Olden, Norway

Location: Europe

The charming town of Olden is located on the southern edge of Nordfjorden—a 66-mile-long fjord in Norway. Here, rugged beauty abounds. With its majestic mountains, sparkling waters, glistening glaciers and lush farmland, Olden offers a serene escape.

Things to See and Do
With its varied and dramatic scenery, Olden is an excellent destination for artists and photographers looking for inspiration. It's also a promising place for those seeking new adventures.

Explore on foot and venture into Oldedalen Valley, which features a glacier-fed lake, cascading waterfalls, towering mountains and the spectacular Jostedalsbreen National Park. Here, you can hike and enjoy spectacular vistas of Briksdal Glacier. For an unforgettable experience, visit Nos Viewpoint, located 1,640 feet above the fjord.

Or, enjoy a day on the beautiful waters of Nordfjorden and get an up-close look at glaciers, mountains and sparkling waters. From fishing to sailing to wild-water rafting, there's an activity for nearly every style and interest.

Past and Present
While Iron Age Viking burial mounds—dating back to around 500 BC—can be found in this region of Western Norway, most of this town was settled in the 17th century.

With a population of approximately 500 residents, the economy of Olden relies heavily on tourism, fishing and agriculture. Pristine and beautiful, this peaceful village is an idyllic place to truly relax and unwind.

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Fun Facts & Tips

Norway is known for its beautiful fjords, which are long, narrow inlets with steep cliffs created by glacial erosion.

Fjords are typically deeper than the adjacent sea. At its deepest point, Nordfjorden is approximately 565 meters deep.

 

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