Welcome to Skjolden


Exploring the Jewel of the Fjords: Skjolden and Beyond

In the heart of southern part of Norway on the edge between east and west, nestled within the intricate network of majestic fjords and pristine landscapes, lies the enchanting village of Skjolden. This idyllic hamlet, often referred to as the "Gateway to the Kingdom of the Fjords," is your key to unlocking the breathtaking wonders of Sognefjord – aptly dubbed the "King of the Fjords." With a rich tapestry of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure, Skjolden beckons the intrepid traveler with open arms.

Sognefjord: The King of the Fjords

Sognefjord, the crown jewel of the Norwegian fjords, is an unrivaled testament to Mother Nature's artistry. Its sheer magnitude, extending over 200 kilometers, is bound to leave you awe-struck. Sognefjord is a realm of serene waters, soaring cliffs, and pristine glaciers, evoking a sense of reverence and wonder. Skjolden lays in the very end of this wonders of fjord, and is the perfect launchpad to embark on your royal fjord exploration.

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How to get to Skjolden

Skjolden is located at the end of the Sognefjord in Luster Municipality. 

South of Skjolden is Sogndal with apporx, 1 hour drive and from the Jostedal Valley and the Nigardsbreen Glacier it takes approx. 1 hour drive. 

Local buses run daily to and from Skjolden - check the bus routes here.

Scenic Route Sognefjellet

A short distance from Skjolden, you can also experience driving over the Scenic Route Sognefjellet, which is Northern Europe's highest mountain pass.


The nearest airport is Sogndal Lufthamn, Haukåsen, which is in Kaupanger. Check flight times here.

Expressboat to the Sognefjord

Every day throughout the year, the express boat from Bergen goes into the Sognefjord with a final stop in Sogndal, but from April to October it stops at Leikanger with a bus further inland to Sogndal and the boat goes on to Flåm. Check Norled's timetables here.

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