Gaular is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sunnfjord. The administrative centre is the village of Sande. The Viksdalen valley is located in Gaular.Gaular is sometimes referred to as Fosselandet (the land of the waterfalls) because it is home to 28 large and small waterfalls.
Indre Holmedal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The original municipality was identical to the Indre Holmedal parish (prestegjeld) with the sub-parishes (sokn) of Bygstad, Sande, and Vik (Viksdalen). In 1912, the name of the municipality was changed to Gaular. On 1 January 1990, parts of the Hestad area were transferred from Fjaler to Gaular.The name (Old Norse Gaular) is derived from the name of the river Gaula. The old name was revived in 1912, until then the name of the municipality was Indre Holmedal.