Introducing Valldal & Around
Valldal is a place that people tend to pass through, having driven over the famous Trollstigen pass from Åndalsnes or savoured the exquisitely beautiful ferry journey from Geiranger. Perched in a nick of Norddalsfjord, its agricultural surrounds lay claim to being Europe’s northernmost orchards. Here apples, pears and even cherries thrive – and you’ll also find strawberries in profusion, commemorated in an annual Strawberry Festival, usually on the last weekend in July.
To sample the goods, whatever the season, call by Syltetøysbutikken (
The tourist office (
From Valldal you can experience a four-hour white-water rush (Nkr590; 11am daily May to September) down the Valldøla River. Contact Valldal Naturopplevingar (