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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[edit]

By plane[edit]

Closest airport is in Sandane (IATA: SDN).

By car[edit]

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

By bus[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • 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.  edit
  • Kjendalen glacier (Kjendalsbreen).  edit
  • Lodal lake (Lodalsvatnet). Lodalsvatnet is surounded by high mountains. Becouse of small ice-crystal, the water sometime is green.  edit
  • Singerheimen, Olden, +47 57873106 (), [3]. The home of the american explorer and painter William Singer. Hosts his paintings and collected artifacts.  edit
  • Waterfalls, Olden. Lots of waterfalls add to the scenery. The one near the Tjugensetra village is simply brieftaking, but there are lot's of more reacheable ones.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Bike rental, (Touristinformation). There are some queit, and relative flat roads.  edit
  • 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.  edit
  • 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.  edit

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Budget[edit]

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

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Get out[edit]

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



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