Cruises to Skjolden

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Skjolden (Photo:Tomasz Wozniak/Shutterstock)

About Cruising to Skjolden

The village of Skjolden lies at the head of the Sognefjord -- the largest fjord in Norway, and second longest in the world. Skjolden is a smattering of red, brown and white houses, home to some 300 inhabitants, one hotel, one primary school and three campsites. Visitors hoping to purchase souvenirs will likely be disappointed -- there are no shops (bar the small boutique inside the tourist office, which is attached to the village's fitness center). But this is real Norway - the entertainment is not in what the town has to offer, but in the landscape that surrounds it. Vast snow-capped mountains border Skjolden from every angle except for its shoreline, where the emerald waters of the Sognefjord lap.

A new cruise terminal was built in 2010, and even large ships are able to dock here due to the depth of the fjord, enabling passengers to walk into the village within 10 minutes. Visit the port of Skjolden on your next cruise to Norway.

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More about Skjolden

Why Cruise to Skjolden?

Pros:

This teeny, tiny, off the beaten path village will give you a true taste of Norwegian culture

Cons:

Aside from its gorgeous landscape that includes Jostedal Glacier, there's not much to do here

Bottom Line:

Skjolden is a stunningly beautiful and authentic destination with very few tourist facilities

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Currency is the Norwegian krone. There is no ATM or bank in the village so make sure you stock up before arriving in the port.

Language?

Local guides tend to be relatively fluent in English. Signage for tourist features of interest is also in English.


Skjolden Cruise Reviews
Adventure Tours Electric Bike Rental: We independently reserved four electric bikes about 3 months in advance for our port day in Skjolden. Good thing we did pre-book, as we heard them tell others who walked up that Read More
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Donna S Maryland
Pretty port but again, not much there, nice for photos and to give a taste of a village at the top of the longest fjord. Read More
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ViennaMarie
If you want to do a tour, you must book in advance. There was no opportunity for walk up bookings. We walked to Asafossen waterfall in the heavy rain. It was still gorgeous and magical. It is about 2 km from the centRead More
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Poipu04
Very scenic some lovely trails it was raining but still enjoyable.Read More
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