Modalen is a hidden gem deep in the Osterfjorden about an hour by car from Bergen - a small municipality with varied experiences on offer.
Modalen is located in the Osterfjorden with beautiful scenery of fjords and mountains and big waterfalls. Stølsheimen is the vast mountainous region between Modalen, Sogn and Voss and is one of the finest mountain ranges in western Norway. Modalen is a natural gateway to this landscape.
From Bergen to Modalen you cross the Nordhordland Bridge which is the world’s longest floating brigde. Continue along the beautiful and varied fjord landscape and small villages. The drive takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes from the city center.
At the start of Mostraumen, which is a beautiful stream in a unique landscape, you'll find rock carvings dating back about 3000 years.
The municipality has natural wonders like Otterstadstølen, Hestabotn, Slottet and several others. Modalen has several marked hiking trails and is perfect for hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. The municipal center Mo is well worth a visit. Along the distinctive harbor, there is docking facilities for private boats. In the harbor you’ll also find a shop, post office and cafe / restaurant. The white sany beach is a beautiful spot on a warm summers day. In Bryggeslottet you can do ten pin bowling, swimming, exercise and visit the library.
For public transport, see www.skyss.no
Welcome to Modalen!
A great scenic hike for the whole family with beautiful views.
A favorite hike for the whole family in beautiful mountain and farm terrain.
Hiking on old roads along the banks of the river Modalselva.
Nygard has several walks for the whole family all year round.
From fjord to mountains - a selection of trails and cabins.
Family-friendly hike in the footsteps of the past dairymaids.
Scenic hike up from Mo. Steep, beautiful and typical Western Norway.
Family-friendly tour on old path up from Farestveit.
Guided hikes, yoga courses, wild mushroom picking and bicycle rental.
Work place and gallery of local artist Jarle Midtun.
Mobryggja is a great place for food and art in Modalen.
Good accommodation and parking for camper vans.