"Hiking bus" from Aurlandsdalen

With the «Hiking bus» it is easy to get back to Flåm and Aurland from Vassbygdi or Geiteryggen. From the bus you can see lakes, rocks and valleys, farms and remnants from earlier days. The bus passes through Aurlandsvangen, the community center in Aurland, and also drives by the Turlidfossen waterfall. The drive goes along the beautiful Aurlandsfjord, where the old farm Otternes is situated underneath the mountains. Otternes is a colleciton of 27 old buildings. Note! The “Hiking bus” is popular, and on some days and for some part of the trip it may be necessary to get an extra bus. In those cases you may have to wait for some time before the extra bus is in place. Other distances If you wish to take the "hiking bus" on other distances, for example Vassbygdi - Geiteryggen,  you find this possibility under the trip "Hiking bus to Aurlandsdalen". About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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"Hiking bus" to Aurlandsdalen

The «hiking bus» takes you from Flåm, Aurland or Vassbygdi to Østerbø or Geiteryggen, which are great starting points for hikes in the Aurlandsdalen valley. On the drive from Flåm to Aurlandsdalen, you drive in beautiful scenery. First you drive along the magnificent Aurlandsfjord, where the old farm Otternes is situated at the foot of the mountains. Otternes consists of a collection of 27 old buildings. The bus drives through Aurlandsvangen, the community center in Aurland, and also pass the Turlidfossen waterfall before the bus goes on to Vassbygdi, a traditional farming community and a start and stop point for hiking routes in the Aurlandsdalen valley. If you take the bus further up the valley, you will see more of the magnificent scenery. Lakes, rocks, valleys and cultural treasures such as old farms and dairy farms. The lush valley gradually changes to mountain landscape as you move further up. The Aurlandsdalen valley is wild and beatiful, rich in experiences from high mountain terrain to abundant, lively valleys. This is a meeting place for mighty mountains, roaring waterfalls, quiet lakes and lush valleys with herbs, forests and fantastic historic landscapes. In this long valley you can hike for days in both directions with overnight stays in tourist cabins, or you can take shorter hikes combines with a bus trip. The old road between eastern and western Norway curls through the valley, an important transport and travelling way in earlier days. Along this route you find remnants that tells the story about a rich farming life in the past. Note! The “hiking bus” is popular, and on some days and for some part of the trip it may be necessary to get an extra bus. In those cases you may have to wait for some time before the extra bus is in place. Other distances If you wish to take the "hiking bus" on other distances,  you find other options under the trip "Hiking bus from Aurlandsdalen". For more information about hiking routes, accomodation, etc., see www.sognefjord.no. About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Atlantic Fjord Coast 2 days

Join us on this guided paddling holiday on the Atlantic Fjord Coast of Norway, and paddle in the Fishermen's footsteps.

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Car Rental

Rent a car during your stay in Olden. By car you have time to visit several attractions in one day. We are happy to give you guidance of where to go. Map included. € 160 : Ford Focus Titanium (or similar)- 5 seats, GPS incl.   Third party insurance included Collision damage waiver (Excess NOK 10000) Free mileage    

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E-bike & Hike Ålesund

E-bike and Hike in Ålesund This is a 3.5 hour e-bike & hike trip starting from our activity center in Ålesund. We start off with a 20 minute bike ride through the picturesque city center of Ålesund, one of Norway’s finest cities on the west coast. After arriving at the bottom of mount Sukkertoppen (sugar loaf mountain) we start our hike up to the top 314 meters above sea level. The way up takes you through the calm and colourful forest and opens up to magnificent views for the other 3/4 of the hike walking over a the very broad ridge of Sukkertoppen. Once you have reached the top you are rewarded with a 360° panoramic view giving you an overview over the Sunnmøre alps to the southeast, Storfjorden to the east, the North-Sea west and the city of Ålesund at your feet, don’t forget your camera!  WHY GO ON A E-BIKE & HIKE WITH US IN ÅLESUND? All our guides have the best local knowledge of the area and will assure your safety along the whole trip. During the trip you get to experience nature’s finest resulting in a great day in the Norwegian outdoors. We are the areas biggest activity center providing clients from all over the world with unique and memorable experiences.

