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 Norangsfjorden

Norangsfjorden is an arm of Hjørundfjorden. Norangsfjorden is 6.5 km long and maximum depth is 296 meters. Norangsfjorden inlet is between Lekneset in the north and Stålbergneset in the south. At Norangsfjorden there is the two villages Urkebygda on the north side of the bay and Øyelandet on the other. In addition, the farms Leknes, Maude and Stennes by the fjord. Highway 655 runs on the east and north side of the fjord.

The village Urke has become better known after Hurtigruten started going into Hjørunfjorden in 2012. The village is named after the torrential river Urkeelva. One of the few farms that survived the Plague was located here. The eight farmhouses at Haukåssætra were restored in the 1990s. Urke is an excellent starting point for many mountain hikes of various difficulties, while Urkedalen can offer easier hikes. In the winter the terrain is great for summit hikes on skis.


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