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Fjaerland, Sognfjord

Fjærland is a village in Sogndal municipality, along the Fjærlandfjord, in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The centre in Fjærland is Mundal, about 3 km from the main road, down the fjord.

The Fjærlandfjord is a branch of Sognefjorden, the longest fjord in Norway. Nearby are the glacier arms Bøyabreenand “Supelabreen” (a part of the Jostedalsbreen glacier) and the Norsk Bremuseum. Glacier walks and fjord cruising are popular activities in the area.

Fjaerland is also known for its Norwegian Book Town, located at Mundal. There are book shops situated in old cow sheds and pig stys, there are also book shops on the Ferry quay and in the Hotel Mundal. The Mundal Hotel is an old wooden building in 19th century style still in business as a hotel. Until August 2008 the Hotel had been owned by the Orheim family for over a Hundred years.

Things to See & Do

* Jostedalsbreen glacier
* Norwegian Glacier Museum
* Norwegian Book Town at Mundal
* Hotel Mundal
* Flam Railway

General information

Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Norwegian krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area –km²
Population – 300 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 47

Port Location – The port is located at Mundal.

Transport Links – From Oslo or Bergen you can go by plane to Sogndal, Førde or Sandane airport.
Buses are available to and from Sogndal, Oslo and Stryn(via Skei).
Car ferries are available to/from Vangsnes, Hella og Balestrand four times a day.

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