Day 9: Drive to Valdres region via Lærdal
Situated at the end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sognefjorden, Lærdal features dramatic mountain tops, unique wooden houses in Lærdalsøyri, and Norway’s best preserved stave church. Borgund stave church dates back to 1180. The church is built of 2,000 pieces of logs and planks, and although it is no longer used regularly for church functions, it is open to the public as a museum and well worth a stop.
The old city centre in the picturesque village Lærdalsøyri is also a popular sight, with more than 150 well-preserved wooden houses that date back to the 16th and 17th century.
Arrive at Herangtunet, a boutique hotel within a historical open-air museum located on a wooded hill by the Heggefjord. This evening, sit down for exquisite local food, served by your host