Flåm is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the county of Sogn og Fjordane. The main reason is the Flåm Railway which winds its way up the valley of Flåmsdalen to Myrdal. Down by the quay is the railway station and a stone's throw away lies Fretheim Hotel. The hotel was established about 1890 when English tourists came to fish salmon in the Flåmselvi river.
The history of the village of Gudvangen starts about 1800. In that year the innkeeper of Arnehus at Dyrdal, Jens Knutsen Kappadal, moved to Gudvangen. The traffic on the Nærøyfjord increased from the mid-17th century when the national royal postal road by way of Lærdal, Gudvangen and Voss was established. It was a long distance to row from Lærdal to Gudvangen, and for this reason the inn at Arnehus was established.
Førde Hotell is today the smaller of the two hotels in Førde, but has a longer tradition. In older photos of Førde the hotel is always there, both because it was so attractively located on the river bank, and also because travelling photographers such as Knudsen and Lindahl stayed there.
Sunnfjord Hotell opened for business in 1968. The initiative was local, many local shareholders were behind it, and the inhabitants of Førde have always been important customers in the most centrally located hotel in the county of Sogn og Fjordane.
The farm of Furesund is located on the island of Furøy just southwest of Florø. The strait itself lies between Furøy and Ausa. The water is deep without any submerged rocks so relatively big boats can navigate the strait. It was the good sailing conditions and the sheltered harbour that formed the basis for the location of the inn.
Glavær is located just to the south of the entrance to the Sognefjord between Hille and Hisarøy. Glavær actually consists of several islands, and the inn was located on Søre Glavær. The inner shipping lane lies just west of Glavær. From time immemorial this place provided a harbour for sailboats and rowboats. Søre Glavær has probably the best small-boat harbour in Gulen. It was mostly "jekts" that sought this place to wait for fair wind.
Sauesund, like most places with an inn, is situated on a sound. The old inn is at Atløy, in the municipality of Askvoll, with a view across the narrow sound of Sauesundet. The municipal centre of Askvoll, on the opposite side of the Granesundet sound, has now taken over all the traffic which earlier went across the Sauesund.