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Balestrand is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located on the northern shore of the Sognefjorden in the traditional district of Sogn. The administrative center is the village of Balestrand. Other villages in the municipality include Ese, Kvamme, Låne, Sæle, Tjugum, and Vetlefjorden.The municipality is situated at the confluence of the Fjærlandsfjorden/Esefjorden and the main Sognefjorden. The major industries in the municipality are tourism and farming. Balestrand became popular early due to the interest of artists, such as Hans Gude, Alfred Heaton Cooper, Hans Dahl, and Johannes Flintoe. Their paintings of the scenery around Balestrand inspired visitors, and Balestrand maintains its connection with art. Other industries include made-to-order kitchen interiors, local apple juice, and Nesseplast which produces industrial plastic. The Norwegian County Road 13 runs through the municipality.Plan your vacation with our Norway online vacation planner and discover the best things to do in Balestrand.
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$681 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Day Guided Roundtrip From Bergen To Sognefjord With Flam Railway
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$986 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sognefjord Private Yacht Cruise from Flam by classic Grand Banks
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Duration: 12 hours
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Duration: 15 hours
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