The museums of Sogn og Fjordane recently launched a museumpass which gives you access to thirteen museums in the county for only 179 NOK! You can buy the pass at all the museums and with one of these in your pocket you can experience many exciting exhibitions and activities, guided tours, hikes at the open-air museum, and different events. You will find three of the museums along the scenic route Gaularfjellet.
The Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism
The Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism is located in Balestrand, between the fjord and mountains and by the beach of the Sognefjord. Here you can get to know a village with a long tradition of tourism, which was also once home to an artist colony.
Inside the newly built museum you can explore the development and history of tourism in our mountain and fjord landscape. It shares stories of voyages of discovery and the risky building of roads in challenging terrains, as well as how some villages and places became sought-after destinations.
Opening times: 01.07 – 30.09 all days 10 am – 6 pm
Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum
What has the artist added to and left out from his representation? What has she or he emphasized? In what different ways has the artist depicted nature, the seasons and the light?
From the 28th of June “I Naturen” (In Nature) is showing at the Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum in Førde. Representation of landscape and nature has a long history within art. To celebrate the 150-year anniversary of the Norwegian Trekking Association, the museum has curated a selection of works from their collection around the theme of nature.
The motifs are mountains, ocean, fjords, sky, forest and flora, the seasons and people enjoying, longing for and wondering in nature.
Opening times: All year Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Sunnfjord Museum is located by Lake Movatnet east of Førde. Their collections and buildings portray the daily life of people living in Sunnfjord from 1500 to 1900, and makes for a rich cultural experience. You can join a guided tour, see the exhibitions, and visit the herb garden and the museum shop.
The museum also has a beautiful outdoor area with cozy sitting spots tucked in between the houses. The houses are also for hire and offer a really nice and historical atmosphere for meetings and celebrations.
You are always welcome at Sunnfjord Musem – whether you are seeking knowledge or just need to relax in astonishing surroundings.
Opening times: 01.07 – 15.08 Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm | Weekend 12 – 5 pm
For more unique experiences along the scenic route of Gaularfjellet, check out this link!