Selja Kloster





Come to see and experience some of the most ancient existing sites of Church history in this country, associated with a sanctum, a bishopric seat and an abbey.

Nobody comes to the Selja Abbey without wonderment. And nobody leaves the place unmoved. The past comes so close in a place like this, entirely without modern encroachments of any kind. These unequalled and most outlying ruins situated next to Stadhavet are like entering into a fairytale. It is your own story, and is a part of you when you leave.

text by; Torkjell Djupedal: Selja (English edition). Selja Forlag 2012.




The legend of SUNNIVA


tickets and timetables 2019

Season Day Departure Selje Price NOK adult/children (4-12)
04.05 - 23.06 Saturday 12.00 300 / 100
24.06 - 11.08 Daily 11.00 + 13.15 400 / 150
12.08 - 29.09 Saturday 12.00 300 / 100

For groups over 20 persons, pleace contact us for prices and availability.

Directions to Selja

Selja monastery is located on the island of Selja in Selje municipality, Nordfjord, Sogn and Fjordane.

Travel by car

Distances from Selje:

Nordfjordeid 1 h

Måløy 45 min

Stryn 1h 45 min

Ålesund 3 h

Bergen 6 h

Oslo via Lillehammer / Otta / Stryn 8 h

Oslo via Hemsedal / Sogndal 8 h 20 min

Trondheim via Otta / Stryn 8 h

Trondheim via Molde 8 h 30 min.

Parking in Selje

Parking place free of charge is to be found within walking distance to the harbour.

Travel by express boat

Norled has day-to-day departures from Bergen, Florø and a number of other stops along the route. See here for timetables, stops and prices.

Travel by plane

The closest airports are Florø and Sandane, with direct flights from Oslo and Bergen. Ålesund airport Vigra is 3 hours away by car, and has direct flights from the largest cities in Norway and a number of big cities such as London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Alternative airports are Ørsta-Volda Airport within 2 hours and Bergen Airport within 6 hours drive from Selje by car. Other airports in the vicinity are Sogndal Airport and Førde Airport. There is a daily express boat to Selje from Bergen and Florø.

Order taxi

Selje Taxi: +47 578 56 486

Stadlandet Taxi: +47 578 57 242