Why should you move to Fjordane?

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Enjoying a morning coffee by the fjord


Well there is many reasons we can think of why this place is the most beautiful place in the world. Not only from a geographical point of view but also because of the people that live here and the lifestyle it is giving you.

So we thought It might be good to know who we think could consider becoming a fjording and who maybe better re-considering it. This is as you may have guessed not based on emprical research or a scientific analysis, but on our experiences when we moved here. So it might also be a little biased, however we hope it still gives you a litte impression of us and fjordane, but more importantly shall it make you smile and inspire you to consider a move to fjordane. :)

You should consider becoming a "fjording"

* you love being outside in any weather

* you are happy when you are surrounded by nature

* Silence is something you cherish

* you like Mountains and possibly walking to their summit them as well

* you are not afraid to reach out to people if you need help or advice 

* You are happy to start learning norwegian

* you don't mind using a ferry once in a while

* you are happy to drive a car for 20 mins (in any weather) to get your grocery shopping

* you like snow in the winter, extremely long and mostly sunny days in the summer, Pretty Windy Autumns and cold, crispy Spring mornings in Spring.

* you know how to drive a car in the snow 

* you love endless midsummer nights

* you enjoy cosy, candlelit winter months

* you know how to survive a few hours without energy

* You are happy to only have a few neighbours but actually know, talk and spend some time with them

* you love skiing or would love to try it

* You could one day consider swimming in 10 degrees water (i.e. Fjord)

* You don't mind sheep and goats sleeping on the street and are happy to let cows cross the street

* you appreciate and cherish nature

* you never throw litter into the nature

* you own a pair of Rubber boots or rough shoes



You might not yet be a "fjording":

* You could not live without your starbucks coffee in the morning

* you need to have access to a Restaurant (Pub, Nightclub) in walking distance 

* You love standing in Traffic Jams 

* You hate driving to work or getting Groceries with your car

* You Like being surrounded by many People all the time 

* You go crazy in total silence

 * You like the nightlife and need access to it more than 3 times a week 

* you need hustle in bustle around you to feel better


* You cannot just sit and enjoy the view for hours

* you don't like to be outside in the nature at all and 

* The only shoes you have are highheels

* you hate snow

* you only want to live where it is always warm

* You like to celebrate Christmas in a bikini by a beach

* You could never imagine spending a night in a hut in the mountains without energy

* You are not interested in learning norwegian

* You need access to amazon 24hr delivery

* You would not find it exciting to see orcas from your front door

* you don't mind paying a fortune to get access to a good gym ( and childcare for that matter)

* You don't like the idea of being part of a small community

* ...

We would guess if you have 5-10 out of the points checked on the left side you are ready to become a fjording, and if you have more than 5 ticked on the right side, but still think you can be a fjording, we hope you can also cross a few on the left side :) 


To find out more about "Why you should move to Fjordane" have a look at our Activities, Lifestyle, Family and Fjordingar Sections. We hope that the information there will convince you even more.

Have we missed anything? Or have you got any other remarks? Let us know in the comments below:

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Shelley Booth (Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:22)

    Dette er meg, alle det på vensta,

  • #2

    Lisa Berg (Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:58)

    I would love it!

  • #3

    Katharina (Sunday, 15 October 2017 09:30)

    Fantastic Shelley and Lisa :) We would love to have you here in our community. You have passed the test! *hihi*

    If you ever consider it, let us know! We are here to help!

    Hilsen from Fjordane,

    the Fjordane team

  • #4

    Michael (Sunday, 15 October 2017 12:54)

    Maybe this could be something for me.

  • #5

    Justin (Monday, 16 October 2017 13:32)

    Great site were would you suggest is the best place to find properties for sale in the area
    many thanks

  • #6

    Katharina (Monday, 16 October 2017 13:53)

    Hey Justin,

    I can suggest you use: https://www.finn.no/realestate/browse.html

    If you look for property for sale try Bolig til Salgs. If you then select the "Område" Sogn og Fjordane and after that "Balestrand" Should you find something.

    This Farm for instance: https://www.finn.no/realestate/homes/ad.html?finnkode=85121888

    or this one:


    If you first would like to find an intermediate solution there are also flats in the area or we can help you further. Get in touch with us via info@fjordane.org

    Hope this helps.


  • #7

    Kerrie (Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:05)

    Foe me to live there I need a job and a place to stay till on my feet. I would move there in a heart beat. You hav2 described it perfectly.

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