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Introducing Lærdalsøyri

The village of Lærdalsøyri, usually called Lærdal, is where the lovely green dale of the same name (whose fertile lower reaches produce the juiciest of cherries) meets the fjord. A quiet place nowadays, it was once a busy port, where produce from the surrounding area was loaded on Bergen-bound boats, which also bore so many rural emigrants on the first stage of their journey to a new life in the US.

If you're planning to camp anywhere within the western fjords, this place, which locals claim is Norway's second-driest village, is your spot!