Sogndal is a small western Norwegian town with about 300 residents. It belongs to the municipality of Sogndal, located in Fylke Sogn og Fjordane. The place is dominated by agriculture, tourism and the sale of antiquarian books. The place Sogndal was at the northern end of the delta, which is located at the output of Mundal. It has grown together with the resulting spot at the southern end Mundal. The church Sogndal (also Mundal Church ) stands on the alluvial fans from the Mundals next creek. Beside her, the hotel is located Mundal. A little below is the present village center with harbor and ferry dock.
Sogndal is located at the south end of the glacier Jostedalsbreen, and two of his glacier arms project in Sogndal down into the valley, the Bøyabreen and Supphellebreen. Nowhere else on the glacier Jostedalsbreen can easily be reached by car and bus, as in Sogndal.
Sogndal is a book town. The Second -hand books are traditional atmosphere offered in small antique shops, a total of 250,000 units. The antique shops have breathed into vacant or unused buildings in the center Mundal new life. You are, for example, in the former stables and boathouses in the former Bank or in the former waiting room for the car ferry.
In addition to the Book Village and the glaciers located in Sogndal the Norwegian Norsk Bremuseum ( Glacier Museum ), collects the knowledge about snow, ice and glaciers, and makes available to the public.
By 1986, Sogndal was traffic- isolated and accessible only by ferry. In 1986, Walter F. Mondale then, who was from 1977 to 1981 Vice President of the United States and whose ancestors came from Sogndal, open the tunnel and the road to Skei, connects the Sogndal with the northern region Jølster. In 1994 the road again extended by one or two tunnels, south to Sogndal.
The ferry dock is still approached in the summer of a tourist ferry, also operate sporadically express boats, both operated by Fjord1.