In the middle of the village lies Lake Hafslovatnet, a good place to catch trout using an otter board, troll or fishing rod. Fishing licences can be purchased at the hotel. The fishing season runs from 1 January to 30 September. Boats with engines up to 8 HP are permitted on the lake, except in the Straumavatnet stretch between the Straumbrua and Sogebrua bridges. A fishing festival takes place in Hafslo every year at the end of August.
Fuglesteg is an old mountain farm, towering high above Fortun. People have been living there since 1650, and today the Norwegian Trekking Association runs an unstaffed tourist cabin on the farm. The trail starts on the first bend in the road above the Coop supermarket in Fortun.
Foto: Liv Byrkjeland.
The trip to Setålen is of average difficulty and is suitable for both children and adults. Walking from Galden in Hafslo to the summit takes around 90 minutes. Great views of the Lustrafjord.
Sogn Skisenter is located in Heggmyrane. Its ski lift is almost 2 km long, and there are three pistes with varying degrees of difficulty. The centre also has 20 km of waymarked cross-country tracks. The service centre, with its café and large car park, is easily accessible.
With a free fall of 218 metres, the Feigumfossen waterfall is one of the highest in Scandinavia. A particularly impressive view of the waterfall on the south side of the Lustrafjord can be had from on board the sightseeing boat running round trips on the fjord. The walk up to the waterfall is an attraction in itself.
The trip to Setålen is challenging yet suitable for both children and adults. It is the most popular rambling route in the region, and the views from the top are breathtaking. It used to be said that you could see seven parishes from the summit. The starting point for the trip is at Krossen in Mollandsmarka. Allow around 2 hours to reach the top.
The Heiberg Collections opposition in magnificent surroundings, enjoying between Sogndal and Kaupanger. The museum is one-of dei most distinguished in the country, with activities for all the family. In addition to the collections, the museum activity trails for young and old, and about sommaren host the conduct gardener used with old livestock breeds in traditional cultural landscape.
The trip from Hafslo to Solvorn is easy and suitable for both children and adults. The trip starts at Galden in Hafslo and takes around 90 minutes.
Urnes Stave Church is one of Norway’s most significant cultural monuments and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its northern portal is of particular significance. Urnes can be reached by ferry or water taxi from Solvorn, around 5 km from Eikum Hotel.
The Jostedalsbreen glacier is the largest glacier on the European continent. Jostedalen Breførarlag organises trips on the Nigardsbreen and Fåbergstølsbreen side branches. The Jostedalen valley is also home to the Breheimsenteret visitors’ centre. The centre adds to the outdoor experience with its displays of natural and cultural history. It also provides information about trekking on the Jostedalsbreen glacier.
Veitastrond is a flat and well run farming village in Luster. The village is surrounded by majestic mountains and peaks, and the Jostedalsbreen National Park is its nearest neighbour. Getting there is an experience in itself, and the serenity that awaits in Veitastrond has attracted tourists to the village for decades.
In Veitastrond you will also find the Austerdalsbreen glacier, a branch of Jostedalsbreen. Austerdalsbreen is a valley glacier with three large and steep icefalls from the Jostedalsbreen plateau: Odinsbreen, Torsbreen and Lokebreen.
The hike to Austerdalsbreen is of average difficulty and is suitable for both children and adults. A round trip takes around six hours, starting at the Tungestølen tourist cabin.
The Sognefjellet National Tourist Route is a spectacular journey across Northern Europe’s highest navigable mountain pass. The highest point on the Sognefjellsvegen road is 1,434 metres above sea level. Route RV55 between Lom and Luster is a National Tourist Route, and facilities have been provided for tourists.
From the hotel you can climb the hills of the village until you reach Tvangen. From there you have sweeping views of the village. You can also take the “Sandgota” route on your way back.
By the old road between Hafslo and Sogndal, also known as the “King’s Road”, you will find the impressive Helvetesfossen waterfall and the fabled Futespranget rock. The route along the old road also takes in the St Olav’s Spring and the remains of an old hill fort. All locations are marked with signs providing information about their history.
Bird Conservation area by Straumane