A weekend break in Sandane in Sogn og Fjordane
Visit Sandane to experience the magnificent scenery when out at sea or atop one of the nearby glaciers. You can also learn about how life has changed for people on the coast over the last millennia. Sandane is also the perfect place to go hiking or for a bike ride and experiencing the breath-taking views of the Norwegian countryside.
Sandane is the furthest inland village on the Gloppenfjorden fjord and it has a population of around 2,280 people. The area is great for those looking for a spot of retail therapy, with the Sandane senter being the area’s main shopping centre. Owing to Sandane’s location, the area offers all the best in scenic views across the waters and of the mountains that characterise this part of Norway.
If you are visiting with children, you should visit the Sjøa farm, where there are various horse-related activities available. The Briksdalsbreen glacier is situated close to Sandane, where people come from all over the world to see its roaring waterfalls and high peaks. If you're interested in a spot of glacier climbing, a holiday in Sandane is just the ticket. Don’t forget to visit the Nordfjord Folkemuseum, where you can see various old buildings and antiques.
The area around Sandane is also perfect for hiking. You can walk up to Fjellbygda and take in the beautiful views from there. Sandane itself is not very large, but if you’d like to explore the area at your own pace, make sure to hire a car.
Sandane has its own airport, so it's perfect for those travelling from further afield. You may need to stop over in Oslo or another part of Norway on your way, such as Førde or Bergen. From Førde, the drive to Sandane takes one hour and fifteen minutes, whereas the journey from Bergen to Sandane takes around four and a half hours.
Sandane and the surrounding area boast numerous nature experiences and lots of Norwegian history for visitors to enjoy, so make sure to book your next holiday to Sandane.