YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Solvorn

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
Solvorn

Default Banner.jpg

Solvorn is an idyllic little village near the head of Sognefjord, West Norway.

Understand[edit]

It was once an important trading place, connecting farms in the region with Bergen. Now it is peaceful, full of character and beautifully maintained.

Get in[edit]

There are frequent buses from Sogndal.

There are very detailed and up-to-date transport timetables and itineraries online.

Get around[edit]

Eplet Bed & Apple has new mountain bikes in great condition to rent, and can advise on the best bike trips in the area. The bike comes with a helmet and backpack, and a guide to the area. Price: 150NOK per day for Eplet guests, 250NOK per day for others.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Opposite Solvorn - on the other side of the Lustrafjord - lies Urnes Stave Church, the oldest and most important stave church in Norway and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ferry from Solvorn to Urnes runs every hour during Summer and takes 20 minutes. 37 NOK per adult, 19 NOK per child.
  • Galleri Walaker holds exhibitions by local and national artists. Open every day except Monday, 12:00-17:00.

Do[edit][add listing]

Hiking[edit]

There is a wide selection of marked and unmarked hikes in and around Solvorn.

  • You can hike up Molden for spectacular views at 1118masl up and down the Lustrafjord.
  • For a whole day hiking, try Solvornnipa.
  • There are also beautiful, more relaxing hikes in the Solvorn valley.

Solvorn is also the perfect base for hiking daytrips in the wider Lustrafjord region.

Biking[edit]

Solvorn is perfectly located for daytrips by bike by the fjord, the lakes and in the mountains.

  • You can take the ferry over to Urnes and cycle along the Romantic Road to Feigumsfossen, the second highest free-falling waterfall in Norway.

You can cycle along the Dramatic Road to Veitastrond, experiencing steep mountain sides, deep blue lakes, and a glacier at the end.

For a longer trip, cycle around the head of the Lustrafjord. 70km in total.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There is a small village grocery store, Naerbutikken, open 7 days a week, selling food, ice cream and postcards.

There is a small shop in the reception of Eplet Bed & Apple selling a variety of fruit juices and jams made from the garden.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

There is a cafe serving Thai food, joint to Naerbutikken, the shop.

Splurge[edit]

The Walaker Hotel serves an excellent 4-course, set menu dinner with wine recommendations. This is served at 19.30 in the restaurant in the main building and is an important part of the Walaker experience. In the main season (June-August) it is recommended to reserve dinner in advance because the restaurant will be full.


Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

Eplet Bed & Apple is a small family run guesthouse, backpackers hostel and campsite in the centre of the village. Friendly, sociable, very relaxing atmosphere. Fully equipped kitchen, living room with wifi, library, games and ambient music. Garden with hammocks, crocket golf and good quality bikes to rent. Private room: 690NOK first night, 620NOK following nights. Bed in dorm: 220NOK. Tent: 110NOK per person. Bike rental: Free for guests staying 5+ nights, 150NOK for Eplet guests, 250NOK for others. See website for much more information on the area and the hostel. Email: [email protected]

Splurge[edit]

The Walaker Hotel

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Create category

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!