Sogndal

 

Sogndal is a municipality and a town, in Sogn in Vestland county. The municipality is located deep in the Sognefjord and borders in the northwest to Sunnfjord, in the northeast to Luster, in the south to Lærdal and Vik (south of the fjord) and in the west to Høyanger.

The three largest settlements are Sogndal with 4,117, Hermansverk / Leikanger with 2,164 and Kaupanger with 1,034 inhabitants as of 1 January 2020. From 1 January 2020, the municipalities of Balestrand, Leikanger and Sogndal became one municipality. The new municipality is called Sogndal.

In addition to being a football village (Sogndal Football), Sogndal is called the "juice village", much because of Lerum AS, which has a branch in Kaupanger.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet is the municipality's largest workplace.

On March 30, 2007, the Stedjeberg tunnel (2.1 km) was opened by Minister of Transport Liv Signe Navarsete, who grew up in Sogndal. Kaupanger Stave Church is one of Norway's oldest stave churches.

Sogndal is a municipality of friendship with the municipality of Eshowe in South Africa.