Olden, Norway
photo by Suomi Star

Olden is a village in Sogn og Fjordane. This article also deals with the neighbour village Loen . Since they from a travelers view is one destination. They are both surrounded by high mountains, and at the fjord Nordjord. The glacier Jostedalsbreen is not far away.

Getting there

By plane

Closest airport is in Sandane (IATA : SDN).

By car

Olden and Loen is on route 60, who is conected by E39, 40 km (25 mi) away. And with route 15.

By bus

There are busroutes from Bergen, Førde, Ålesund and Trondheim.


  • Briksdal glacier (Briksdalsbreen) , +47 57876800, 20 km (12 mi) from Olden, in the end of the valley, Perhaps one of the most famous glacier in norway. A part of Jostedalsbreen. There is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the parkingspace to the glacier. From there you could walk, or be transported with special cars.

  • Kjendalen glacier (Kjendalsbreen)

  • Lodal lake (Lodalsvatnet), Lodalsvatnet is surounded by high mountains. Becouse of small ice-crystal, the water sometime is green.

  • Singerheimen , +47 57873106, +47 57873106, Olden, The home of the american explorer and painter William Singer. Hosts his paintings and collected artifacts.

  • Waterfalls, Olden, Lots of waterfalls add to the scenery. The one near the Tjugensetra village is simply brieftaking, but there are lot's of more reacheable ones.

Things to do

  • Bike rental, Touristinformation, There are some queit, and relative flat roads.

  • Glacier walking, +47 57876800 or +47 57874040 , 10 Jun-15 Sep: at 10AM, Meet at Sande Camping, A five hour treking, including three hour on the Bødalsbreen glacier. Children under tvelwe years are not allowed.

  • Skålatårnet (Skåla tower), Loen, Those with strong leg muscles can walk to the tower, on top of the mountain 1848 m (6063 ft). Needless to say, the view is magnificent.



  • Loen pensjonat , +47 57877624, Loen


  • Hotel Loenfjord , +47 57875700, +47 57875700, Loen

  • Olden Fjordhotell, +47 57870400, Olden


  • Hotel Alexandra , +47 57875000, +47 57875000, Loen

Get out

If you want to see more dramatic nature, Geiranger is a good choice.

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