Utsikten Viewpoint

Stop for “the view” on a trip through Gaularfjellet

Essential info

About Utsikten

The Utsikten viewpoint provides a necessary rest point immediately before or after driving the twisting and turning road through Bårddalen Valley.

Utsikten means “the view” in Norwegian–quite an apt name. The structure pokes out over the edge of the mountain for an outlook down the valley and over the surrounding mountains. The pointed design, reaching the north, south, and west delivers a variety of viewing angles worth exploring. The viewpoint was completed in 2016.

Getting there

Utsikten is located at the edge of Norwegian Scenic Route Gaularfjellet (Road 613), a 37 kilometer drive from Balestrand.


  • Free parking
  • Toilets

Where to stay

Hov Hyttegrend offers cabins and facilities for tents, as well as shuttle services to Fossestien every morning in the high season.

Flatheim Farm is a traditional B&B. They offer comfortable beds and facilities for camping, as well as guided trips and a summer café with local refreshments.

In Balestrand you can find a choice of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering apartments. Historical Kviknes Hotel was the favourite of famous painters in the 1800s.

Near Sande on the the Sunnfjord side of Gaularfjellet, Villa Åmot offers a unique cultural experience. In Jølster and Førde you will find both self-catering apartments and hotels. 


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