Private investors and Eid municipality are behind the SeaWalk investment that enables Nordfjordeid to handle ships at a 230-meter/754-foot dock. When the season is over the port can contract the SeaWalk to about one-third of this length.
The SeaWalk opens the opportunity for more cruise ships to visit Nordfjord's famous Briksdal Glacier. The trip now takes two hours less.
Viking ship attraction
Nordfjordeid's main attraction is the Sagastad Center, which houses a replica of the Myklebust ship, Norway's largest known Viking ship at 30 meters/100 feet in length and dating to about 800 AD.
The ship was burnt in a burial ceremony for a very important person, likely a Viking king. The burial mound was first excavated in 1874. It is located five minutes' walk from the quay.
Nordfjordeid's floating pier follows other SeaWalk installations at North Cape-Lakselv, Geiranger, Skjolden and Stockholm.