Welcome to unique experiences along the Coast of Fjords in Sogn og Fjordane, with the best of authentic and pure Norwegian experiences. We call these coastal pearls “our little secrets” and would love to share them with you! The Coast of Fjords is an entry point to some of the most wonderful fjord experiences in the world, offering a selection of the best of Norway gathered within an easily covered area.
Find your way to the Coast of Fjords
Photo: Anita Schinharl
Grotlebeach in Bremanger
The Coast of Fjords stretches from Gulen in the south, near Sognefjorden, to Bremanger in the north, near Nordfjord. Encompassing the coastal municipalities of Gulen, Solund, Hyllestad, Fjaler, Askvoll Flora and Bremanger, The Coast of Fjords lies where the North sea meets the entries of the world famous fjords that carve their way inland towards the east.
Whether you like activities and thrills or prefer peace and absolute tranquillity, the Coast of Fjords has something for you. Outdoor activities abound all along our coast. Try surfing the massive north sea waves, paddle between the islands, go on a high-speed ocean rafting trip, hike to the highest mountain paeks or cycle on islands and mainland tracks connected by local ferries. For relaxation seek out your own fishing spot, quiet beaches or tranquil local harbours. Or rent a private lighthouse for a truly unique coastal experience. Using a boat is an ideal way to get the Coast of Fjords experience. Within a stones throw of each other you will find a vast array of islands, each with their own histoy, lighthouses, fjords and bays. Island hopping is one of the summer season offers that is easily accessible from Bergen, Sogn, Florø, Nordfjord and Askvoll.
WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL...
The world offers a lot beyond major cities and tropical climates. The Coast of Fjords has many little treasures that can lead to thrilling experiences. Wandering along our coast takes you to the most westerly point of Norway. The mild climate and the rich natural resources have created a cultural landscape that is a joy to travel through. The coastal treasures are scattered along the coastline and the islands, with bustling harbours and inlets. Enjoy the delicacies of the sea, try some wild lamb or freshly steamed mussels. Spend the night at fishermans cabins or lighthouses, visit historic sites and follow the trails of the people that lived here a long time ago.
The coast is full of maritime atmosphere, linked to fishing, fish farming and shipyard industry. The whole region has active and vibrant industries, with tourism being a major growth sector. The landscape of this region bears witness to the forces of nature – from sheltered bays with white sandy beaches to the highest ocean cliff in Northern Europe – Hornelen in Bremanger. They say the witches danced here at midsummer and on Christmas Eve...
The Coast of Fjords lies in an area rich in natural resources. The forces of nature can be spectacular in their own right, but are also used for local industry such as energy production. Good infrastructure along the coast and further inland gives a good base for regional growth.
The climate along the Coast of Fjords is mild, thanks to the Gulf Stream which ensures that the area is snow-free most of the year.
About one third of the population of the region of Sogn og Fjordane lives on the Coast of Fjords and the area has a rich and varied cultural heritage. Many well known figures in Norway’s cultural life have come from here, such as the poet Jakob Sande and the actor Alfred Maurstad.
There are many attractions her, from the cliffs of Kinnaklova in Flora to The North Sea Portal road connecting the islands of Bulandet and Værlandet, Utvær Lighthouse in Solund, and the cradle of Norwegian democracy; Gulatinget.