The village of Olden is situated on the southernmost of three short branches at the end of Nordfjord. As far back as the turn of the last century, cruise ships have been coming here to offer their passengers excursions to the Kjenndal and Briksdal glaciers. The scenery along the fjord is varied and quite beautiful. The peaceful valleys and well-kept farms stand in utter contrast to the stark whiteness of the glaciers and the towering mountains. Olden was for many years home to American landscape artist William H. Singer, scion of a Pittsburgh steel family. A philanthropist, Singer paid to have a road and the regional hospital built here in Olden.