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Kaupanger, Norway
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About Kaupanger

Discover history, culture and spectacular landscapes in Kaupanger. The village is set on the shores of a glacier-carved fjord and has been settled since the Viking Age. Visit a centuries-old stave church, enjoy a scenic boat tour along the fjord and hike in the surrounding mountains.

Things to do in Kaupanger

Kaupanger is set on the banks of Sognefjorden, one of the largest, deepest and most beautiful fjords in Norway. It’s nicknamed the “King of the Fjords” and is dotted with quaint towns and villages like Kaupanger. Boat tours are a wonderful way to explore the fjord and soak in the dramatic scenery.

Hiking is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Western Fjords. You’ll find options for every age and fitness level, ranging from family-friendly trails to challenging peaks. The Amlaholten Loop is a local favourite and takes you through an elevated pine forest, with stunning fjord views along the way.

Stepping into Kaupanger Stave Church feels like travelling back in time. The ancient wooden church dates back to the 1100s and is a treasured Norwegian Cultural Heritage Site. It’s been beautifully maintained over the centuries and features decorative wall paintings and an elaborate chancel arch.

Learn about local history, culture and folklore at the open-air Sogn Folkmuseum. The museum is peppered with dozens of traditional buildings, including homes, farmhouses and a schoolhouse. Follow the walking trails through the grounds and read the informative panels. Enjoy a picnic on the grass and meet friendly animals at the miniature farm.

Getting around Kaupanger

Kaupanger is compact and easy to get around on foot. The village is in Vestland County, a four-hour drive from Bergen. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore the Western Fjords at your own pace, and car ferries run between Kaupanger and Gudvangen in 2.5 hours. Bergen Airport is a four-hour drive away.

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