Travelling around Nordfjord by car is a pleasant way of exploring the landscape.
Photo: Christian Houge/IN
Distances to Nordfjord from:
- Oslo via Otta: approx. 500 km
- Oslo via Fagernes: approx. 470 km
- Bergen via Lavik: approx 250 km
- Trondheim via Otta: approx 450 km
- Ålesund: approx. 150 km
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Route planning and road messages
If you need help in planning the route visit www.visveg.no
For traffic information you can visit the web page of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. This page is only in Norwegian, so we have made a link through the Google Translate system. See the current road messages
Important information about the construction work on road stretches in and around the Nordfjord region
Important information about roadworks on the reaches of the Nordfjord and around
Route 258 Old Strynefjellsvegen
The roads in Nordfjord are some times interrupted by fjords - and ferry trips. A relaxing break from driving or a bit of an interruption, depending on your point of view. Most of the ferries serve meals on board and can offer a lovely view of the fjords. Be warned, there may be queues in the summer months. On many stretches of water, it is possible to book a place on the boat - contact the ferry company. There are four ferry-trips in Nordfjord: Lote-Anda, Stårheim-Isane, Måløy-Oldeide and Smørhamn-Kjelkenes. Here you will find all the ferry shedules in Sogn og Fjordane
|Many of the roads have good views, and there is little traffic compared with many other places. There are many excellent day trip options in Nordfjord, or using Nordfjord as a base. |
It is important not to underestimate the time it takes to get around by car. Even though distances look short, many of our roads are steep and winding, which can slow you down. If you are used to driving in towns, you should take it easy on these open country roads.
Find good motoring trips for your Nordfjord holiday. Perhaps you already know where you want to go, perhaps not. In any case, a motoring trip that suits your wishes is only a click away.
Tall mountains and narrow fjords (approx. 120 km)
Stryn - Geiranger - Hellesylt - Hornindal - Stryn. This is a classic mountain and fjord trip which runs through the Strynedalen valley, up to the Strynefjellet mountains and continues on twisting roads to Geiranger. There you can enjoy a one-hour ferry trip on the majestic Geirangerfjord.
The length of Nordfjord (approx. 140 km) Stryn - Nordfjordeid - Selje - Hoddevik. Innermost in the Nordfjord, the mountains are tall and their summits covered in snow and glaciers. Then the landscape opens up as you drive alongside Hornindalsvatnet lake to Eid and out towards the coast, where the West Cape plateau welcomes you with panoramic views of the ocean and vertical cliffs. At the plateau you will also find a cafeteria.
The coastal routeSelje - Vågsøy. Experience West Cape with its panoramic views of the ocean, sandy beaches, fishing villages, lighthouses and remarkable natural phenomena.
The historical route Sandane - Selje. At Sandane in Gloppen you can visit the Nordfjord Folk Museum and learn about how life was for the people of Nordfjord in former times. Continue to Selje where you can take a boat out to visit Selje Monastery where you will hear the saga of St. Sunniva. En route you can stop and look for traces of the Viking era.
Experience the glaciers Briksdalen - Lodalen the Summer Ski centre. In Nordfjord, glistening glaciers straddle narrow valleys. Covering an area of 487 square kilometres, the Jostedalsbreen glacier is the biggest glacier in mainland Europe. Its most famous offshoots are Briksdalsbreen and Kjenndalsbreen glaciers. Stryn Summer Ski Centre is also based on a glacier. You can learn more about the landscape around the glaciers at the Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre.
Ålesund Ålesund is an eldorado for lovers of Art Nouveau architecture. The Atlantic Sea Park, one of the biggest aquariums in Northern Europe, is 2 ½ hours from Nordfjord.