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'''Fjærland''' [http://www.fjaerland.org/] is a tiny town at the end of the Fjaerlandsfjord in [[Norway]].  It is a particularly enjoyable gateway to the '''Josteldalsbreen National Park''', and is close to two glacial tongues.
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[[Image:Mundal Fjerlandsfjorden.jpg|thumb|250px|Fjærland.]]
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'''Fjærland''' [http://www.fjaerland.org/] is a tiny town at the end of the Fjærlandsfjord, an arm of the Sognefjord. In [[Sogn og Fjordane]] county.  It is a particularly enjoyable gateway to the [[Jostedalsbreen]] National Park, and is close to two glacial tongues.
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
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If you want a close-up view of a glacier without actually climbing on it, then Fjærland is the place to go. In addition to this, Fjærland is Norway's  ''bokbyen'' - book town. Almost every shop in the town sells a range of new and used books, and there is even an "honesty book shop", not far from the ferry stop, where books are sold from a stand without any staff.
If you want a close-up view of a glacier without actually climbing on it, then Fjaerland is the place to go. In addition to this, Fjaerland is Norway's  ''bokbyen'' - book town. Almost every shop in the town sells a range of new and used books, and there is even an "honesty book shop", not far from the ferry stop, where books are sold from a stand without any staff.
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By plane===
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The closest option is [[Sogndal]] airport ({{IATA|SOG}}). Alternatively [[Førde]] airport ({{IATA|FDE}}).
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===By car===
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Fjærland is on route 5 between Sogndal and [[Skei]], which is on E39.
  
 
===By boat===
 
===By boat===
 
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In summer, Fjærland is reachable by ferry from [[Balestrand]], a trip that gives ample photo opportunities - there's an amazing view of the Josteldalsbreen glacier behind the fjord as you approach the town.
In summer, Fjaerland is reachable by ferry from [[Balestrand]], a trip that gives ample photo opportunities - there's an amazing view of the Josteldalsbreen glacier behind the fjord as you approach the town.
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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
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There are a number of buses each day to nearby towns, including Sogndal and Skei, both five times daily. Be aware that the bus stop is actually 2 km out of the town centre, just across the road from the Norwegian glacier museum. It's a bit of a walk, so leave ample time to avoid missing what might be your only bus out of there.
  
There are a number of buses each day to nearby towns, including [[Sogndal]], [[Skei]] and [[Stryn]]. Be aware that the bus stop is actually 2km out of the town centre, just across the road from the Josteldalsbreen museum. It's a bit of a walk, so leave ample time to avoid missing what might be your only bus out of there.
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==Get around==
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A bus leaves from the ferry port once a day in May and September, twice a day in June-August, taking passengers firstly to the Glacier Museum and then to the glacier. Alternatively, catch a taxi, hire a bike at the tourist office, or use your own car.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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[[Image:Bremuseet.jpg|thumb|200px|Glacier museum.]]
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*'''Bøyabreen''' is located near Route 5 towards [[Skei]]. It is possible to see the glacier from the parking space. Otherwise walk for about 5 min to the little lake in front of the glacier. * <see name="Fjærland Kyrkje" alt="Fjærland Church" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Jun-Aug: 10AM-6PM" price="">Built in 1861.</see>
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* <see name="Norsk bremuseum" alt="Norwegian Glacier museum" address="Fjærland" directions="" phone="+47 57693288" email="post@bremuseum.no" fax="+47 57693287" url="www.bremuseum.no" hours="Jun-Aug: 9AM-7PM, Apr-May and Sep-Oct: 10AM-4PM " price="Adults:120 kr, students: 60 kr, children: 60 kr, family: 260 kr">This museum gives a good insight into how glaciers were formed, along with an impressive film taken from atop the Jostalsbreen glacier. Also visitorcenter for the national park. Experience exhibition about climate changes e</see>
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*'''Supphellebreen'''. 10 km on a side road from the village.
  
*'''Glaciers''' There are two glacier tongues within easy reach of Fjaerland. A bus leaves from the ferry port once a day, taking passengers firstly to the Glacier Museum and then to the glacier. Alternatively, catch a taxi.
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==Do==
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* <do name="Glacier walk" alt="" address="" directions="Meet at Bøyum Camping" phone="+47 92854674 or +47 57693189" email="" fax="" url="" hours="1 Jul-31Aug: At 8:15 AM" price="">A tour suitable for person with some physical training. Treking for nine hour, including 3 hour on the glacier. Only children over ten year.</do>
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* <do name="Kayaking" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+47 92854674" email="info@kayakglacier.no" fax="" url="http://kayakandglacier.com/indexen.php" hours="" price="Two hour tour: kr 340">Different tours on the fjord.</do>
  
*'''Norwegian Glacier Museum''' This museum gives a good insight into how glaciers were formed, along with an impressive film taken from atop the Jostalsbreen glacier. http://www.bre.museum.no/
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==Buy==
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*'''Bookstores''' Fjærland is Norway's "book town". [http://bokbyen.no/index_en.php] Virtually every shop - from the tourist office to the sandwich shop - sells a range of new and used books.
  
