Vikoyri is a port town in Vik municipality (Sogn og Fjordane county, western Norway), at the mouth of Vikja River and on Sognefjorden's southern shore, near the midpoint of Norway's longest fjord system. The village has population around 1,200.
Port's cruising season runs between early-May and late-August. Most local shore excursions are to Voss (approx 1 hour drive) and Flam (1 hour 15 min). Travel options between Vik and Flam include ferries, boats, buses and taxis. Boat tours are offered to the nearby fjords, and also to Naeroyfjorden (branch of Sognefjorden).
Vikoyri is located along Riksvei 13 (Norwegian National Road 13, between Sandnes with Balestrand) leading south to Vossevangen (Voss municipality). Via ferries, Vikoyri is directly connected to Balestrand. The town is approx 13 km (8 ml) south of Balestrand, approx 25 km (16 ml) northeast of Nese (Arnafjord Church), approx 10 km (6 ml) northwest of Fresvikbreen glacier and approx 26 km (16 ml) northeast of lake Holskardvatnet.
In Vikoyri is one of the cheese factories owned by TINE SA (Norway's largest dairy product cooperative, founded in 1928). This is the only factory in the world producing the Norwegian gammelost cheese. In Vikoyri also has two medieval churches - Hove (built 1170) and Hopperstad Stave (built 1140). Vik municipality's main church (Vik Church, built 1877) is also here.
In 2018, the port handled 13 cruise ship calls and around 7,000 passengers. For 2019 were scheduled 19 ship calls with estimated around 13,000 passengers.
Vikoyri cruise terminal
In 2018 were announced plans for a port infrastructure development project for building a new tourist info center at the cruise ship pier. In Vik, cruise passengers will find cafes and shops located close to the port (within walking distance).