How is life in Fjaerland? Curious?
Nearly 300 people live in Fjaerland, and even more sheep and cattle. Don't let the numbers fool you. In this small, peaceful and; don't forget; beautiful village people live, work and build families and homes. We're not here simply for the scenery. This tight-knit, welcoming community, full of activities for work and leisure, is what we call home. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to become one of us.
Webcam in Mundal, Fjaerland, right now!
About the village
The centre in Fjærland is Mundal, about 3 km off the main road, down the fjord. Mundal includes school and church, as well as shops, hotels and other services. The church is from 1861, rebuilt in 1931. It is open to the public. In Mundal you also find The Norwegian Book Town with several picturesque second-hand book shops. The Book Town opened in 1996, being the eighth booktown in the world and the first in Scandinavia.
The people who live in Fjaerland work within a broad range of professions. Some of us are farmers, which traditionally has been the main outcome in Fjærland. Today, many of the villagers work in trade and services, both private and public. We work in schools, health care, grocery shops and restaraunts. We do carpenting, plumbing, construction work and tourism. The latter developed as tourists started to explore Fjaerland, and today this industry has a great impact on Fjærland in the summer season.
Fjaerland's location makes it easy to commute to other villages in the region. There are ample job opportunities approximately 30 - 60 minutes travel time from Fjaerland. There are also people who commute to Fjaerland for work.
Work and leisure
A year in Fjærland usually has two very distinct and different seasons: Winter and summer. In summer, we busy ourselves with running all the tourism-related businesses, and arranging fairs, concerts and a number of exciting and original events - such as the quadrennial Round bale festival. Wintertime is the season for running the myriad of organisations in Fjærland, and planning for next year. By population, Fjærland has a vast number of organisations for all interests and abilities - whether you like dancing, all kinds of sports, music, hunting, politics, handicraft or history - to name a few - there is something for you here. Newcomers in Fjærland are quickly included in the rich organisational life. You can make a difference in this community.
Fjaerland is a part of Sogndal municipality, where Sogndal is the centre, about 30 minutes southwards drive from Fjaerland. In total, there are almost 8000 people in Sogndal.
Companies in fjaerland
As many of us are entrepreneurs and run our own businesses, you'll find a broad range of companies in Fjærland. Not all of them have an online presence, they are too busy working.