Welcome to Balestrand

Stunning fjord scenery

Nestled along the enchanting shores of the Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, you find the picturesque and beautiful village Balestrand, renowed and famous for its stunning fjord scenery. 

Balestrand is a hidden gem in the fjords by many. Untouched by cruise ships, has it earned international acclaim for its breathtaking natural beauty.

Balestrand is the perfect location to soak up the area’s unique history, a number of cultural attractions, including the Kvikne's Hotel, a famous historic building dating back to 1877. With its own museum of old paintings and a direct connection to the Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism.  

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How to get to Balestrand

You can get to and from Balestrand by car, bus and boat. By boat, Norled has daily departures to and from Bergen to Balestrand and further into the fjord to Sogndal. Check timetables here

Ferry to and from Vangsnes

From the center of Balestrand to Dragsvik it is 10 kilometers and you can take the ferry to Vangsnes where you drive on to Feios/Fresvik or to Vik and over Vikafjellet to Voss. Check ferry routes here. At Dragsvik ferry quay there is also a ferry crossing to Hella and Leikanger where you drive on to Sogndal. Check ferry routes here.

If you wish to explore the Sognefjord on your own, you can hire a car from Balholm Bilutleige.

Boat Taxi

Balestrand Fjord Angling offers Boat Taxi if you wish to take the trip to Fjærland. Contact Balestrand Fjord Angling for more information.

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