Let your journey be part of the experience
Balestrand and Kviknes Hotel is a fantastic starting point for experiences in the Sognefjord area. And remember - it is easier to get to Balestrand than you might think. See a few examples of travel routes below. If you are driving from Bergen to Balestrand for example, you will see fjord Norway at its most beautiful.
Travel by car
Bergen – Balestrand: 200 km - about 4 hours.
In summer, the route via Voss and the Vikafjell mountain is at its most beautiful. If the Vikafjell mountain pass is closed, the easiest way to Balestrand is via Knarvik and the Lavik-Oppedal ferry.
Førde – Balestrand: 100 km - about 1 hour 40 min.
In summer you can drive via Gaularfjell,one of the finest mountain passes in the country. In winter, you drive via Høyanger.
Ålesund – Balestrand: 320 km - about 5 hours 30 min.
Oslo – Balestrand: 380 km - 6 hours 30 min. Drive over the Hemsedalsfjell mountain pass, via the Fodnes-Mannheller ferry and Sogndal and then the Hella-Dragsvik ferry.
Sogndal – Balestrand: 50 km - about 1 hour including the Hella-Dragsvik ferry
Travel by air
Widerøe have several flights a day to Førde. From Førde Airport Bringeland, it is 96 km to Balestrand. You can also fly to Sogndal Airport, but then you also need to take the Hella-Dragsvik ferry.
See their website at www.wideroe.no
Travel by express boat from Bergen
We would dare to claim that you will not find many more pleasant boat trips than the express boat from Bergen to Balestrand. Timetables and bookings: www.norled.no. Large group? Get in touch with us at Kviknes Hotel.
Please contact us if you have any questions about how to get here!