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Skjolden is a village in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located at the end of the Lustrafjorden, a branch of the Sognefjorden. Skjolden is located at the innermost point of the Sognefjorden, Norway's longest fjord, and the length of the Sognefjorden is measured from Skjolden to the island of Ytre Sula where the fjord meets the ocean—over 200 km. The valleys of Mørkridsdal and Fortunsdal meet at Skjolden, just west of the Hurrungane mountains.[2] Skjolden is home to about 200 people.[3]

View of Skjolden
View of Skjolden
Skjolden is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Skjolden is located in Norway
Skjolden (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°29′25″N 07°36′02″E / 61.49028°N 7.60056°E / 61.49028; 7.60056Coordinates: 61°29′25″N 07°36′02″E / 61.49028°N 7.60056°E / 61.49028; 7.60056
RegionWestern Norway
CountySogn og Fjordane
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6876 Skjolden

The village is located along the Sognefjellsvegen road, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of the lake Prestesteinsvatnet and the mountain Fannaråki. Skjolden is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of the municipal center of Gaupne and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Hafslo. North of the village is Breheimen National Park, home of the glaciers Harbardsbreen and Spørteggbreen and the mountain Tverrådalskyrkja.

Notable residentsEdit

The village was home to Ludwig Wittgenstein between 1913 and 1914.

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  1. ^ "Luster" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Skjolden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  3. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1426 Luster" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Julian Baggini, Secular pilgrimage, Aeon magazine (2019)