Fjærland is located in Sogndal municipality in Sogn og Fjordane. Here, the mighty Sognefjord meets the Jostedalsbreen Glacier and lots of peopleconsider Fjærland to be the most beautiful glacier village in the world!
Fjærland has about 300 inhabitants and is officially an international Book Town. It has 10 second-hand bookshops in a variety of buildings – from ferry waiting rooms, stables and local banks to post office and grocery shop.
The landscape in Fjærland has been shaped by glaciers through successive ice ages during the last 2,5 to 3 million years. Towering mountains and U-shaped valleys surround large delta areas which results from the accumulation of sediment supplied by the glacier rivers. The area has been settled since the Viking Age, but there are finding dating back to the late Stone Age.
The Norwegian Glacier Museum opened in 1991 and is situated at the end of the Fjærlandsfjord. It's an award winning museum, designed by the world famous architect, Sverre Fehn. Read more about the museum HERE.