*'''Bookstores''' Fjaerland is Norway's "book town". Virtually every shop - from the tourist office to the sandwich shop - sells a range of new and used books.
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==Eat==
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* <eat name="Kaffistova" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="10AM-5.30PM" price=""></eat>
  
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==Drink==
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* <drink name="Onkel Mikkel" alt="" address="" directions="In Mundal Hotell" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="1.5.-30.9 1 May-30 Sep: 8PM-11PM" price=""></drink>
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==Sleep==
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* <sleep name="Bøyum Camping" alt="" address="" directions="Next to the glacier museum" phone="+47 57693252" email="" fax="+47  57692957" url="http://www.fjaerland.org/boyumcamping/index_en.php" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Camping ground and cabins.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Mundal Hotell" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+47 57693101" email="post@hotelmundal.no" fax="+47 57693179" url="http://www.hotelmundal.no/index.php?/en/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Traditional hotel built in 1891. At the fjord.</sleep>
  
*'''Glacier trips''' During summer there are guided trips up onto the glacier.
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[[WikiPedia:Fjærland]]

Latest revision as of 20:46, 27 May 2014

Fjærland.

Fjærland [1] is a tiny town at the end of the Fjærlandsfjord, an arm of the Sognefjord. In Sogn og Fjordane county. It is a particularly enjoyable gateway to the Jostedalsbreen National Park, and is close to two glacial tongues.

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Understand[edit]

If you want a close-up view of a glacier without actually climbing on it, then Fjærland is the place to go. In addition to this, Fjærland is Norway's bokbyen - book town. Almost every shop in the town sells a range of new and used books, and there is even an "honesty book shop", not far from the ferry stop, where books are sold from a stand without any staff.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest option is Sogndal airport (IATA: SOG). Alternatively Førde airport (IATA: FDE).

By car[edit]

Fjærland is on route 5 between Sogndal and Skei, which is on E39.

By boat[edit]

In summer, Fjærland is reachable by ferry from Balestrand, a trip that gives ample photo opportunities - there's an amazing view of the Josteldalsbreen glacier behind the fjord as you approach the town.

By bus[edit]

There are a number of buses each day to nearby towns, including Sogndal and Skei, both five times daily. Be aware that the bus stop is actually 2 km out of the town centre, just across the road from the Norwegian glacier museum. It's a bit of a walk, so leave ample time to avoid missing what might be your only bus out of there.

Get around[edit]

A bus leaves from the ferry port once a day in May and September, twice a day in June-August, taking passengers firstly to the Glacier Museum and then to the glacier. Alternatively, catch a taxi, hire a bike at the tourist office, or use your own car.

See[edit][add listing]

Glacier museum.
  • Bøyabreen is located near Route 5 towards Skei. It is possible to see the glacier from the parking space. Otherwise walk for about 5 min to the little lake in front of the glacier. * Fjærland Kyrkje (Fjærland Church). Jun-Aug: 10AM-6PM. Built in 1861.  edit
  • Norsk bremuseum (Norwegian Glacier museum), Fjærland, +47 57693288 (, fax: +47 57693287), [2]. Jun-Aug: 9AM-7PM, Apr-May and Sep-Oct: 10AM-4PM. This museum gives a good insight into how glaciers were formed, along with an impressive film taken from atop the Jostalsbreen glacier. Also visitorcenter for the national park. Experience exhibition about climate changes e Adults:120 kr, students: 60 kr, children: 60 kr, family: 260 kr.  edit
  • Supphellebreen. 10 km on a side road from the village.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Glacier walk, (Meet at Bøyum Camping), +47 92854674 or +47 57693189. 1 Jul-31Aug: At 8:15 AM. A tour suitable for person with some physical training. Treking for nine hour, including 3 hour on the glacier. Only children over ten year.  edit
  • Kayaking, +47 92854674 (), [3]. Different tours on the fjord. Two hour tour: kr 340.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Bookstores Fjærland is Norway's "book town". [4] Virtually every shop - from the tourist office to the sandwich shop - sells a range of new and used books.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Kaffistova. 10AM-5.30PM.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Onkel Mikkel, (In Mundal Hotell). 1.5.-30.9 1 May-30 Sep: 8PM-11PM.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Bøyum Camping, (Next to the glacier museum), +47 57693252 (fax: +47 57692957), [5]. Camping ground and cabins.  edit
  • Mundal Hotell, +47 57693101 (, fax: +47 57693179), [6]. Traditional hotel built in 1891. At the fjord.  edit

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