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Welcome to Sogn og Fjordane Fylke (County)
Hurrungane is a wild and rugged mountain area on Sognefjellet, bordering to Jotunheimen. More than 20 peaks exceeding 2000m can be found here. Store Skagastølstind (2405m) is the highest mountain in this region, in addition to being the highest in Sogn and Fjordane county, and the 3rd highest mountain in Norway. While Store Skagastølstind, and some other mountain require climbing on the easiest routes, many of the tops can be reached by hikers and scramblers.
Among the very finest things to do in this area, is a traverse of the Skagastølsryggen and Styggedalsryggen mountain ridges. These are long and demanding mountaineering routes which require good physical condition, endurance, good weather and equipment for alpine climbing.
Jostedalsbreen is Norway's largest glacier. The glacier high point is Høgste Breakulen (1957m), while the highest top connecting to the glacier is Lodalskåpa (2083m). While the 2-3-day classic glacier traverse (on skis) attracts the crowds in the April-May timeframe, the glacier also offers plenty of routes for day-trips, on foot or on skis, depending on the time of year. Being caught on the glacier in bad weather is a serious state, as most of the descent routes are demanding, and they don't come in large numbers.
Several others glaciers are also found in this region, which is referred to as Breheimen - the home of the glaciers.
Sognefjorden, and its fjord-arms are major tourist attractions. While it is nice to be on a cruise-ship and take the mighty mountains into view, it is (at least) equally satisfying to look at the fjord from the same mountains. Many fine routes begin by the fjord and end inland. The route across Meneseggi is one example. Førdefjorden and Nordfjord are also significant, long fjords in this county.
Stølsheimen is a large mountain plateau located south of Sognefjorden, and borders to Hordaland county. This region is well suited for ski-trips and hikes that go for days, and one can sleep at the self-served huts, owned by the Norwegian Mountain Touring Association (DNT).
These are just few examples of Sogn og Fjordane regions which has a lot to offer
their visitors. The coastal region, Sunnfjord, Nordfjord, and the high-country
mountain region bordering to Møre og Romsdal have not been forgotten. The book
Opptur (Anne Rudsengen) describes 267 hikes in this county, and is highly
recommended literature for anyone interested in trips in this county.
Map of Sogn and Fjordane. Copyright Sogn og Fjordanel Fylkeskommune.