Selje Travel Guide

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Selje Things to Do

  • Selje Monastery

    On the small island Selja, the ruins of a monastery from the 11th century can be visited. The monastery was founded on the island where the only Norwegian female saint, Sta. Sunniva, came ashore when she fled from a pagan admirer. The legend tells about the irish princess Sunniva who fled her country when a a pagan army conquered their own. The new...

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  • Vestkapp: Fantastic views, excellent...

    If you are visiting Selje, be sure to visit Vestkapp (West Cape) and Vestkapphuset (The West Cape house).West Cape is the most western mountain spot in Norway. West Cape offers you fantastic views out on the North Sea and It's a place to explore the thrilling weather of West Norway. Afther looking at the nature, you have to visit the restaurant for...

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  • A trip through Norway...

    My journey will continue on the next page about SogndalsfjoraThese are the chapters of my trip through Norway in 2003 :1 Rondane National Park2 Åndalsnes and Trollstigen3 Geiranger (Under construction)4 Ålesund 5 Selje6 Sogndalsfjora (Under construction)7 Skjolden (Under construction)8 Jotunheimen National Park (Under construction)9 Kongsvinger...

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  • Enjoying the views at Vestkapp

    After the nice cup of tea it was time to challenge the weather outside. Hahaha, yeah, yeah, I know! You don't need to say it, it is rather strange to wear a miniskirt on a day like this! But when I left Selje it was nice weather and as I was feeling optimistic, so I had hoped it would stay like that ;-) I guess I was out of luck today. But nothing...

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  • Vestkapp

    After a beautiful drive of 32 kilometres from Selje we arrived at Vestkapp. Vestkapp is on the northernmost tip of the Stadlandet peninsula and my travel guide book wasn't joking when it predicted that there would be some fierce winds at this lookout point. When I got out of the car, the car door was almost blown out of my hand because it....

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  • The village of Selje

    Selje is a small village with only 1500 inhabitants, but it is a pleasant little village. Just outside the village is a campground. It is very small and very basic, but it is clean and that is the most important part. There are some stores in Selje that provide you with all you will need during your trip, which is a real plus. Selje also has some...

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  • Tea and waffles at the lighthouse

    It was really cosy inside the lighthouse, a perfect location to have a cup of tea and waffles. At the lighthouse they also have a small selection of books that you can buy. They are all about lighthouses and this region of Norway, they looked great, although a bit pricy in my opinion. There are several copies of them lying around which you can...

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  • Kråkenes Fyrkafe

    The fun thing is that you can go inside the lighthouse to have a coffee or a light snack. And besides that it is also a hotel! So if you like you can stay here overnight :-) I have no clue how expensive it is though, but here is a phone number where you can get more information + 47 57 85 55 27

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  • Kråkenes Fyr

    Aaah, finally at the lighthouse! To me it didn't look really like a real lighthouse, but it certainly is. The light is on the other side of the building at the edge of the cliffs. A logical place of course as this is where the ships can see it. As the lighthouse is already high up on the cliff it doesn’t need a high tower to have the light on, so...

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  • Walking up to the lighthouse

    Halfway up the hill you can see the Kråkenes Fyr (Fyr means lighthouse is Norwegian). You can't reach Kråkenes fyr all the way by car, you have to park it at the bottom of the hill and walk your way up to the lighthouse. I was happy to have an umbrella with me as it protected me a bit from the wind and the rain. It was a hazardous occupation...

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  • The coast at Kråkenes

    The wind was blowing, it was raining slightly and the waves crushed into the cliffs at the Kråkenes fyr. I love the see on a windy day, when the wind blows in my face. Only wish those raindrops wouldn’t come done :-(Kråkenes is located on the northern point of island of Vågsø, at the end of the Nordfjord. The main city on this island is Maløy.

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  • Time to leave....

    It is time to say goodbye to Selje and the peninsula of Stadlandet. Today we are going to Kråkenes, where there is a lighthouse and a beautiful stretch of coast. I almost changed my mind in going there, the sky was cloudy and threatening with rain. But I still had hopes it might clear up a bit during the day..... invane :-(

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  • Playing golf at Selje

    How could I have done this??? Picking a campground next to a golfcourse???!!! Eeks!!! Hahaha, I guess it was fate, lol Åke loves golf, so there was no escaping going for a couple of rounds of golf. I didn’t golf at the time myself, but I had a good time joining him on his rounds. The golf course is a 9 hole course, hilly, different maybe you can...

