Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre opens June 1st 2019

Photo: Espen Mills/Norsk Villakssenter

Season 2019 from June 1st to August 31st. 

Open daily. Information about opening hours coming soon.

The Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre is a visiting centre and exhibition about the Atlantic salmon, located in beautiful Lærdal in Sogn and Fjordane, on the banks of the River Lærdalselvi, one of the most well-known Salmon River in Norway. Here you will learn about the history of the Atlantic salmon and traditions associated with it. A Museum with films and stories about how the English lords game to Lærdal and started sports fishing in the 1850’s!

You can observe wild salmon and sea-trout in the 20 metre long observatory (aquarium) so close that you can almost touch the fish! Find out the difference between salmon and sea trout’s and catch up award winning film, telling you the story about the struggling life for a salmon. 


Ticket includes:

Exhibition area: ”Walking on your own”. Display in four languages: Norwegian, English, German, and French. Old films and slideshow.

Film:”The fight for life” Lasts 22min – about the life of the Atlantic salmon – seen through the eyes of mother salmon! ”Five languages: Norwegian, English, German, French and Japanese. 


Adults  NOK 90,-
Children 0-5 old  Free
Children 6-16 old  NOK 60,-
Family*  NOK 210,-
Senior/students  NOK 70,-

 * Two adults and two children 6-16 old


Group prices               

With booking (min 15 pers) NOK 70,-
Without booking (min 10 pers) NOK 75,-
Children 6-16 år NOK 50,-
Combi-ticket m/ Borgund Stave Church    N/A


Guided tour

We offer private guiding in English or German - contact us in advance for price and information


Free parking 50 meters from main entrence.



Drive-in for busses for arrival and boarding.



The centre is well suited for everyone, also for wheelchairs.

Visiting centre with gift shop and local restaurant.

The shop offer souvenirs and varied range of Nordic products, postcard and travel books. 
The restaurant serves lunches and dinners as well as coffee, tea, cakes and refreshments.
Capacity 80 inside. Plus outside tables.
We offer lunches and dinners for groups. Ask for group menu. 
No of toilets: 6, 1 for disabled
Telephone:  - +47 900 39 413 (phone is not serviced before May 7th 2019) E-mail:

Distance to Lærdal
From Flåm (via Lærdal tunnel): 40km – aprox 40min 
From Flåm - via Aurland and the ”snow road”: 50km – aprox 70min. 
From Skjolden harbour-(one ferry) 95km – aprox 2 hours.
From Bergen – 200km. From Oslo 320km (Road E16)
More information -

Norsk Villakssenter

+47 900 39 413

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