Stryn on the Nordfjord – it doesn’t get any greener

Stryn, Strynfjellet, Nordfjord, Oppstrynsvatnet, Kodak Ektar, Leica M Elmarit 2.8 28 asph. | © mare.photo

We are in one of the most beautiful areas in Norway and are fascinated by the numerous shades of green that do not stop at the fjords. Mountains and sea make this region a magical paradise, where you can lie on the beach or ski in the mountains even in summer.

Stryn on the Nordfjord – it doesn’t get any greener

Stryn is located on the more unknown Nordfjord, more precisely on its picturesque side arm Innvikfjorden. The central town of Stryn belongs to the province of Vestland, which emerged from the merger of the provinces of Sogn og Fjordane and Hordaland. Stryn probably got its name from its river Strynelva, which rises at the end of Oppstrynsvatnet.

Already the journey along from the south-west Utvik via Innvik, Olden and Loen leads along the dreamlike Innviksfjorden and is highly recommended by us. All of a sudden, the almost pulsating Stryn opens in the sparsely populated and beautiful landscape.

Stryn, Leica M Elmarit, Kodak Ektar | © mare.photo

Stryn, Leica M Elmarit, Kodak Ektar | © mare.photo

After all, there are about 30oo people at home who probably don’t want to live anywhere else. Even though Stryn is manageable in size, it offers everything you could want in a small town. And so this place is also a central place of the municipality of the same name for people from the entire region around the Innviksfjorden and from the Strynefjellet. At least 7,170 people live in the municipality of Stryn.

The unique Nordfjord and the open sea associated with it are not far and ensure a fairly mild coastal climate. The mountains of Strynefjellet with their remarkable height of over 1300 meters, the internationally recognized glacier and Jostedalbreen National Park offer excellent skiing conditions even in summer. After all, the Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier on mainland Europe. So it is not surprising to find the Stryn summer ski center near the village. Another uniqueness in Norway.

And for a romantic trip, the Uneseco cultural heritage Geiranger and Geirangerfjord are ideal. Until then, you can move along two of Norway’s most beautiful landscape routes.

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