Get to know Årdal

When driving alongside Sognefjorden and you think you cannot possibly get any further and deeper into Sogn, you will find Årdal National Park municipality. With majestic, untouched nature at the doorsteps of Jotunheimen National Park, Årdal’s position between steep, tall mountains and deep valleys is quite likely Norway’s most exciting and unknown playground for outdoor activity enthusiasts.

The municipality has two small towns, Årdalstangen and Øvre Årdal, with a population of 5170 inhabitants. There are smaller valleys surrounding the two small towns; Naddvik (Vikadalen), Nundalen, indre and ytre Ofredal, Seimsdalen, Fardalen and Utladalen. Årdal hosts several popular festivals for those interested in music and the outdoors and attracts festivalgoers from near and afar.

Årdal aims high – join us in our future visions

In addition to be widely known for developing modern technology and innovations, Årdal is focusing on creating a safe and enjoyable community, being environmentally friendly and creating sustainable jobs. Working in Årdal offers you inclusion and varied tasks, with dynamic and adaptable workspaces and with an emphasis on employee satisfaction and diversity. We host everything from small, independent businesses to international companies investing heavily in innovation and modern technology.

There are also great opportunities for you to found new travel and hospitality businesses within the tourism sector as part of the sustainable tourism strategy Årdal municipality has for the future.


The municipality offers many great and varied public services, a broad cultural scene and plenty of organised spare time activities. You will find daily outdoor activities for all age groups with short distances to schools and nurseries, sport halls, ski resorts, swimming halls and daytrip cabins. Not least, all residents in Årdal take great pride in engaging and contributing to our community through volunteer work and lending helping hands.

Årdal has high ambitions for the future with support from an engaging community and new unique technology innovations developed by some of the many companies located in our municipality. We are now looking for you who wish to aim high, live well and enjoy your surroundings, share your knowledge and contribute to our society for a great future for yourselves and your fellow residents.

Did you know that.......

Nursery coverage in Årdal is at 99.2%.

Årdalsguiden 2022/23

This guide gives you a full overview of Årdal and its surroundings and what is on offer, such as local trips and hikes, services, shops, events and meeting spots.

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