As ships are moored or anchored in this port, you will be tendered ashore.
Printable map to take along.
Only a day-trip away from Oslo and Bergen, and situated right on Norway's longest fjord, the Sognefjord, picturesque Lærdal is the ideal choice for a fjord vacation. Here you will find some of Norway's most dramatic mountain and fjord sceneries with short distances to main attractions.
You will find attractions such as the Borgund Stave Church , the Nærøyfjord ferries, Flåm Railway, Jostedal Glacier, Old Lærdalsøyri village center and the well-known the Norwegian Wild Salmon center.
Norwegian Wild Salmon center is situated on the bank of one of the most famous salmon rivers in Norway – the Lærdal River. The center gives visitors an insight into the life and legends of the Atlantic salmon and salmon fishing, offering the following attractions:
• An observation pool for wild salmon from the Lærdal River
• Natural science and cultural heritage exhibitions
• Prize winning film about the Atlantic salmon in Norwegian, English, German, French and Japanese
• Fly-tying workshop with demonstrations, and a fishing simulator.
The Norwegian Wild Salmon center also offers fishing permits for
salmon and sea trout fishing in the Lærdal River! Situated only
200 meters from the Lindstrøm Hotel, New interactive exhibition
2006, and "you may try fishing in the popular fishing simulator"
The Norwegian currency is the Norwegian crown (norske krone), abbreviated kr. A 1/100th krone is called øre. 1.00 EUR = about 8 NOK
ATMs in Norway are called Minibank.
Nearly all stores accept major credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa (Bring your passport/driver's license, as you are required to identify yourself when using a credit card).
Norwegian is the official language of Norway. The language is very close and mutually intelligible with the two other Scandinavian languages, English widely spoken.
Most Norwegian households are connected to the internet in some way (often broadband), making Cybercafés hard to find outside major cities, due to a relatively small market. Most public libraries have free public access to the internet. WiFi is in many spots (not free).
Opening hours in Norway are better than they used to be, but many smaller stores still close early on Saturday (1 PM or 3 PM is typical) and nearly everything is closed on Sundays. You'll often see opening hours written as "9-21 (9-18)" on doors, meaning 9 AM to 9 PM weekdays, 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday.
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