visit the glacier museums. Some of the most scenic areas of Nordfjord are Olden, Loen and Stryn. The Hornindal lake is the deepest in all of Europe, 514 m. The Anders Svor Museum celebrates one of Norway's best figurative sculptours. In the "Fosseheimen" area of Sunnfjord, you will find more than 50 impressive waterfalls and more than 20 km of trails along the three major rivers. Just follow trunk road RV13 from the Sognefjord. The Flåmsbana railway is sure to take your breath away on its dizzying 20 km descent through twenty tunnels from Myrdal to Flåm. If you have time, consider walking the old construction road as well. The most frequent meeting place of storms in Norway is Stad and the West Cape. Many Christian historians consider the cave of St. Sunniva, overlooking the monastery ruins on Selja, to be the Norwegian womb of the new religion.
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