Solvorn - the ferry to Urnes
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Solvorn - the ferry to Urnes

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Lusterfjord ferry in the harbour of Solvorn. The ferry brings you to Urnes, where one of the oldest and most interesting wooden churches of Norway is to be seen. Solvorn itself counts about 200 inhabitants.

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A: Solvorn 4 Auf Dem Steg

by Alexander Jensko, 60 meters away

Solvorn is a Norwegian village in the Luster county at the Lusterfjord. It counts about 200 residents...

Solvorn 4 Auf Dem Steg

B: Solvorn Bootshafen

by Alexander Jensko, 70 meters away

Solvorn is a Norwegian village in the Luster county at the Lusterfjord. It counts about 200 residents...

Solvorn Bootshafen

C: Solvorn, the centre of the village

by Alexander Jensko, 130 meters away

Solvorn is a Norwegian village in the Luster county at the Lusterfjord. It counts about 200 residents...

Solvorn, the centre of the village

F: Lusterfjord 1

by Stephan Rautenberg, 16.4 km away

Lusterfjord 1

G: Lusterfjord 2

by Stephan Rautenberg, 16.4 km away

Lusterfjord 2

H: Cabins And Apples At Vindedal Camping Laerdal Norway

by Ronald Tichelaar, 20.7 km away

Vindedal camping is a small camping I stumbled upon while searching for a camping in the Lærdal area....

Cabins And Apples At Vindedal Camping Laerdal Norway

I: At the reception of Vindedal Camping

by Ronald Tichelaar, 20.7 km away

At the Reception of Vindedal camping, a small camping I stumbled upon while searching for a camping i...

At the reception of Vindedal Camping

J: The Entrance of Vindedal Camping

by Ronald Tichelaar, 20.7 km away

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The Entrance of Vindedal Camping

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