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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“Park the car at Krossen. You start at 450 meter above sea level and walk up to 1100. Normal walk will take you to the top in 1 to 2 hours. Classic route, very popular amongst locals.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Sogn Folk Museum in Kaupanger. This is one of the oldest and biggest folk museums in Norway. Exhibits of agriculture, handicraft and rustic art, clothes and textiles, church and folklore, and childhood activities. Open-air museum with more than 30 buildings from the Middle Ages until the present time. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Church
“Kaupanger Stave Church is the largest stave church in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Exciting museum about glaciers and also on climate change. They offer guided glacier walks!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“The waterpark has two different children pools, waterslides, and a 25 meter pool. It also has a wellbeing section with a “Cave”, hot pools, hot tubs, saunas and outside tubs. You can enjoy bubbles, massages and a majestic view to both mountains and waterfalls. Lustrabadet is one of Norway’s finest waterparks. MONDAY · TUESDAY · THURSDAY 15.00 - 20.30 WEDNESDAY · FRIDAY 12.00 - 20.30 SATURDAY · SUNDAY 10.00 - 17.00”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping Centre with a wide range of different shops. This is also the place to get wine and spirits (Vinmonopolet) ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
“Urnes Stave Church were built ca year 1130 and is the oldest stave church.The church was in 1979 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“The artist home of Norway's second most known artist after Munch: Nikolai Astrup. You can get a guided tour through his old wooden houses, stroll on the terraces of his garden-farm and experience his art in the gallery. There is also a small café and book shop. Only 20 minutes walk from our farm.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Kviknes Hotel har vert i drift sidan 1877 og er eit flott hotel bygd i sveitserstil. Du kan spasere langs kaien og sjå hotellet fra hagen. Inne vil du finne eit rikt utvalg av kunst, maleri og flotte møbler i treskjæring. I spisesalen kan du nyte ein deilig buffe eller bestille a la carte i Balholm Bar. Den unike samlinga av originalkunst som fyller veggane på Kviknes Hotel har vore samla gjennom fire generasjonar. Sentralt i den store samlinga står kunstnarar som hadde eit forhold til Balestrand som motivkjelde. Kunstnarar som Hans F. Gude, Johannes Flintoe og Hans Dahl var faste gjester ved hotellet eller bygde seg hus i bygda. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have everything from steaks, sushi, Chinese Food and hot pot. Very good food for an affordable price.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“One of the longest ski "lifts" in Norway. Great off piste skiing. Free lift for the childrens' slope. Also cross country tracks. Good place to try alpine skiing.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“One of the oldest Norwegian stave churches, from 1140. On Unesco's World Heritage list. Drive to Luster, leave your car there and take the ferry over to Urnes. Walk approx. 10 minutes up to the church through raspberry fields. Afterwards you can drink tea in the garden of the old wooden Walaker hotel.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“ Monday - friday 09:00 - 22:00 Saturday 09:00 - 21:00 Sunday (small shop) 10:00 - 16:00”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ The Cider House is located in Balestrand in Sogn, a small walk from the pier and Kviknes hotel.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“At Quality Hotel they have two options for dinner: "Vågal Burger and gin" and "La Pergola". Burgers and Italian respectively. My photos are hanging on the walls around at Vågal - so I would of course recommend going there!! ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“They have everything from steaks, sushi, Chinese Food and hot pot. Very good food for an affordable price.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Book Store
“A booktown in a idyllic village by the fjord. Also, have some coffee at the historic hotel and visit the Glacier museum. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gekkens er ein familiedreven restaurant med god mat og koselig hage/uteservering midt i sentrum.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Good Norwegian dinner is served on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Sunday buffet. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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