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Skjolden

Skjolden is a village in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located at the end of the Lustrafjorden, a branch of the Sognefjorden. Skjolden is located at the innermost point of the Sognefjorden, Norway's longest fjord, and the length of the Sognefjorden is measured from Skjolden to the island of Ytre Sula where the fjord meets the ocean—over 200 km. The valleys of Mørkridsdal and Fortunsdal meet at Skjolden, just west of the Hurrungane mountains. Skjolden... read more

Harbardsbreen

Harbardsbreen is the 10th largest glacier in mainland Norway. It is located on the south side of the Tverrådalskyrkja mountain in the Breheimen mountain range in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.The glacier is inside Breheimen National Park, just northeast of the Spørteggbreen glacier. The village of Skjolden lies south of the glacier.Its highest point lies above sea level and its lowest point above sea level. read more

Barmøya

Barmøya or Barmen is a small island in Selje Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The island lies just off the mainland between the Stad and the island of Vågsøy. Most of the islands 50 or so residents live on the southern shore in a small village that is known as Barmen. There is a small car ferry that runs from Barmen to the mainland to the south. The eastern half of the island is made up of the tall mountain ''Skjolden''. read more

Fortun

Fortun is a village in Luster Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located in the Fortundalen valley, just east of Skjolden, at the innermost part of the Lustrafjorden. The Sognefjellsvegen road passes through the village. Fortun is an old church site, having a stave church on the site since the 12th century. The present Fortun Church was built in 1879 in the village, and it serves the eastern part of the municipality. The Hurrungane mountains lie just to the south... read more

Spørteggbreen

Spørteggbreen is a glacier in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is the 12th largest glacier in Norway. It lies between the Jostedalsbreen and Harbardsbreen glaciers. The glacier lies inside Breheimen National Park. The village of Jostedal lies to the west and the village of Skjolden lies to the southeast.Grånosi (in the northeastern part of the glacier) is the highest point on the glacier at above sea level, and the lowest point is at above sea level. read more

Prestesteinsvatnet

Prestesteinsvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway, with a small part of the lake crossing over into the neighboring municipality of Lom (in Oppland county). The lake sits at an elevation of above sea level. It lies along the south side of the Sognefjellsvegen road, just to the north of the mountain Fannaråki and the Fannaråkbreen glacier. The lake sits just outside the borders of Jotunheimen National Park. The village of Skjolden lies about to... read more

Sentraltind

Sentraltind (also known as ''Sentraltinden'' or ''Vestre Styggedalstind'') is a mountain in the Hurrungane mountains in the Jotunheimen mountain range. The tall mountain is located in the eastern part of the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is the 10th highest summit in Norway. Sentraltind lies on a ridge between Store Skagastølstind-Vetle Skagastølstind and Store Styggedalstind-Jervvasstind. The mountain is east of the village of Skjolden.==Name==The first element... read more

Luster (village)

Luster is a village in Luster Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the western shore of the Lustrafjorden, at the mouth of the river Dalsdalselvi. Norwegian County Road 55 runs through the village, which is about half-way between the villages of Skjolden and Nes. Dale Church was built in the village of Luster in 1240 and it is still in use.== Name ==The name (Old Norse ''Lústr'') originally belonged to the fjord (now Lustrafjorden). The name is derived from... read more

Store Austanbotntind

Store Austanbotntind (official form on maps ''Store Austanbotntinden'') is a mountain on the border of the municipalities of Luster and Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is the highest peak in the western part of the Hurrungane mountain range. The mountain is located in Jotunheimen National Park, about southeast of the village of Skjolden. The easiest route to the summit involves climbing, though relatively easy, and crossing of an exposed snow flank.The nearby mountains Store Skagastølstind,... read more

Vetle Skagastølstind

Vetle Skagastølstinden (or ''Vesle Skagastølstind'') is one of the peaks constituting Skagastølstindane ("Skagastøl peaks") in the Hurrungane mountain range, and is among Norway's highest. The tall mountain is located in the eastern part of the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It lies directly between the mountains Midtre Skagastølstind, Store Skagastølstind, and Sentraltind. The mountains Store Styggedalstinden and Jervvasstind lie to the east, and the village... read more

Midtre Skagastølstind

Midtre Skagastølstind is one of the peaks constituting Skagastølstindane ("Skagastøl peaks") in the Hurrungane mountain range. The tall mountain lies in the eastern part of the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The mountain lies in between Nordre Skagastølstind, Vetle Skagastølstind, and Store Skagastølstind. The mountains Store Styggedalstinden, Jervvasstind, and Sentraltind all lie about to the east of this mountain. The village of Skjolden lies about to the... read more

Gaupne

Gaupne is the administrative center of the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village has a population (2013) of 1,157; giving the village a population density of . The village is located along the Gaupnefjorden, an arm of the Lustrafjorden, about north of the village of Hafslo. The village of Veitastrond is located across the mountains to the northwest. The Sognefjellsvegen road passes through here on its way to the village of Skjolden and beyond.Gaupne sits at... read more

Jervvasstind

Jervvasstind (also known as: ''Gjertvasstind'' and ''Østre Styggedalstind'') is Norway's ninth highest mountain. The tall mountain lies in the Hurrungane mountains in the eastern part of the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It lies on the eastern end of a mountain ridge including the mountains (west to east) Store Skagastølstind-Vetle Skagastølstind-Sentraltind-Store Styggedalstind-Jervvasstind. The village of Skjolden is located to the west.==Name==The first element... read more

Tverrådalskyrkja

Tverrådalskyrkja is a mountain on the border between the municipalities of Luster (in Sogn og Fjordane county) and Skjåk (in Oppland county), Norway. It is part of the Breheimen mountain range within Breheimen National Park, just north of the large Harbardsbreen glacier. It is north of the village of Skjolden in Luster and southwest of Bismo in Skjåk.The tall main peak is also called ''Store Tverrådalskyrkja''. About southwest of the main peak, there is a second peak at a height of , called... read more

Sognefjellsvegen

The Sognefjellsvegen or Sognefjellsveien is the highest mountain pass road in Northern Europe. Part of County Road 55, it is located in Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane counties in Norway. It is a national tourist road and starts in the village of Lom in the municipality of Lom, it then travels over the Sognefjell mountain area, and it ends in the village of Gaupne in the municipality of Luster. The road was opened on 16 July 1938. The road passes through the Jotunheimen, Hurrungane, and Breheimen... read more

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