Nordfjord is a fjord and a traditional district in the county of Sogn og Fjordane in Western Norway. The district comprises the municipalities of Selje, Vågsøy, Bremanger, Eid, Gloppen, Hornindal, and Stryn.
The fjord, sixth longest in Norway, is 106 km long and encompasses the rough coastline of Stadhavet as well as the glacier Jostedalsbreen, Europe's largest mainland glacier. It also includes Hornindalsvatnet, Europe's deepest lake at 514 meters. The glacier Briksdalsbreen is particularly scenic. Stryn provides year-round downhill skiing, and there are numerous old fishing communities going back to pre-Viking times.
Things to See & Do
* Downhill skiing
* Glacier walking
* Fjord boat trips
* Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre
* Briksdalsbreen glacier
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area - 4,295 km²
Population - 32,965 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +47
Port Location - There are port facilities located at Stryn, Loen, Olden, Eid, Sundane, Maloy, Silda, Selje and Rundereim.
Travel Links - The Sandane Lufthamn (Airport), Anda is located in the middle of Nordfjord in Gloppen Municipality. Direct flights from Bergen and Oslo (1 hr). Widerøe´s Ålesund Lufthavn (Airport), Vigra, is only 2,5 hours from Nordfjord! Direct flights from Oslo, Bergen and other Norwegian cities. Also direct flights from London.
Nor-way bus express offers services to Nordjord from Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Alesund.
There are boat services available from Bergen and Alesund.
Trains run from Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen.