Skjolden

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Skjolden
Village
View of Skjolden
View of Skjolden
Skjolden is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Skjolden
Skjolden
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°29′25″N 07°36′02″E / 61.49028°N 7.60056°E / 61.49028; 7.60056Coordinates: 61°29′25″N 07°36′02″E / 61.49028°N 7.60056°E / 61.49028; 7.60056
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sogn
Municipality Luster
Elevation[1] 1 m (3 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6876 Skjolden

Skjolden is a village in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located at the end of the Lustrafjorden, a branch of the Sognefjorden. Skjolden is located at the innermost point of the Sognefjorden, Norway's longest fjord, and is the length of the Sognefjorden is measured from Skjolden to the island of Ytre Sula where the fjord meets to ocean. The valleys of Mørkridsdal and Fortunsdal meet at Skjolden, just west of the Hurrungane mountains.[2] Skjolden is home to about 200 people.[3]

The village is located along the Sognefjellsvegen road, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of the lake Prestesteinsvatnet and the mountain Fannaråki. Skjolden is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of the municipal center of Gaupne and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Hafslo. North of the village is Breheimen National Park, home of the glaciers Harbardsbreen and Spørteggbreen and the mountain Tverrådalskyrkja.

Notable residents[edit]

The village was home to Ludwig Wittgenstein between 1913 and 1914.

Media gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luster" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Skjolden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  3. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1426 Luster (PDF) (in Norwegian).