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The village of Sogndalsfjøra is the administrative center of Sogndal municipality. Other main villages include Kaupanger, Kjørnes, and Fjærland. Sogndal Airport, Haukåsen is located 10 kilometres southwest of Kaupanger.

Sogndal has a central situation on the Sognefjord. The Sognefjord is the world´s longest fjord, 204 km long and 1.296 metres deep. The Sognefjord cannot be discovered in just a day or two. If you want to experience the diversity and specialness of this area, you must plan for a longer stay. Sogndal is the regional centre for transportation, commerce, services and education. Agriculture has always played a major role in the municipality of Sogndal. Traditionally, the industries in Sogndal have been centered around the processing of agricultural and forestry products.

The Kaupanger Industrial Park is home to several large companies. Lerum Industries, a producer of lemonade, syrup, juice, and jam, is a cornerstone company in Sogndal, and it is also the largest factory of its kind in Norway. Gilde is a meat processing company specializing in cured meat products. Together with Lerum it constitutes the majority of the traditional industry in Sogndal. Many of the public service functions for the region are also located in Sogndal.

Sogndal is the shopping and retail center for the surrounding region which has about 30,000 inhabitants. There are about 70 shops in the compact center of Sogndalsfjøra. Many of these shops are located in the new, modern shopping mall called Sogningen Storsenter. Winter sports in Hodlekveheisen and Sogndalsdalen.

Sogndal is the educational center of Sogn og Fjordane County. Students from all over Norway come to Sogndal and they create a high level of activity, which is hard to find in places of similar size. Sogndal has University College, a large upper secondary school and the oldest continuously running folk high school in the country. The Norwegian Booktown consists of 12 second-hand bookshops in Fjærland, together offering almost every category of literature. Norwegian Glacier Museum, possibly the most entertaining museum in Norway. In Kaupanger, the old Stave church from the 12th century is still standing.



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