Attractions

Museum in Balestrand

Norwegian Museum of Travel & Tourism

A museum examining the history of tourism might not immediately sound like the biggest must-see, but bear with us: the story of how people travelled around the fjords, and how the landscape and culture has been chan…
Church in Balestrand

Church of St Olav

Often known locally as 'the English Church', this charming wooden chapel was built in 1897 in the style of a traditional stave church. It gets its nickname from the lady who built it: English expat Margaret Green, w…
Archaeological Site in Balestrand

Viking Age Barrows

Less than 1km south along the fjord, excavation of this pair of barrows revealed remnants of a boat, two skeletons, jewellery and several weapons. One mound is topped by a statue of legendary King Bele, erected by G…
Aquarium in Balestrand

Sognefjord Aquarium

This modest, rather old-fashioned aquarium focuses on the saltwater inhabitants of the Sognefjord, with some 24 aquariums stocked with crustaceans, fish and plankton. It's interesting enough to while away a couple o…