Stranda

Standa is a small town between the fjords and the mountains. Above Stranda, in the mountains, is Stranda-fjellet. A gondola takes you to 1042 metres up the mountain. Stranda-fjellet is home to Western Norway's largest ski centre with seven ski lifts, 18 tracks and many opportunities for free-skiing. In summer, it is a great starting point for hiking in the mountains. The gondola makes it accessible even for people with lesser fitness. A return ticket costs NOK 280 p.p. A single costs NOK 200. You can choose to go up with the gondola, and then walk down. On the mountain is a cute little restaurant where you can enjoy a snack or a drink with stunning views of the surroundings.

The journey to Stranda takes about two hours and is well worth it. You drive along the fjords and through the mountains. You take the ferry to Sykkelven or Stranda, depending on your preference. Sykkelven is home to the nature museum and the furniture museum. You can combine a visit to these with one to Stranda fjellet.

It's fun to drive around by, for example, passing Vatne and Sykkelven on the way out, and Stranda and Vestes on the way back. You will then also drive past Orskog-fjellet. This is a smaller ski area, and also a nice area to drive through.

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