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  • Yummie dessert!

    But Åke had more good food in store for me; a yummie tasting dessert! :-)) This is warm pineapple from the wok, with whipped cream on the side. Mmmmmm, makes my mouth water!

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  • Back home in Selje with some yummie...

    From Ervik we drove back to Selje, were we had a relaxing evening and a great dinner. Who says camping food can't be good??! It tasted delicious. Fish on the menu today, salmon grilled on the barbeque. When you are in Norway you can't escape trying out some good fish. And I love fish, so I felt right at home. The salmon was served together with...

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  • Ervik chapel and graveyard

    Just south of Vestkapp, on little side road from the main route, you can get to Ervik; a tiny little village on the west coast. At the end of the road is the graveyard and chapel of Ervik. There is something mystic about this place. The cemetery is overlooking the sea and is much older than the chapel of Ervik, which dates back to 1970. I spend...

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  • The cliffs

    Zooming in on the cliffs across the fjord; here the fjord ends up in the sea. It was such a pity that the weather wasn’t so good. I wonder how far you can look on a clear day.

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  • Winding roads

    I am zooming in a bit with my camera on the surrounding landscape. You can see the roads winding around the cliffs bordering the sea. The landscape is rough, but oh so beautiful.

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  • The view from Vestkapp

    Let me step out of the way so you can see more of the view yourself. Unfortunately the pictures turned out rather dark because of the cloudy weather :-( But maybe it will give you a slight idea why I am so enthusiastic about the place.The name Vestkapp is rather confusing for this area as it isn’t the most westernmost point of Norway as the name...

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  • View from west Stadlandet over the...

    We are driving north on the peninsula of Standlandet and the views you have along this stretch of road are fantastic. It is so hard to describe this beautiful landscape in words, but when you look at the photo you'll probably know what I am trying to say. Even on a cloudy (and sometimes rainy) day like this the views amazed me, so tranquil, so...

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  • View over Selje

    It is time to get into the car and explore the area. To get out of Selje you have to follow a winding road to the top of the mountains, it doesn't matter which direction you decide to go to, you have to pass those mountains first. Hahaha, it can make you a bit car sick though, racing up and down the road with all those hairpins. But when you arrive...

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  • Getting closer to Selje

    The closer you get to Selje the more you feel that you are going off the beaten path. It is so quiet here but really picturesque. The route to Selje follows some fjords, has some really winding roads up and down the mountains and the further you get, the more you doubt there will be civilization at the end of the road. But there is! The area is...

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  • The road to Selje

    I arrived in Selje after a long drive from Ålesund. We decided to do some island hopping to get to Selje, a route that required to take the ferry twice. The total length of the trip was about 115 kilometres long. The first ferry we had to take was from Sulesund to Hared. This ferry takes a bit longer than usual: 25 minutes. Catching the ferry won’t...

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  • Going to Selje

    I doubt if a lot of you have heard of Selje before, as it is such an off the beaten path, so I'll start by giving you some idea where Selje exactly is. Selje is located on the west-coast of Norway, 565 km north-west of Oslo, 341 north of Bergen and 381kilometres south-west of Trondheim. Locations that are closer by and where you might think of...

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Selje Transportation

  • Getting there from Bergen

    From Bergen there are express boats to Selje twice daily (only once on weekends - in the afternoon). The boat leaves from Strandkaiterminalen in the harbor of Bergen (close to the Fishmarket) and the trip takes 5 hours.In February 2008 a one-way ticket costs 720 NOK (about $135). A round-trip ticket is valid for 3 weeks (not on Fridays FROM Bergen...

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  • Getting there from Oslo

    If you are going to Selje from Oslo and don't have a car of your own, you can take a bus. There are express buses leaving Oslo three times daily called NORDFJORDEKSPRESSEN. The trip takes 9,5-10,5 hours, including a 30-45 minute stop at Kvam in the Gudbrandsdal valley where you can have a meal if you want to. You take the bus to Maurstad (second to...

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Selje What to Pack

  • Electricity

    For 'grounded' plugs, the "Schuko" plug and receptacle with side grounding contacts is used (see picture)The receptacle will also accept the not-grounded plug shown in the previous tip.

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  • Electricity

    In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system Norway uses: 220 volts and 50 Hz. It is a round pin attachment plug (see picture)An adapter will allow you to plug an appliance designed for one type of outlet into another type of outlet. Despite the fact that more than a dozen different types of plugs are in use, a...

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