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Fjord Kayaking Hellesylt

Half day kayak trip from our base in Hellesylt

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Florø - Svanøy - Florø

Round trip from Florø to Svanøy – “The pearl of Sunnfjord” This trip takes you to Svanøy, known as the pearl of Sunnfjord. Svanøy is a verdant island with a fascinating history. From Florø, the local boat sails through a magnificent landscape to the bay of Svanøy, Svanøybukt. Svanøybukt is popular with locals and holidaymakers alike. Historic Svanøy Hovedgård is just 10 minutes walk from Svanøybukt. In its time, the manor house has been home to both aristocrats and bishops. 5 km beyond her is Norsk Hjortesenter – the Norwegian Deer Centre, a national centre of expertise on the red deer, where you can experience the deer at close quarters! In Svanøybukt, you`ll find a general store and an inn. You can get a free map of the island and hire bikes at the general store. Cycling around this verdant island is a fantastic experience. Why not ring +47 57 74 00 29 to reserve a bike in advance? Next to the general store is the inn, Svanøy Kro, where you can enjoy vension or salmon burgers made locally using ingredients sourced from the area. Departure from: Florø quay (kai) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Florø quay - Florø quay

Evening cruise in the Florø archipelago Join in on an evening cruise in the Florø archipelago on board the local boat. This trip takes you island hopping from Florø to many of the charming islands surrounding the coastal town. On board the boat you can relax in comfortable chairs and enjoy the incredible views passing by.  If you want a more energizing experience, head out to the open deck and feel the wind through your hair. The public boat transport is very important for the local community. Most of the islands have no road connections and the boat binds the communities together by transporting passengers, mail and groceries. You’ll sail past numerous islands, including Batalden, Kinn and Reksta. The boat stops where there are deliveries to be made or passengers to pick up. The round trip lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Spotting wildlife is a common sight in the area so remember to keep your eyes open and your camera ready. Departure from: Florø quay (kai) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Florø quay - Kinn - Florø quay

Round trip from Florø quay to the saga island of Kinn This trip takes you with the local ferry from Florø to the beautiful, green saga island of Kinn. Let yourself be captivated by the island, its history and the beautiful scenery. When you disembark on Kinn, follow the road to the right to Kinn Church, one of the oldest stone churches in Norway. Restoration work means that the church is closed in 2019, but it is still a striking sight far out where the fjord meets the sea. The walk to the church takes approx. 30 minutes along a 1 km gravel road. From Kinn Church, you can walk towards the towering mountain cleft in two: Kinnaklova. And if you dare, you can climb it to enjoy the view. Use the same waymarked path up and down Kinnaklova, following it through the ravine. This path will take you back to the quay where the local ferry moors. The walk around the island is 4 km and takes about 2 hours. Note! You must telephone the boat before 14.30 to say that you want to be picked up from Kinn. The telephone number for the boat can be found in the passenger shelter at the quay. Departure from: Florø quay (kai) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Førde - Florø - Kinn - Florø - Førde

Round trip from Florø quay to the saga island of Kinn This trip starts with a bus trip from Førde to Florø, then takes you with the local ferry from Florø to the beautiful, green saga island of Kinn. Let yourself be captivated by the island, its history and the beautiful scenery. When you disembark on Kinn, follow the road to the right to Kinn Church, one of the oldest stone churches in Norway. Restoration work means that the church is closed in 2019, but it is still a striking sight far out where the fjord meets the sea. The walk to the church takes approx. 30 minutes along a 1 km gravel road. From Kinn Church, you can walk towards the towering mountain cleft in two: Kinnaklova. And if you dare, you can climb it to enjoy the view. Use the same waymarked path up and down Kinnaklova, following it through the ravine. This path will take you back to the quay where the local ferry moors. The walk around the island is 4 km and takes about 2 hours. Note! You must telephone the boat before 14.30 to say that you want to be picked up from Kinn. The telephone number for the boat can be found in the passenger shelter at the quay. From Florø, the trip back to Førde goes by bus. Departure from: Florø quay (kai) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Førde - Florø - Svanøy - Florø - Førde

Round trip from Førde to Svanøy – “The pearl of Sunnfjord” This trip starts with a bus trip from Førde to Florø. In Florø you have a little time to look around and make your way to the quay to catch the boat to Svanøy. Svanøy, known as the pearl of Sunnfjord, is a verdant island with a fascinating history. From Florø, the local boat sails through a magnificent landscape to the bay of Svanøy, Svanøybukt. Svanøybukt is popular with locals and holidaymakers alike. Historic Svanøy Hovedgård is just 10 minutes walk from Svanøybukt. In its time, the manor house has been home to both aristocrats and bishops. 5 km beyond her is Norsk Hjortesenter – the Norwegian Deer Centre, a national centre of expertise on the red deer, where you can experience the deer at close quarters! In Svanøybukt, you`ll find a general store and an inn. You can get a free map of the island and hire bikes at the general store. Cycling around this verdant island is a fantastic experience. Why not ring +47 57 74 00 29 to reserve a bike in advance? Next to the general store is the inn, Svanøy Kro, where you can enjoy vension or salmon burgers made locally using ingredients sourced from the area. When you come back from Svanøy to Florø you also have some time in Florø before the bus goes back to Førde. Departure from: Førde bus station About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Geiranger Fjord Adventure

Join us on this two day guided paddling holiday in the Geiranger fjord, one of the two UNESCO listed fjords of Norway.

