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Olden is a village in Sogn og Fjordane. This article also deals with the neighbour village Loen [1]. Since they from a travelers view is one destination. They are both surounded by high mountains, and at the fjord Nordjord. The glacier Jostedalsbreen is not far away.

Get in

By plane

Closest airport is in Sandane (IATA: SDN).

By car

Olden and Loen is on route 60, who is conected by E39, 40 km (25 mi) away. And with route 15.

By bus

There are busroutes from Bergen, Førde, Ålesund and Trondheim.

Get around

See

  • Briksdal glacier (Briksdalsbreen), (20 km (12 mi) from Olden, in the end of the valley), +47 57876800 (fax: +47 57876801), [2]. Perhaps one of the most famous glacier in norway. A part of Jostedalsbreen. There is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the parkingspace to the glacier. From there you could walk, or be transported with special cars. Transport road-glacier: Adults: kr 170, Children: kr 65.
  • Kjendalen glacier (Kjendalsbreen).
  • Lodal lake (Lodalsvatnet). Lodalsvatnet is surounded by high mountains. Becouse of small ice-crystal, the water sometime is green.
  • Singerheimen, Olden, +47 57873106 (), [3]. The home of the american explorer and painter William Singer. Hosts his paintings and collected artifacts.

Do

  • Bike rental, (Touristinformation). There are some queit, and relative flat roads.
  • Glacier walking, (Meet at Sande Camping), +47 57876800 or +47 57874040. 10 Jun-15 Sep: at 10AM. A five hour treking, including three hour on the Bødalsbreen glacier. Children under tvelwe years are not allowed. kr 500.
  • Skålatårnet (Skåla tower), Loen. Those with strong leg muscles can walk to the tower, on top of the mountain 1848 m (6063 ft). Needless to say, the view is magnificent.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Budget

  • Loen pensjonat, Loen, +47 57877624 (fax: +47 57877678), [4].

Mid-range

  • Hotel Loenfjord, Loen, +47 57875700 (, fax: +47 57875751), [5].
  • Olden Fjordhotell, Olden, +47 57870400.

Splurge

Contact

Get out

If you want to see more dramatic nature, Geiranger is a good choice.



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