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Olden

Olden is the Southern-most city in north Norway, on the Western side of the country. It is part of three short branches in the Nordfjord. If you wish for a lovely valley combined with outstanding cliffs then Olden is the place to visit. You will see imposing slopes rising to more than 1700 metres. In Olden, as well as the beautiful lakes, you will see the fast-flowing river which provides the city with its water. Olden is flanked by glaciers at the tongue of Jostdalsbre.  

Olden is not to be missed, whether you arrive by cruise ship or by plane. Travellers should remember that Norway is a cooler climate and therefore tourists need to be prepared for the varying weather conditions. The coastal part of the city has mild winters and cooler summers. You can also expect that further into the city will be colder in the winter and warmer in the summers. Something not to be missed is the polar nights. For those who have never seen the northern lights you are missing a spectacular show of nature. These lights can be filmed and photographed with a proper camera adding to the special trip you take to Olden. The weather can be rainy and snowy during parts of the year with temperatures ranging from a few degrees below freezing to around 15ºC.

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Why visit Olden ?


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The Southern-most city in north Norway

If you wish for a lovely valley combined with outstanding cliffs then Olden is the place to visit

Norway is full of Fjords to visit for outdoor activities, but for some indoor options and traditional places to visit you have the Singer Home. The Singer Home was offered to the town as a holiday home. The house captures the essence of Olden for tourists to see as well as to see the artistic capabilities of the artist William Singer.  

Another point of interest is Olden Old Church. The old church was built in 1759, but the actual land dates back to the 1300s when the first church was built there. The church was rebuilt with timbers from the stave offering a great deal of history in one building. It is a ten-minute walk from town, making for a very pleasant stroll on a warmer summer day. The Bruvoll and Lokenfossen Waterfall can be reached from Olden. The waterfall is 500 metres high. You can access the location by crossing the river and heading towards the western part of the city area. It is about an hour and a half’s walk to the waterfall itself.  

Another place of interest to mention is Auflem Farm. It parallels the Fjords and gives you the opportunity to take a picturesque walking trip of about one hour. Visiting Olden offers a great deal of history in the architecture as well as in the landscape surrounding the city. You should make time during your visit to try some of the smaller, locally owned hotels and restaurants. All you need to do is follow the locals to their favourite place!  

Olden offers a picturesque venue that should be on the itinerary for everyone visiting this part of Norway.

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