Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre

Photo: Espen Mills/Norsk Villakssenter

Season 2016 from May 1th to September 30th. 

Open daily.

May 1th - May 31th                      12.00 - 18.00
June 1th – June 30th                    10:00 - 18:00
July 1th – August 30th                  10:00 - 18:00
September 1th - Sepember 30th    12:00 - 18.00

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. 

Free access to "Sogn Artcenter", which is located in the same building.


Adults NOK 90,-
Children 0-16 years Free
Children 6-16 år NOK 60,-
Family* NOK 210,-
Senior/students NOK 80,-

 * Two adults and two children 6-16 år


Group prices               

With booking (min 15 pers) NOK 70,-
Without booking (min 10 pers NOK 75,-
Children 6-16 år NOK 60,-
Combi-ticket m/ Borgund Stave Church NOK 130,-


Guided tour

We offer private guiding in English - contact us 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, Lærdal Touristinformation and the local cafe – “Laksen”.
The shop offer souvenirs and varied range of Nordic products, postcard and travel books. 
The cafe serves coffee, tea and refreshments. Cakes and snacks. Small lunches. 
Capacity 50 inside. Plus outside tables. Ask for group menu. 
No of toilets: 6, 1 for disabled

Distance to Lærdal
From Flåm (via Lærdal tunnel): 40km – aprox 40min 
From Flåm - via Aurland and the ”snow road”: 50km – aprox 60min. 
From Skjolden harbour-(one ferry) 95km – aprox 2 hours.
From Bergen – 200km. From Oslo 320km (Road E16)
More information -
Telephone:  - 915 51 043 -

Norsk Villakssenter

+47 915 51 043

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