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 a part of you when you leave.
text by; Torkjell Djupedal: Selja (English edition). Selja Forlag 2012.
tickets and timetables
Season Day Departure Selje Price NOK adult/children (4-12)
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.
Travel like the locals
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 daily departures from Bergen, Florø and a number of other stops along the route.
Travel by plane
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.
Bergen airport is 6 hours away by car or 5 hours on the expressboat from Bergen centrum.
Ørsta-Volda aiport, Hovden, Sogndal and Førde are other airports in the vicinity.
Selje Taxi: +47 578 56 486
Stadlandet Taxi: +47 578 57 242