The Royal Postal Road
The Nærøyfjord is a hidden gem in the wilderness. One of the best ways of getting close to the fjord is to hike along the old Royal Postal Road between Bleiklindi and Styvi. The road follows the fjord from Bleiklindi, named after the large and pale linden tree there, which formed part of the old postal route between Bergen and Oslo. In winter when the ice on the fjord was unsafe, the postmen from Voss and Gudvangen would cross the fjord from the small village of Bakka over to Bleiklindi and continue along this path to Styvi farm. Styvi was a post farm, meaning the mail was delivered further to Lærdal by boat.
The path is approx. 5.5 kilometres long and is an easy and idyllic walk. You will pass steep mountainsides rising straight up from the fjord, beautiful rock faces, wild valleys and scenic waterfalls. You may even spot some seals or porpoises along the way.