Stryn is a village and district in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Stryn sits at the junction the high mountains and glaciers of the interior, and one of the great fjords cutting deep into the bedrock. The area is famous for its lovely lakes and easy access to arms of the great glacier. Stryn district also includes Olden and Loen.

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Stryn district within the Nordfjord region

Stryn district occupies the innermost (easternmost) part of the Nordfjord region. Nordfjord region is the area surrounding the Nordfjord, one of the major western fjord systems. The arms of this majestic fjord cuts deep into the mountains where its extensions are seen as green valleys and romantic lakes. While the many lakes in Stryn district are moderately deep (100-200 meters), next door Hornindal lake is one of the deepest in the world (500 meters +) and the deepest lake in Europe. Hornindal lake has such a big volume that rivers takes an average of about 15 years to flow through.

Stryn district is the transition area between the great fjords and high mountains creating the barrier to eastern Norway. Stryn has deep valleys, mountain passes and the northern part of the Jostedalsbreen glacier as well as other glaciers. These glaciers are used for summer skiing. About 15 % of the district is covered by glaciers or permanent snow. About 2/3 of the area is above the treeline.

Get in edit

Midsummer skiing (July), ski lift operates only in summer!

By car edit

  •   through Otta valley and Stryn mountain pass (Strynefjellsvegen), connected to Geiranger via road 63.
    • The old road (Gamle Strynefjellsvegen), county road 258 between Grotli and Videsæter, is open in summer, this road is a National tourist route of Norway
  • Road 60 from Byrkjelo (south) or Ålesund and Hellesylt (north), ferry connects Hellesylt to Geiranger in summer

By bus edit

  • Expresses buses Bergen-Trondheim pass through Stryn, connections to Ålesund, Ørsta, Hellesylt, Geiranger (summer only) and Nordfjordeid

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By train edit

  • 4 Åndalsnes station (150 km (93 mi) north-east of Stryn). Terminal station for Rauma railway. Access through Geiranger/Hellesylt.
  • 5 Otta station (185 km (115 mi) east of Stryn). Station on the Dovre railway between Lillehammer and Dombås.

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See edit

  • 1 Oppstrynsvatn (Stryn lake) (8 km (5 mi) east of the center). Lovely lake worth driving or cycling around.

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  • 1 Stryn summer skiing, Old Stryn mt road (route 258). This ski resort is open in summer only!

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Old road at Stryn mountain pass in October
  • Olden - Stryn's little brother next door, famous for the glaciers
  • Ålesund
  • Geiranger - via Hellesylt (ferry) or via Strynefjellet/Geiranger mountain roads, continue to Valldal and Åndalsnes
  • Valdres - via Otta valley and Valdresflya mountain pass
  • Gudbrandsdal - the major valley to the east with the Otta branch
  • Sognefjord - the bigger fjord to the south
Routes through Stryn
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