At the end of Norway's longest Fjord and the Gateway to the National Parks
The charming village of Skjolden is called the gateway to the national parks due to the short distance to no less than three of the most important national parks - Jotunheimen, Breheimen and Jostedalsbreen. The village is also nestled between Northern Europe’s highest mountain pass, Sognefjellet (1434 m.a.s.l.), and the spectacular Jostedal Glacier – the largest glacier on the European mainland. Guests experience genuine Norwegian hospitality and nature beyond imagination. Skjolden is also home to Urnes Stave Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The approach is by the picturesque Lustrafjord, which is emerald green because of the melting water from the glaciers. Along both shores of the fjord there are beautiful villages and lush cultural landscapes where fruits and berries are grown on small, idyllic farms.