A visit to Sogn og Fjordane is impossible without at least one, but usually more ferry trips.
Some ferry crossings can be avoided by following the winding coastline of the fjords but this always means going a roundabout way and what you save on the ferry will be spent on extra petrol. So enjoy the ferries as we did - they offer wonderful views of the fjords and give the driver some time to rest - he/she will need it after negotiating the endless bends.
In the picture - our car on the ferry from Dragsvik to Hella. Unfortunately, this time the sides of the ferry were too high to enjoy the view and it was too short a crossing to climb onto the upper deck, so I just stayed in the car. My tall husband could just about see the view standing on a step at the front. But this was an exception, usually the crossing is longer and the upper deck commands a great view of the fjord.
The ferries go frequently, we never had to wait for one for longer than a quarter of an hour and often we could drive onto the ferry straight away.
When you arrive to the small town of Vangsnes you must take a ferry to Hella or to Dragsvik. I took the one to Hella. The journey is about 20 minutes and allow you to see how the sognefjorden is great!!!!
The best way to get to and from Fjaerland, and along the different towns to visit, is the ferry. They don't run continiously, but once you get a schedule you'll manage. They are very good, nice and comfortable.
Local tourist buses are very good, first class. They will take you to all the touristic sites for a low price.
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