The 17 kilometer long Dalsfjord is surrounding by steep mountains on three sides. The fjord, which is about 200 meters deep at the deepest part, is full of fish of all kinds.
In the very inner end of Dalsfjord, you'll find the small village of Steinsvik and Steinsvik Fjordhytter. You can access the village either by driving your car from Nordfjordeid or take the ferry from Volda to Folkestad.
Right next to Steinsvik are the neighbouring villages Åmelfot and Vassbakkane. Along both sides of the fjord, you'll find small villages like pearls on a string, until you come to either end. Each side has a grocery store and possibility to buy fuel
You can also take the ferry to the village of Volda, where you'll find restaurants, many types of shops and public services. You'll also find this in Nordfjordeid, a 50 minutes drive from Steinsvik (no ferries).
Steinsvik is a quiet place with a handful of villagers living there all year round. In the summertime, many tourists come to relax and enjoy the place. Many people also have their roots here and come back to visit their childhood homes.
The farms in Steinsvika dates back to 1596. Still, the fields are being kept and most houses have lights in the windows. Please feel free to take a walk around the village and see what it has to offer!
Steinsvika can be used as a base for exploring the Sunnmøre region. If you like hikes, it's a short trip to the rock formation Galten, near Folkestad. This is like a miniature version of the famous Trolltunga. From here you can see the whole fjord, even catch a glimpse of Steinsvik in the distance.
If you want to take a day-trip to see breathtaking mountains, you can drive your car to Folkestad and take the ferry over to Volda. From there you can drive towards Ørsta and Hjørundfjorden, also called the heart of the Sunnmøre alps.
The village of Sæbø is full of life during the summer. From there you can take the ferry or shuttle boat over to the small village of Trandal. It has only a handful of people, but the pub Christian Gaard and their swing is world famous!
You can also take the ferry from Sæbø to Leknes and see the historic Hotel Union Øye in Norangsfjorden. This hotel has a rich history with lots of European aristocrats staying there in the 1800's.
In the west, facing the North sea, you'll find Kråkenes lighthouse. Quite a sight when the weather is bad! In Vågsøy you can see a very unusual rock, Kannesteinen, which is shaped by the beating ocean waves from both sides over thousands of years.
On the way there, you'll pass the village of Måløy, which is know for having the same street name system as Manhattan (1st Street, 2nd Street, 3rd Street...).
Refviksanden is a great beach to enjoy on sunny days. This one is on par with Caribbean beaches, but perhaps slightly colder... If you want to watch surfers play with the waves, you can drive by Hoddevika, which is a world-famous destination for surfers.
If you have a whole day to spend, you can visit Geiranger, a three hour drive plus ferry. Geiranger is one of the top tourist destinations in Norway.
Heading north, you'll find the city of Ålesund, the center of Sunnmøre. The town is known for it's jugend style architecture and rich sea-faring history.
Distance to popular destinations, by car from Steinsvik:
Galten: 25 minutes (+a walk)
Nordfjordeid: 50 minutes (no ferries)
Sæbø: 1 hour 15 minutes (1 ferry)
Loen Skylift: 1 hour 30 minutes (no ferries)
Kannesteinen: 1 hour 50 minutes (no ferries)
Ålesund sentrum: 2 hours 30 minutes (2 ferries)
Geiranger: 3 hours (1 ferry)
Please ask us for details and advice about where to go and how to get there!