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Gudvangen is a picturesque village situated at the very end of the stunning Nærøyfjord, surrounded by steep, majestic mountains. Apart from its breathtaking scenery, Gudvangen is rich in outdoor activities and Viking cultural heritage.
The Viking Village - Gudvangen. Norway
The Nærøyfjord - Gudvangen, Norway
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Gateway to the Nærøyfjord

Gudvangen serves as a gateway to the Nærøyfjord, one of Norway's most breathtaking natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by high mountains at the end of the tranquil fjord, it's the perfect destination for nature lovers. Here you can enjoy photography, relaxation kayak excursions and spectacular hikes. Gudvangen is a stop on the Norway in a Nutshell®tour, and you can easily add an overnight stay to your tour itinerary in this serene village.

Planning a road trip in Norway? The scenic car ferry between Gudvangen and Kaupanger is popular in the summer while discovering Norway by car or motorbike.
Kayaking on the Næroyfjord - Gudvangen, Norway
Kayaking Gudvangen

Viking heritage and scenic hikes

Gudvangen is home to the Njardarheimr Viking Village, a must visit for history enthusiasts and families alike. This reconstructed Viking settlement offer insights into Viking life through interactive exhibits, workshops and performances, year round.

Love hiking? Then you must try the spectacular UNESCO Nærøyfjord hike including a private guide and a light meal served in amazing surroundings!
The Viking Village - Gudvangen. Norway
Viking Village Gudvangen

Car Ferry to and from Gudvangen and Kaupanger

Explore three of Norway's most famous fjords on a scenic ferry ride from Gudvangen! Travel on a journey through some of the most beautiful fjord landscapes in Norway, including the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, the charming Aurlandsfjord, and the mighty and impressive Sognefjord.
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Experience more with Norway in a Nutshell®

Our most popular tour shows you the very best of Norway. See the stunning UNESCO-listed fjords. Ride the Bergen Railway and the Flåm Railway, two of the world's most scenic railway lines. The tour includes a visit to several traditional villages, where it's well worth spending an extra night. You can take the tour in a single day, but we recommend taking longer to experience even more.


  • Incredible scenery
  • A fjord cruise on the magnificent Nærøyfjord
  • The scenic Bergen Railway and the historic Flåm Railway
  • The quaint villages of Flåm and Gudvangen
  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, Voss, Geilo, or Flåm
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The best things to do in Gudvangen

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