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475,9 km2

Lindås Local Directory

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Lindås muncipality has approximately 15.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 475,9 km2 and lies in Hordaland. The administrative centre is Knarvik. Other areas of population are Lindås, Seim, Ostereidet, Alversund and Fanebust. The coastline is approximately 375 km with 531 islands. In east against Modalen and Stølsheimen the Sørdalsnuten mountain 957 meters. Heathland Centre at Lygra is a cultural museum consisting of a conserved heather moorland. It is also an information centre for the coastal heathlands. An information center with a restaurant, auditorium and permanent exhibition. Heathland was founded by the University of Bergen, Bergen County, Lindås Municipality, the Regional Council in Nordhordland and Gulen. It is administrated by the Museum Centre in Hordaland.

The municipality also has one of the largest oil refineries in northern Europe at its most northern tip. Statoil refinery which stores and refines oil from fields in the North Sea and is the biggest employer with approximately 700 employe in Nordhordland. Bergen harbour with Mongstad is Europe´s second biggest harbour. The main attractions are the burial mounds Kongshaugene at Seim, Peat dust at Lygra, Roadchurch at Vike and different museums and collections.


Knarvik Senter, the regional centre for Nordhordland, is a natural meeting place for commerce and culture. In the 1960s and 1970s Knarvik grew rapidly; new residential areas were built as well as shops, industry and public service offices. It has been expanding steadily ever since and now has almost 60 shops of all kinds. There is also a chemist, doctor, dentist, police station and rural police service. The Tourist Information Office is just 50 m from the centre.

From Knarvik, continue to Eikangervåg. Read more about what is worth seeing around Knarvik and on the road to Eikangervåg in the description of the E-39 - RV 570 route on pages 26-33. At Eikangervåg you can turn left for Fammestad, where you will find the Roparhaug Collection. This collection highlights how people worked and lived in former times and contains a variety of utility objects and decorative items.


Lindåslocks was built from 1899 to 1908 and was in use to 1963. The lock is 38 meters long, 7,6 meters wide and 3,5 metres deep.


The collection gives a picture of working methods and lifestyle in days past, and contains utility and decorative articles of various kinds. Guided tours by appointment.


Schoolhouse at Vassel, built in 1886. Open by appointment.


Great outdoor experiences on nature trails and the Trondheim Post Road. Canoes for hire. Horse riding on fjord horses. Horse-drawn two and four-wheel carriages. Fenced-off area with chickens, ducks, turkeys and goats. Sami tent. Contact Bruvoll Camping.


Vollom near Seim is the location of the world’s northernmost wild-growing beech wood. Prepared, sign-posted trails (approx. 1.5 km).


Parts of the old Post Road to Trondheim through Lindås have been prepared for walkers. Signed from Hundvin (parking by shop or church) to Skodvin (Vågseidet). Easy walking (approx. 6 km).


Lindås Church was consecrated 20 September 1865. The church was built just west of where the old stone church stood. The architect was Ole Syslak who was responsible for the construction of several other churches in western Norway. The church received its first church organ in 1906, which was replaced in 1978 with an organ built by J. H. Jørgensen. The church has two church bells. The oldest clock was made by Laxevaag Værk in Bergen in 1865, while the other was made by O. Olsen & Son in Tønsberg in 1955.


Diesel, electricity, water, WC, shower, kiosk, groceries, café and restaurant.


Mongstad is an industrial site located in the municipalities of Lindås and Austrheim. The site features an oil refinery for Statoil and other oil companies, including Shell. At Mongstad, Statoil has a crude oil terminal with a capacity of 9.5 million barrels. The port at Mongstad is the largest in Norway, measured in tonnage. The refinery at Mongstad is modern, and has been extensively upgraded, with a capacity of 10 million tonnes crude oil per year. The refinery is the largest in Norway, though medium sized by European standards. It is owned by Mongstad Refining, in which Statoil has a 79% ownership share and Shell 21%.

All the crude oil refined at Mongstad comes from the North Sea. The largest production is petrol, diesel, jet fuel and light petroleum products. The heaviest components are used to make petrol coke, an important ingredient in anodes for aluminum production. In 2010, Statoil and DONG Energy plan to open Mongstad power station, a natural gas-fired thermal power plant, to provide the site with heat energy and electricity, as well as to the Troll gas field.


There are many great small sea bays and river systems in Lindås that are excellent for canoeing and kayaking. Some of them have picnic sites for canoeists and others users of these lovely areas. Vågseidet, Risa and Lindås are good places from which to set off in your canoe/kayak. Hundvensvatnet (by Bruvoll Camping) or Vikavatnet lakes are good starting points for canoeing/ kayaking in river systems. Special canoeing map.


There is good fjord and sea fishing in Nordhordland. Not far to the west there are a lot of good fishing spots in the sea, where you can catch large cod, catfish and other types of fish. The open sea, the sounds and the calm waters of the fjords offer many good places to fish both from a boat or from the shore; salmon, trout, mackerel, cod, saithe, ling, pollack, tusk, halibut, flounder, angler fish and catfish. Get hold of a good sea chart with information about depth and the sea bed, and an angling guide with information about where to find the various species of fish together these can provide you with a fine catch!

Some of the fjord and sea fishing spots in our region are Lurefjorden just north of Lurekalven, Lurosen, The Fensfjord, Austfjorden, Risasjøen. The Stone Age site at Straume by Fonstraum bridge. For thousands of years this has been one of the best fishing spots in Hordaland. Toska there are many good fishing spots along the interesting road from Manger to Toska. The road which follows the curves of the coast, is an attraction in itself. Øyanevegen road from Austrheim out to Sævrøy, Krossøy and Baløy many good fishing spots along the way.


Golfclubs in Hordaland.