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Skjolden - Sognefjord Cruise Port

At the end of Norway’s longest fjord

Skjolden is called the gateway to the national parks due to the short distance to no less than three of the most important national parks - Jotunheimen, Breheimen and Jostedalsbreen. The village is nestled between Northern Europe's highest mountain pass, Sognefjellet (1434 m.a.s.l.) with spectacular views of the tallest mountains in Scandinavia, and the majestic Jostedal Glacier – the largest glacier on the European mainland. Skjolden is also home to Urnes Stave Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Welcome to your Sognefjord cruise!

Attractions & Excursions

Jotunheimen National Park & Sognefjellet National Scenic Route
Photo Torunn Kjøk

Jotunheimen National Park & Sognefjellet National Scenic Route

Distance: 1 km - 80 km Norway’s first national scenic route, the Sognefjellet Mountain Road (Route 55) through Skjolden and the Jotunheimen National Park, is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe. Explore spectacular and wild mountain scenery on the “Roof of Norway”, including alpine tops, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, and view Scandinavia’s highest mountains at close range!
Skjolden & the town Centre

Skjolden & the town Centre

Skjolden can offer a huge variety of guided outdoor activities for the whole family. Professional guides give you the opportunity to experience glacier walks at all levels, as well as mountain hiking, kayaking among icebergs on glacier lakes, kayaking on the fjord, canyoning, biking, rafting, boat trips and more. Also available in Skjolden is also beach volleyball, football field, climbing wall, souvenir shops, swimming pool and sauna.
Bicycle, e-bike, kayak and SUP rentals
Photo:Adventure Tours Norway

Bicycle, e-bike, kayak and SUP rentals

Distance: 0,7 km
Biking the Romantic Road

Biking the Romantic Road

Distance: 0-30 km Join a guided biking tour along the Romantic Road towards Urnes stave church. Interesting stops at the juice village Sørheim, Feigefossen Waterfall, Munthehuset and UNESCO Urnes stave church.
Wittgenstein’s cottage

Wittgenstein’s cottage

Distance: 3 km The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) was one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. He had a cottage on a mountain shelf above Lake Eidsvatnet in Skjolden where he worked for several years. The cottage was rebuilt and restored in 2018-2019 and is an interesting natural and cultural site to visit.
The Ice Tunnel
Photo:Torun Kjøk

The Ice Tunnel

Distance: 76 km 50 m into the ice - 6000 years back in time. Learn about climate changes, wildlife and humans living in the highlands in this carved ice tunnel.

Port Facilities

Open 24/7
ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Channel 12 / 10
Tidal movement 1.5 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum Minimum 5 hour
Maximum number of ships per day in port 2
Maximum number of passengers per day in port
Environmental limitations/restrictions

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length No limitations
Draft 12 m
Air draft No limitations
Beam None


Available Yes
Pontoons No
Tugboat No

Port Services

Bunkers No
Supplies On request
Waste handling On request
Fresh water No
Waste water method No
Other Free WiFi in the terminal building, restrooms
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Skjolden

Phone +47 91 80 30 25 / +47 900 90 458
Contact person Oddvar Røysi
Mailing Address Skjolden Cruisekai AS, Egge Gård, NO-3514 Hønefoss
Visiting Address Skjolden Cruisekai, NO-6876 Skjolden
Port control
Phone +47 971 39 222
Charts Norwegian chart
Emergency channel (VHF) Channel 10
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) 12/10
Distance to nearest pilot station

Buses No
Taxi Yes, on request
Shopping 0-700 m
Tax refund No
Distances - airport 75 km, Sogndal lufthavn
Distance to city centre 900 m

Tourist information Skjolden

Mailing Address Skjolden Hotel, NO-6878 Skjolden
Visiting Address Skjolden Hotel, NO-6878 Skjolden
Phone +47 57 67 14 00
Contact person
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