Loen Things to Do
The hotel was opened, under the name of "Loen's Hotel", by Anders Markusson in 1884.The hotel changed its name to Hotel Alexandra probably in 1892. It is said that the name was given by the English tourists after princess Alexandra of Denmark, married to prince Edward, who later became king Edward VII of England. The hotel, considered one of the...more
The small town of Loen offers some of the most magnificent landscapes in Europe, with beautiful fjords, magnificent turquoise lakes, waterfalls, wild glaciers and steep mountains.And in August, this fairylike landscape was plunged into a divine smell of strawberry from a plantation near Hotel Alexandra.more
The Lodalen's catastrophes are remembered by a monument placed in front of Loen church.The names of the persons who died in the catastrophes are written on two stone boards.Inside the church on a board copies of newspapers dating from the years of the catastrophes are displayed.more
In most of Norway's wooden churches it can be remarked a model of a vikings ship.Although it may seem strange to see this model in a church, the meaning of this old object is to present the journey of the dead person's soul from this life to the eternal one.This is an old custom from the vikings' times.more
Lodalen Valley is renown and still marked by its dramatic history.Twice in this century, in 1905 and 1936, huge blocks of stone fell from the sides of Mt. Ramnefjell into Lake Lovatnet below. The resulting huge waves destroyed the farms of Nesdal and Bodal, taking 135 human lives of both locals and tourists from a cruise ship.more
The Kjenndal Glacier is located at 10-15 minutes walk from the car park (around 4km). Not as famous as Briksdal Glacier, probably due to its location at the lowest altitude of Jostedal Glacier and the dirt deposited on the upper part during the years, Kjenndalbreen lies at the head of Loen Valley.Still, visiting Kjenndalbreen is a good alternative...more
Kjenndal Glacier is located at 22 km from Loen.Just entering Loen a traffic sign is indicating the road to Kjenndalbreen, via Lodalen (at 14 km).The road to the glacier, on the left of the main road from Stryn, just next to Hotel Alexandra, is becoming, after passing the Loen church, narrow (probably is not wider than 4 km) and is offering a...more
Loen Off The Beaten Path
Vatnet is lake in norwegian. Oldenvatnet lies in Olden valley. The valley leads to the Briksdal glacier which Norwegians call breen. A beautiful route to drive. It is possible to walk on Briksdalglacier with a guide of course.
Loen Sports & Outdoors
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Certainly the most interesting thing to do in the glaciers' area is do a special tour with iceclimbing.
For enjoying a spectacular blue ice view, numerous hiking trails are covering the glaciers.
The tours can be also guided and must be booked in advanced.Related to:
- Mountain Climbing
- Hiking and Walking
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