Photo: Rainer Kleive/ Balestrand Adventure

Architecture Walk in Balestrand

  • Sightseeing and Guided Tours

There are few places in Norway where you find so much national romantic architecture as in Balestrand. Join in on an architecture walk in Balestrand and learn more about this facinating and picturesque village by the Sognefjord.

Many of the houses in Balestrand have been built in Swiss- and Dragonstyle, as well as other well-preserved wooden buildings. The most well known building in Balestrand is the Swiss facade of Kviknes Hotel. Further along the road there are many villas, and one can follow the history of Balestrand at the various houses. 

In the center of the village you will also find St.Olav’s church; the direct inspiration to the chapel in Frozen (as well as giving the name to everyone’s favorite snowman!).

Your local guide is knowledgable about the history and culture in Balestrand and will supply you with interesting facts about the unique architecture of Balestrand. 

Practical information

  • Meeting Place: Balestrand Tourist office, Holmen 3, see map HERE
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Guided walk in Balestrand
  • Minimum age: 4 years

Remember to bring your camera!

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  • Season


    1.JUN - 31.DEC

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