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Førde is a town in Sogn og Fjordane.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There is a small airport situated 16 km south of the town, (IATA: FDE) which is served by Widerøe. There are four flights a day from Oslo, and two flights a day from Bergen.

By bus[edit]

There are express buses [6], three times a day to Oslo (approx. 8 hours), three times a day to Bergen (3 1/2 hour) and two times a day to Ålesund. Local buses to Florø eleven times a day.

By car[edit]

Førde is situated at the E39 highway. You can reach Førde along this from Bergen or Ålesund. Or Route 5 towards Florø.

Get around[edit]

The town is spread around, so a car would be practical.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Sunnfjord Museum, +47 57721220 (), [1]. Opening hours: man-fri 10-16, sat/sun 12-17 (from 1.6. to 30.6. and from 16.8. to 31.8. ), man-fri 10-18, sat/sun 12-17 (from 1.7. to 15.8.), man-fri 10-15 (from 1.9. to 31.5.). Open air museum and historical and contemporary exhibitions. Adult: 60 kr, Children: Free.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Sunnfjord Skisenter Blomlia, +47 57820677. Skiing slopes.  edit
  • Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, +47 97421565, [2]. Opening hours: 11-18 (from 15. June to 31. Aug.), 11-16 (Sept.-15. June). Art gallery with café. 75 kr for adults.  edit
  • Førdefestivalen, [3]. Førdefestivalen, or Førde Traditional and World Music Festival is a music festival that turns the town upside-down for a few days, with artists from all over the world. July 4-7.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Om att, Hafstadvegen 41. Second hand clothes and accessories, fair trade articles and toys.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Olefine Conditori, Hafstadvegen 48, [4]. Traditional café owned by Naustdal Dampbakeri, a bakery established in 1888. Although the café is not very cozy or elegant, the cakes are delicious.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • Førde Pensjonat, Halbrendslia 14, +47 57821164.  edit
  • Førde Vandrerhjem, Solvang 3, [5]. checkin: 17:00-22:00; checkout: 8:00-11:00.  edit


  • Quality Hotel Førde, Hafstadvegen 26, +47 57828110.  edit
  • Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel, Storehagen 2, 57834000.  edit


Get out[edit]

Route 13 to Balestrand is a scenic drive over the Gaularfjellet mountain pass. Beware that the road is closed in the winter.

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