Cruising to Gudvangen, Norway


Gudvangen tourist information.

Gudvangen, NorwayGudvangen is a village in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Gudvangen Fjordtell is a popular tourist destination and ideal place to begin a tour of the Sognefjord area’s many attractions located at the end of the Nærøyfjord where the Nærøydalselvi river empties into the fjord.

Gudvangen Fjordtell was built with the purpose that you at any time are able to enjoy the fantastic view of the glorious Næøryfjord. One third of the main building is designed in glass. This makes it possible to enjoy the view both in sunny and inclement weather.

Gudvangen is a popular tourist destination and is located at the end of the Nærøyfjord where the Nærøydalselvi river empties into the fjord.  The Nærøyfjord is the most beautiful and most wild of the side arms to the Sogn fjord. Beautiful nature with steep mountain sides, snow covered mountain tops, wild waterfalls and a live cultural landscape. See farms holding on to the steep hill sides along the fjord which is 10 miles long and only 750 feet wide at the most narrow parts. A boat trip on the Nærøy fjord is certainly one of the most dramatic fjord experiences you could possibly have in Europe. Whether you choose ferry, a smaller boat or kayak the experience is unique. You can also combine a boat trip with fjord fishing and/or a hike along parts of the fjord.

The name Gudvangen (Old Norse: Guðvangir) comes from the old farm name. The first element is gud meaning a “heathen god”. The vang(en) word is still in use referring the open space in front of a place of worship like Aurlandsvangen and Vossevangen. In Gudvangen, there have been several places of worship since pre-Christian times