Sogn Fjord Museum at Kaupanger

Sogn Fjord Museum

Sogn Fjordmuseum is a special branch of the Heiberg Collection, situated by the fjord, about 5 km from the museum’s main site.

This is a modern museum, opened in 1989. At a time without roads the fjord was the artery of transport and at all seasons people used the fjord for transport of goods and passengers and for fishing.

Sogn Fjordmuseum presents you with exhibits from this past:

• Our exhibition of boats ranks among the best ones in the country.

• The workshop of a boatbuilder displays the tools of this trade.

• In addition you will find fishing equipment and various bits and pieces connected with the fjord and fjord life.

The picture of life in Sogn in past time will not be complete without experiencing the Sogn Fjordmuseum.

Sognafæringen – a video presentation made by the museum.

In 1983, the Museum documented how the boat builder Svein Henjesand built a “Sognafæring” in the traditional manner.

An edited version of the documentation, about 28 minutes, you can see here...

Take a look at some fotos from Sogn Fjord Museum