From Flatheim to Sande, follow the National Tourist Route through the Gaular valley along the protected Gaula river, through Hestad Landscape Protection Area. You meet the Sognefjord in Vadheim and follow the fjord towards the coast, past Lavik and Hyllestad. You can admire Lihesten which rises steeply from the fjord and is 777 m at its highest point. You now drive through the village of Sørbøvåg and continue along the fjord to Folkestad. It is nice to have a detour to Korssund and Lammetun where you can look over to the island of Alden also called «The Norwegian Horse», which rises 481 meters “straight up” from the sea. Now you drive along the Dalsfjord through Hellevik, Flekke and Dale. Back to Sande and continue to Flatheim on the same road you started.
Photo: Mal Dickson Photography