"Around Gudvangen" Gudvangen by evaanna

Gudvangen Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 78 photos

Gudvangen is a small port on the Naeroyfjord, which makes an excellent starting point for the journey to Myrdal on the Flamsbana.
Hidden in the deep shadows of the extremely narrow Naeroydalen, it doesn't get much sunshine with the high mountains on both sides. But it's a lovely place with fantastic scenery, the waterfalls rumbling down the mountainsides and the lush green of the meadows in the middle. Wherever you go, the mountains are so close they seem to be hanging over you, too steep to climb but absolutely gorgeous.
We have just re-visited Gudvangen, with more sightseeing of the area and another boat trip on the Naeroyfjord, so you can find some new tips. Pictures from this year's boat trip on the fjord with low clouds hanging over the water have been added to my new Flam page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Excellent starting point for a trip along the Naeroyfjord and then on the Flamsbana, stunning scenery
  • Cons:Not much sunshine
  • In a nutshell:A great place to visit
  • Last visit to Gudvangen: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Oct 3, 2005
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Beautiful photos and texts from your 2005 tour of Norway!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    What a wonderful page! Those beaut photo's brought back many happy memories. We struck rain on the Flamsbana which spoilt it a little bit but not altogether. I just love the scenery here, just wish we lived closer and could see much more!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2009 at 6:32 AM

    Fabulous tips and photographs Ewa. The moutain gorge and streams are so beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful tour!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2009 at 2:51 AM

    Remarkable photographs. I love your descriptions...vivid and alluring. The Flamsbana and Stalheimskleiv were especially wonderful. Great adventures via car, trains, and boat.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2009 at 3:42 AM

    The Kjosfossen Waterfalls are indeed spectacular as are the fjords and mountains. Staying in charming little cabins seem the way to go in Norway.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2007 at 5:51 AM

    A really spectacular part of your travels in Norway! Your drive to Stalheimskleiv sounds like something out of this world, and what a view from up there! I've almost made it through Norway with you, looking forward to Ireland now!

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 7:32 AM

    Absolutely beautiful Eva.Don't know yet if Ican get to Norway this summer but I'm still doing the research :))

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2006 at 1:31 PM

    Beautiful pictures of outstanding sceneries!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2005 at 9:38 PM

    A fascinating page with excellent pictures, as ever !

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2005 at 7:31 AM

    Stunning scenery... just picture perfect. Scary hairpin bends for sure.The traditional villages are gorgeous. Love your photos.. and your info is valuable.


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