Round trip Skei – Førde - Skei
Skei - Førde - Skei.
Skei is a beautiful village located at the northeastern end of the Jølstravatnet lake, just west of the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The area was shaped by glaciers and water in constant movement. The trip starts by the Cirkle K station in the center of Skei.
“Explore Sunnfjord” are situated by the lake in the centre of Skei, and offer boat, kayak, bikes and SUP boards for rent. This is also the starting point for daily guided glaciers tours to the Haugabreen Glacier in Stardalen, Jølster, offered by “Bre og Fjell”.
The home of the famous painter Nikolai Astrup (1880 – 1928), Astruptunet, is located on the south side of the Jøstravatnet. Nikolai Astrup found inspiration and scenes for his superb works in the surrounding nature. The water that cuts through the landscape, the changing seasons and the varied light was a constant source of inspiration for Astrup. The nature in the area often has the same effect on visitors.
The bus ride along the Jølstravatnet lake is an awe inspiring experience. You can see how the colours are reflected in the water, and it is easy to see where Astrup got his inspiration.
After a 60 minute bus ride from Skei you arrive Førde. Førde is a small town with cafes, restaurants, hotels and good shopping.
You can also visit Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum (museum of modern art). The building the that museum is located in has been awarded an international prize for its distinctive architecture (architect: C. F. Møller). The building symbolizes an ice block that has slipped down from the surrounding mountains. The museum displays permanent exhibitions with works from their own collection, as well as temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Guided tours are offered on request. The museum also has a museum shop and a café.
On the bus ride back from Førde to Skei you can lean back in your seat and process your impressions; the magnificent scenery along the Jølstravatnet lake and the exciting cultural experiences in Førde.
Departure from: Skei terminal
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.
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