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Kaupanger Stave Church is the largest stave church in the Sogn and Fjordane county. It was built in the 12th Century and is located in the beautiful surroundings of Sognefjord in Sogndal. It is one of the remaining 28 stave churches in Norway. No entrance fee for children and adolescents under the age of 16 years.
Take a cruise along the World's best preserved tourist attraction, Nærøyfjord. The fjord is a one of the many branches of large fjord Sognefjord, and with its surroundings of high mountains and stunning nature, it really makes it a trip worthwhile. The fjord is 17 km long and only 250 m wide at the narrowest place, making it one of Europe's narrowest fjords. Nærøyfjord is inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Urnes Stave Church is the oldest and most decorated of all the stave churches in Norway. It was built around 1120-1150 and it is located in the beautiful surroundings of Sognefjord in Luster. The church is inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. No entrance fee for children and adolescents under the age of 16 years.
Situated in Luster, Urnes Stave Church is the sole stave place of worship to feature on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Constructed around the year 1130, the church is found at its original site and remains enveloped by a serene setting. Several archaeological excavations carried out here have unearthed the ruins of three earlier churches built on its site. Visitors can explore this stunning structure through guided tours.
The Wild Salmon Center offers you a world of salmon. Here you can learn the art of fly tying, follow the story of the Atlantic salmon and watch the salmons in the river currents underneath the waterfall or in the pool through the big glass windows in the observatory. And if you feel a bit hungry while you are there, the restaurant also offers you salmon on plate. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Balestrand Village, also known locally as Holmen, is the administrative heart of the Balestrand Municipality. Nestled on the northern side of the Sognefjorden, this quaint village is lush with scenery that covers mountains and fjords. It is a popular tourist spot and has many hotels to serve travelers. Some of the interesting sights are the Tjugum Church, Norwegian Tourism Museum and The Sognefjord Aquarium.
The Sognefjord Aquarium offers exhibitions and 24 different aquariums on animal life in Sognefjord. You will find the Aquarium in the beautiful surroundings of Balestrand. One hour's free use of a rowing boats or canoes is included in the entrance fee.
Located in the village of Undredal, this stave church is smallest in Scandinavia with only 40 seats and ceilings with biblical figures painted on it. Built in 1147, this church was moved and reconstructed many times by adding porch and clock tower. The church is considered as cultural treasure and truly worth a visit to feel blessed.
Hopperstad Stave Church is considered as one of the oldest of the 28 remaining stave churches in Norway. It was built around 1130. No entrance fee for children and adolescents under the age of 16 years.