The area around Solvorn and Walaker Hotel can offer many wonderful experiences. We would therefore recommend staying 2 nights, so that your body can find peace. This is one of the world's most outstanding destinations. Among sea green fjords and exuberant mountains you will find waterfalls, glaciers, rivers, stave churches and art galleries, just to name a few.
There are some wonderful walking opportunities here too. Just put on your walking shoes and enjoy the wonderful walk to Setålen, or Molden for example, where you have a 360 degree view of the area. We have many good suggestions for sightseeing trips in reception and would be happy to share them with you.
Have a look at our suggestions below. For more information just hold the arrow over Excursions in the left menu.
- Fjærland, Jølster and Balestrand
- Ferry from Nærøyfjorden to Gudvangen
- Jostedalsbreen/Jostedal Glacier
- Stave church at Urnes
- Tungestølen - Austerdalsbreen
- Bergsetdalen - Bergsetbreen
Drive along the beautiful Sogndal valley until you come to Fjærland. You will pass fertile farms, still lakes and glaciers; some of the most romantic scenery we have in fact. In Fjærland you will find the Glacier Museum and the famous Book Town, where you can wander among 4 kilometres of books.
The ferry trip along Nærøyfjorden to Gudvangen is something everyone should experience while in the area. Safely placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, this is one of the most spectacular stretches of fjord and mountain in the country. The ferry that sails along it leaves from Kaupanger and ends up in Gudvangen. It carries both passengers and cars. In high season, you should book a place by 15.00 the day before.
From the innermost part of the Jostedal valley, about an hour's drive from Solvorn, you can get a good view of the biggest glacier in mainland Europe. About 600 metres at its thickest, with an area of about 487 square kilometres, it spreads across almost half of the national park. There is also a glacier centre here, offering a range of activities for all ages. This is the place to go if you want to try glacier walking.
The oldest stave church in the world was built in 1130. It sits majestically above the little hamlet of Urnes, right across the fjord from Solvorn. You can take the little car ferry from Solvorn, just below Walaker Hotel. Urnes stave church has been on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1979.
"The finest ice scenery in Europe,"said the English mountain lover William Cecil Slingsby about the Loke, Odin and Tors Glaciers, all three of which are tongues of the mighty Jostedalsbreen at Austerdalsbreen. You can get a taste of the wild glacial landscape without necessarily walking on the glacier itself.
The starting point for this walk is the car park at Bergset, the furthermost farm in the Krundalen valley. From the car park, you walk beside the river, then continue along a tractor path and then along a very good and clearly marked path along the level Bergsetdalen valley.
It is often said that Molden is the finest viewpoint in the whole of Luster. You will find the start of the path at the car park at Krossen. Halfway, you reach Svarthiller, which is an old mountain farm. There is a wonderful view from Svarthiller towards Urnes on the other side of the fjord, as well as along the fjord.
The Lusterfjord is the innermost arm of the Sognefjord, and the finest, naturally! You can choose to see it from land or water. Spend the day in the saddle of a bicycle, or hire a kayak or canoe and go looking for the varied fauna. You could also enjoy the whole thing without breaking sweat at all on a boat trip.