Gudvangen is a village in Sogn og Fjordane. The village sits at the end of famous Nærøyfjord, a world heritage site. The Nærøydalen valley runs from Gudvangen to Stalheim viewpoint. The area is home to a number of great waterfalls.
Flåm, 20 km (12 mi) away, is the endpoint for the famous Flåm-railway.
Road E16, passes right through Gudvangen.
Seven daily departures from Bergen. Seven daily departures from Sogndal and Lærdal. Eight daily departures from Flåm.
Gudvangen is accessible, via the Nærøyfjord, by passenger ferry from Flåm, five times daily (Only once daily, 1 Oct-30Apr). And by car ferry from Kaupanger, four times daily (1 May-30 Sep). It cost 665 NOK for a car and its driver. A number of cruise ships dock in Gudvangen every year.
Walking or bicycling are the best options. Using a car is not really necessary.
- Kjelfoss (Kjelfoss Waterfall), Gudvangen. This waterfall can be seen from boatquay, or from E16. The total height is 755 m (2477 ft). The highest single drop is 149 m (490 ft). Free.
- Nærøyfjorden. Nærøyfjorden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beautiful scenery of the fjord surrounded by mountains up to 1800 metres tall will take the breath out of you. The fjord is 17 km (11 mi) long. At the most narrow it is only 250 m (820 ft) wide.
The local bottled water, called Olden.
- Gudvangen Camping, ☎ +47 57633934, +47 99380803, e-mail: email@example.com. Cabins, rooms and places to put up a tent or park your camper van.
- Gudvangen Fjordtell, ☎ +47 57633929, fax: +47 57633980, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. A hotel with twelve double rooms and a number of apartments of different sizes. Suitable for people with a wheelchair, according to information given by the hotel.
|Routes through Gudvangen|
|Bergen ← Voss ←||W E||→ Flåm → Oslo|