Gudvangen Things To Do
There’s no shortage of breathtaking scenery near Gudvangen. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the area’s natural beauty.
Nærøyfjord – Bakka
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the tiny village of Bakka is close to Gudvangen. It’s most often seen from a boat on the Nærøyfjord as part of the highly recommended ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour. The church at Bakka dates from 1859 and is typical of the white, wooden 19th century churches to be found in Norway.
Norway in a Nutshell
Gudvangen is one of the places where you can start your Norway in a Nutshell tour, which takes you along some of the most scenic routes in Norway. The trip includes rides on the Bergen Railway, the Flam Railway, boat trips on Aurlands and Naeroyfjord, and from May to October the steep Stalheimskleiv. In the summer you can do the tour in one day, but to fully enjoy the scenery, it’s a good idea to stay for a night or more at Flam, Aurland, Gudvangen or Stalheim.
Take a ferry to Flam, where a train – the famous Flamsbana – will take you to Myrdal. You’ll enjoy fascinating scenery as the train climbs the mountain track. The windows don’t open fully so it’s hard to take pictures, but the views are truly amazing with deep valleys far below and mountains on all sides. The train stops to let tourists admire Kjosfossen, a fantastic waterfall – get off the train quickly with your camera at the ready.
Unredal Stave Church
Undredal is a small village on the Aurlandsfjord, about 17 km by road from Gudvangen.
It is well worth a visit for its tiny church, the smallest church in regular use in Scandinavia.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Gudvangen.