Welcome to Balestrand

Kviknes Hotel lies at the centre of Balestrand, a lush and beautiful west country village right in the world's most beautiful adventureland. From here, three branches of the fjord stretch inland, with small settlements like jewels between fjord and mountain. Thanks to its central location on the Sognefjord, Balestrand has been welcoming both Norwegian and foreign visitors since the late 1800s. Here you can relax in peace and quiet, go to exhibitions, join a fjord cruise, fish in the fjord or have an invigorating walk in the mountains.

In addition to Kviknes Hotel, you also find the Norwegian Travel Museum, the Sognefjord Aquarium and Balholm AS. During the summer months you can take a boat trip directly from Balestrand, into the Fjærlandsfjord and to Flåm where you can find the famous Flåmsbana.

Every year one weekend in May, the festival Balejazz is arranged in Balestrand. This has been a tradition since 1990.

In the Disney film Frozen (2013) you can easily recognize elements from Balestrand and other places in Norway. The aritechture of houses in the film in particular is inspired by buildings in Balestrand.

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