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Glaciertrip to Lodalskåpa

Lodalskåpa is called “The vestland queen” and are the highest summit on Jostedalsglacier. This is an spectactular and exciting trip, and will set some demands on the one who want to enter the summit. We pass over 3 glaciers before we start the last climb up against the summit. This trip is a classic in the area and something that everyone should experience, even if “bratta-bakken” with it´s 700 vertical meter in one uphill ara a little bit of a killer. During the last part upp against the summit we have the possibility to secure ourself with ropes if we think the scrambling are a little bit to demanding. A trip that got everything, many vertical meters, long strech, glaciers and easy scrambling and the feeling of standing on the roof of Norway. The trip starts down at the idyllic Bødalssetra, one of the most famous startpoints for trips on Jostedalsbreen. When we reach the summit we have a 360° view, were we look down towards Jostedal in Sogn, the crevasses in Småttene and the Jostedal glacier that reaches further west.  

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Great Fjords - Ålesund, Storfjord and Geirangerfjord

Join us on this 6 day guided paddling vacation in one of the two UNESCO listed fjords of Norway

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Hand-led riding trips

Hand-led riding trips in the area around the Norwegian Fjord Horse Centre is a good activity for children who want a safe experience on one of our Fjord horses.

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Hiking the Fjords in 7 days from 2 bases

7 days fully guided fjord hiking from 2 different bases (each 3 nights), luxurious cabins with twin rooms

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Kayaking the dramatic Loen valley

Join us for an amazing kayaking experience in the dramatic Loen valley. As we navigate the green glacial water, the guide will tell you about the dark history of this hidden valley. The remnants of past disasters can still be seen. Surrounded by green water, towering mountains and rumbling waterfalls, it’s hard not to be impressed by the mighty nature. The feeling of being outdoors, of being part of a small team in great nature, captures all your senses. The beautiful, untamed nature and the valley´s dramatic history make a visit to the Loen valley an experience not to be missed. Included in this tour: Guide with navigation, safety and emergency equipment All the equipment required for kayaking Storytelling Prices: 2-3 hour trip - 990 NOK per person (min. 4 pers / 4000 NOK) 3-4 hour trip - 1190 NOK per person (min. 4 pers / 4500 NOK) 4-5 hour trip - 1250 NOK per person (min. 4 pers / 5000 NOK) 5-6 hour trip - 1490 NOK per person (min. 4 pers / 5500 NOK)   What to bring? – Water-Resistant/Waterproof jacket – Energy / additional snacks – Bottled water – Cap – Sunglasses – Small backpack with additional clothing layers (fleece/woolen sweater, etc.) – Camera is recommended, but on your own risk! Bring a small waterproof bag/purse if needed.  

Loen Skylift including transfer

Norway's new attraction has opened! Loen Skylift is located only 6 km from the Port of Olden, and will bring you from the fjord to the top of Mt. Hoven (1011 m) in only 5 minutes. Loen Skylift is one of the steepest cable cars in the world, and offer a breathtaking and unforgettable view of the Norwegian fjord landscape.  Each cabin (two) have room for 35 persons. Loen Skylift run continuously during operating hours, without fixed departures.  After 5 airy minutes, you arrive at the Mountain Station, and Hoven Restaurant where you will have a 210-degree panoramic view overlooking Mt. Skåla and Lake Lovatnet in the east, Jostedalsbreen Glacier and Olden in the south, and the Nordfjord that winds its way towards Stryn in the west. From Mount Hoven you can explore the mountain on your own in a comprehensive network of trails. On foot in the summer, or skiing or snowshoeing in winter. The possibilities are many – the choice is yours. Olden Adventure is offering a package including Loen Skylift and transfer directly to and from the cruise pier in Olden. Departures on the hour from the pier and every half hour from Loen throughout the day as long as the ship is docked in Olden is giving you as much time as you wish in Loen. Tickets for Loen Skylift will be handed out from our Olden Adventure office before boarding the shuttle bus. The office and the shuttle bus is located just outside the security gate.  

