A hotel a little out of the ordinary
Sogndalstrand with its charming buildings and cultural landscape is protected by law by The Directorate for Cultural Heritage. The Director General for cultural Heritage has called the town the finest cultural gem on the west coast.
Today Sogndalstrand, in all its glory, has become a popular destination. The county governor in Rogaland has been in charge of an extensive lime treatment project in Sokndalvassdraget in the recent years. The result of this is that the river Sokna is once again rich with salmon. There are also wild sheep in the Strannaåsen territory.
Sogndalstrand is a popular and beautiful sight in calm and relaxing surroundings. In the summer of 2009, Sogndalstrand had 64 000 visitors, and the town`s popularity is increasing.
Enthusiasts Eli Laupstad Omdal and Jan Oddvar Omdal started with Krambukafé – the general store café – in June 1994, as a voluntary endeavour to bring this unique location from the age of sailing into focus; an entire small town was in decline, and something had to be done.
Today Sogndalstrand Kulturhotell comprises eight different houses with 15 guest rooms, a restaurant, café, conference room, prison pub, etc. The oldest house dates from 1831. The presence of the hotel has also given several players the courage to invest in the local community.