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Leikanger, Norway
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Where to stay in Leikanger

About Leikanger

Leikanger is a picturesque village set on the banks of Sognefjorden. It’s known as the “fruit and honey village” and will charm you with its beautiful waterfront setting and mountain backdrop. The village was once a Viking stronghold and offers fascinating historic sites. It’s also a great base for outdoor adventures in the mountains.

Things to do in Leikanger

Kayak and stand-up paddleboarding rentals are a great way to explore Sognefjorden at your own pace. Enjoy a leisurely paddle on the fjord and stop for a picnic on the shoreline. If you’re feeling adventurous, lace up your boots for a hike in the surrounding mountains. The one-hour hike to Bjorgahaug lookout is family-friendly and rewards you with spectacular views.

Fertile soil and a sunny climate make Leikanger a prime fruit-growing region. Local cafes and restaurants will tempt you with dishes featuring local peaches, apricots, berries and walnuts. Sognefjorden is also famous for delicious mountain trout. Wash down your meal with a glass of locally made raspberry juice.

Baldersteinen towers eight metres high and was erected by Vikings in 500 AD. It’s one of several standing stones in the area and is named after a Norse god. The vertical stone is set in a grassy field and commands spectacular views over the fjord.

Getting around Leikanger

Leikanger is compact and easy to get around on foot, while rental cars are the best way to visit the village and explore the Sognefjorden region at your own pace. The village is a 3.5-hour drive from Bergen and 5.5 hours from Oslo. Sogndal Airport is a 40-minute drive away.

Facts about staying in Leikanger

  • What are the best hotels in Leikanger?

    Leikanger Fjordhotel, rated with a score of 8.0 from 601 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Leikanger. Other top stays include Sognefjord Hotel, with an average rating of 7.8 from 287 reviewers.