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Fardalen is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane
Location Årdal, Norway
Floor elevation 580 m (1,900 ft)
Long-axis length 8 km (5.0 mi)
Width 1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Coordinates 61°20′21″N 07°45′38″E / 61.33917°N 7.76056°E / 61.33917; 7.76056Coordinates: 61°20′21″N 07°45′38″E / 61.33917°N 7.76056°E / 61.33917; 7.76056

Fardalen is a valley stretching northwest from the village of Øvre Årdal in the municipality of Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The valley branches off of the main Utladalen valley. The road with the highest elevation in Norway has its path through this valley, reaching more than 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) above sea level, passing close to the famous mountain Store Skagastølstind. The road leads to the Bergsdalen valley in Luster.[1][2]

The valley has been inhabited since circa 400-500 AD. In the winter there are lighted ski tracks in Fardalen.


  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Fardalen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Fardalen". Årdal kommune. Archived from the original on December 23, 2004. Retrieved 2010-09-06.