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Mt. Hornindalsrokken

Join us on a guided day trip and hike towards the famous Mt. Hornindalsrokken (1529 MASL). Standing on the top – with an altitude of 1527 meters above the sea level is an amazing feeling. The hike will provide you with breath-taking views over the spectacular Sunnmøre alps and the Nordfjord area.  Steep mountains in the surroundings, towering over 1800 m.a.s.l. Difficulty: More difficult. Suitable for people who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.  Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 12 yrs. Please contact us if you have any questions! Season: July – September   When? 08:00am to approximately 17:00 (5:00pm) (July - September: for available dates, please see calendar by clicking on ‘Dato’) Please contact us if your desire is not available - hello@destinate.no Duration: Total: 8-9 hours in average Briefing & coffee at Horndøla bru before departure: ~30 min.  What's included? Professional Guide carrying navigation, safety, and first-aid equipment Storytelling along the way about the area; local history and biodiversity etc. Hot beverages & snack during the hike Use of hiking poles (on request - please tell us when booking) What to bring? Proper hiking boots/shoes* A backpack with warmer clothing layers & rain-proof jacket inside Packed lunch & bottled water (min. 1,5 liters) *it is possible to rent both hiking boots and outdoor-clothing from us (Please tell us when booking). Languages: English and Norwegian Number of places:       Max 12 people   Please read the information above and "Terms and conditions" before booking.

Nigardsbreen-Breheimsenteret-Gaupne-Sogndal

One way trip from Nigardsbreen/Breheimsenteret to Sogndal This trip takes you from Nigardsbreen glacier or Breheimsenteret glacier center to Sogndal. The bus drives through the spectacular Jostedalen valley via Gaupne and past the small communities Marifjøra, Solvorn and Hafslo back to Sogndal. Departure from: Nigardsbreen glacier or Breheimsenteret glacier center About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Open Top Glacier Sightseeing

Open Top Glacier Sightseeing tour starts from  the cruise terminal and heading for a glacier view point 12 kilometers from the village. At the view point there will be 10 minutes photo stop. The tour goes along the beautiful emerald green Olden Lake surrounded by high mountains, waterfalls and untouched nature. There are also several interesting views of old architechtural buildings along the route.  

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Riding trips in Hjelmelandsdalen valley, afternoons at 16.00

We organise riding trips in Hjelmelandsdalen valley in cooperation with Harpefossen ski resort. The trip follows the historic Trondheim Post Road and lasts for 2–2.5 hours at walking pace.  Minimum age: 9 years.

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Sandane - Byrkjelo - Loen - Byrkjelo - Sandane

Roundtour Sandane – Loen – Sandane This trip takes you from Sandane via Byrkjelo to Loen. The bus ride itself is an experience and you get to see most of the nature Nordfjord has to offer. Forest, fjord and mountains are some of the high points and all of this you will see from the bus window. Well in Loen, you will find Loen Skylift, a spectacular attraction and adventure arena. One of the steepest gondolas in the world takes you from the fjord and 1011 meters straight up. A wonderful experience for both young and adults and the trip takes only 5 minutes.   If you are scared of heights, maybe its better to stay on the ground. At Loen Active, you can rent a bike and head for beautiful Lodalen. The bike ride to Lodalen between the high mountains and the ice blue water is something that must be experienced. Maybe it is tempting with a bath in the cold glacier water? If a bath is not tempting, but you want to see Lodalen from the lake, it is possible to rent kayaks and canoes at most campsites.   On the bus on the way to Sandane, the bus stops at Byrkjelo. There you have just enough time to stop by Baker Jon. They sell freshly baked bread and bake goods, and the store is full of local goods. Departure from:  Sandane bus station About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Sandane - Byrkjelo - Stryn - Byrkjelo - Sandane

Roundtrip Sandane – Stryn – Sandane This trip takes you from Sandane via Byrkjelo to Loen. The bus ride itself is an experience and you get to see most of the nature Nordfjord has to offer. Forest, fjord and mountains are some of the high points and all of this you will see from the bus window. In the summer, the streets of Stryn are full of people from all over the world. Therefore, it is nice to sit down at a cafe, like the local cafeteria or pub, buy a good meal and look at people walking in the streets.  If you need to do some shopping, Stryn is the right place. You can find everything from souvenirs to local clothing brands such as Ricco Vero and Skogstad. Stryn is not a big town, so everything is in walking distance. If you want to stretch your legs a bit after the bus trip, we can recommend to walk over the old bridge towards Årheim. The bridge was completed in 1860, and before you cross the bridge you can find a amall exhibition of how Stryn looked like over 100 years ago.   On the bus on the way to Sandane, the bus stops at Byrkjelo. There you have just enough time to stop by Baker Jon. They sell freshly baked bread and bake goods, and the store is full of local goods.     Departure from: Sandane bus station   About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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