Welcome to the cruise port guide Skjolden – Norway. Skjolden is a small fjord village located at one the ends of the seconds largest fjord in the world. Around 200 people make picturesque Skjolden their home. To be able to reach Skjolden your cruise ship needs to navigate the Lusterfjord and Sognefjord, which is Norway’s largest fjord. When your ship leaves open sea it will sail 200 km / 120 miles land inwards giving you the ultimate fjord experience along the way. Make sure to have your camera ready! Once you arrive in port you will have the incredible Norwegian nature at your doorstep. Read more about your options on what to see and do in the Skjolden cruise port guide underneath.
There are only a handful of stave churches left in Norway. The oldest is the Urnes stave church, which was build around 1130 AD. It is listed on the UNESCO world heritage list for its beauty and educational value. Enjoy this fascinating and unique piece of architecture which will take you back to times gone by. Find the Urnes Stave Church about 40 minutes drive south of Skjolden.
This is one of Norway’s most gorgeous national parks. Get close to nature and see the glaciers up close. This is where you will also find the Jostedalsbreen glacier which is the largest glacier on mainland Europe. Find Jostedalsbreen National Park about an hour drive north of Skjolden.
You might be interested in visiting a unique attraction in the Norwegian fjords: a lama farm. You can visit the farm or even go on a lama walk along the riverside. The farm is located in town. See map above for its exact location.
Jotumheimen is known for its high alpine mountain range. It has over 200 mountain peaks over 2000 meter / 6500 ft. This national park is home to glaciers, lakes and many waterfalls. Go for a scenic drive on the tourist route Sognefjellsvegen, which is the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe. Find Jotunheimen National Park about 40 minute drive east drive of Skjolden.
Why not go for a nice 1 hour hike starting in town going to an incredible viewpoint? Total distance is 3,4 km roundtrip and the elevation is 120 meter. Download and print the route via the following link: http://www.skjolden.com/turar/06_eng.pdf
This famous waterfall has a free fall of over 218 meters, which makes it one of the highest waterfalls in Norway. You can take a short walk to reach the waterfall. You can also admire the Feigumfossen from the ship as you sail by. Find the waterfall about 14 km / 8 miles away from Skjolden. Find the Feigumfossen about 20 minute drive south of Skjolden.
This is the cruise dock of Skjolden. There is a cruise terminal available on the cruise dock with some basic facilities like a souvenir shop and maps. To walk to the city you simply walk from the cruise dock, through the cruise terminal and turn left when you can. Read all the information available about Skjolden cruise port in the cruise port guide.