Travel guides and tips for travelling to the Aurlandsfjord and Aurland, Norway – written by a local.

  • view of aurlandsfjord
    Aurland,  Destinations,  Main Attractions,  Things to do

    Stegastein Viewpoint [A Local’s Guide]

    I grew up in Aurland and am often asked questions about the most popular tourist attraction/sight here – The Stegastein Viewpoint. I live so close to it that you can actually see my house from the viewpoint! So, it’s about time I write a post sharing all the information I have, so you have an in-depth guide to this crowd-pleaser of an attraction in Norway. The Stegastein Viewpoint (or Stegastein Lookout or Stegastein Viewing Platform as some call it) is a part of the Norwegian Scenic Routes – Aurlandsfjellet (one of the 18 most beautiful road stretches in Norway). These routes combine nature with architecture and design in the most…

  • A fjordsafari boat driving fast across the fjord, with tall mountains and blue skies in the background
    Aurland,  Destinations,  Things to do

    16 Things to do in Aurland, Norway [A Local’s Guide]

    As the largest village along the Aurlandsfjord, there are lots of great things to do in Aurland, Norway! This is the village where I grew up, and I know it like the back of my hand. So trust me, this is the best guide to activities in Aurland you can find. The village is located around 10 minutes from Flåm (or 20 minutes if you are travelling by ferry on the fjord), and should definitely be included when you visit the Aurlandsfjord region! People tend to stay in Aurland as an alternative to Flåm, and especially when the hotels in Flåm are fully booked. However, there are many reasons you…

  • Aurland,  Destinations,  Outdoor Activities,  Things to do

    Hikes in Aurland – Questions Answered!

    I’m back with another round of questions to answer! I recently got some questions via email that I thought would be helpful to everyone, and decided to answer them here. These questions all relate to the Aurland hikes I mention in this post. In the past I have answered questions about the Norway in a Nutshell tour in a similar manner here. First I have pasted the questions I received, and then I proceed to answer them one by one below! As always, feel free to leave a comment if something is left unanswered! Questions about the hikes in Aurland Hello, And thank you so much for your blog.  It…

  • Accommodation & Dining,  Aurland,  Destinations

    Vangsgaarden Hotel Review, Aurland

    Tucked away in stunning Aurland (my hometown!), at the hilt of the Sognefjord – (the longest fjord in the world, in case you were wondering) – you’ll find an absolute treasure: Vangsgaarden! It’s not just any hotel; it’s the one that I, your trusty Norwegian travel blogger, have the joy of calling my childhood haunt. I know, right? Who gets to say they grew up in a place like this! Every nook and cranny, every garden path, every delectable dish served here, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. Not just because I grew up running around the gardens, but also because I worked in the bar and reception from I…

  • sinjarheim farm, aurlandsdalen farm
    Aurland,  Destinations,  Outdoor Activities,  Things to do

    Aurlandsdalen Valley – Complete Hiking Guide

    Norway has a diverse range of landscapes to explore, with everything from fjords to rivers, waterfalls to mountains, and glaciers to lakes. This extraordinary variation in terrain makes it perfect for hiking, and so Norway has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts through the year. The Aurlandsdalen Valley is one of the hikes Norwegians and tourists alike have on their bucket list. As a result, I am quite proud to tell people that I grew up here and that I have this hike in my back yard! The Aurlandsdalen hike is not just rewarding in terms of scenery but it is also one of Norway’s best hikes – no lie!…