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Eide


Eide in Norway Eide municipality coat of arms

Population:
3,463

Areal:
152,4 km2


Eide Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Eide

Eide municipality lies between the towns of Molde and Kristiansund. The Atlantic Ocean Road is here, with a wealth of nature experiences with mountains, rivers teeming with fish, lakes, fjords and the sea. Charming houses and detached cabins for rent. Horse farm, riding centre and Strømsholmen, one of Norway´s best sports-diving centres. Eide municipality has approximately 3.362 inhabitants and a area of 152,4 km2, including the small village Lyngstad.

The less sporty among us can enjoy the sea from the islands. The easiest thing to do is to drive along Atlanterhavsveien out towards Hustadvika from Averøy to Vevang. Out into the mouth of the fjord, the road winds its way over 8 bridges and embankments, from islet to island to islet again. The vegetation is sparse, and the plants growing there have long since adapted to a saltwater existence.

THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD

The Atlantic Ocean Road is a unique road connection between the municipalities Averøy and Eide. This unique, new highway will bring you out to the very farthest point where the land ends and the ocean begins. And once there, the boundless 9 majesty of the ocean will provide you with a sight you will never forget. No more than a few stones' throw towards the west an important 9 shipping fairway crosses the notorious Hustadvika, where in numerable ships' wrecks on the seabed bear silent witness to the dramas of the past.

Did the Creator perhaps have motorists in mind when one sunrise. He cast this myriad of islets - Strømsholmen, Skarvøya, Lyngholmen, Geitøya, Kuholmen, and whatever they´re all called around as a protection against the forces of the sea? For the sea itself was hardly cooperative. All of 12 hurricanes tried to prevent the building of this road, which now winds its way across bridges and embank ments from islet to islet, and connects Averøya with the mainland.

Although these tiny, windswept islands were home to a total of 120 souls in around 1900, all making a living from fishing and drying tish, they are now deserted. The fish is still there, though thronging the rocky shoreline, just waiting to be caught!

Throughout history, although the sea has been both larger and transport route to our coastal populations, in storm it has been a dreaded enemy. The fairways along our coasts have some notorious stretches of open sea, of which Hustadvika probably stands out as most frequently associated with storm and shipwreck, brave fishermen and seamen, and daring rescues.

"He", say the coastal people when referring to the elements.
- He's rough today or !
-He's bringing rain - showing marked respect for the weather!

Today, the new Atlantic Highway provides you with the best opportunity of experiencing life along the ocean's edge. Here are just a few ideas:

The Atlantic Ocean Road takes you over 8 brigdes from islet to islet out to the very point where the land ends and the ocean begins. Hustadvika, an infamous stretch of ocean, is an unforgettable experience whatever the weather. There is excellent fishing and scuba-divers from all over the world gather here.

Svevestien walking path and the very special service house built on Eldhusøya is a project at the interface between building and art. The elevated walking path at Eldhusøya island is a round trip that everybody can manage, and it open every day, all year.

PICTURES

See some the pictures from Eide taken by one of the users. Visit over users homepage or send them a e-mail.

ERIKLIA ACTIVITY FARM

Has the world's largest herd of Nordland- / Lynghorses (approximately 60 head) which is one of Norway' s national horse breeds and one of the rarest in the world. The activity farm has roughly 250 animals, divided between fifteen different species.

GAUSTADVÅGEN NATURE RESERVE AND WETLAND AREA

This nationally protected area has an international diploma and carries the status of a protected wetland and nature reserve for various birds, amongst others Whooper swans.

DIVING

There is excellent scuba-divers from all over the world gather here. This is a diver´s paradise. The fairways along our coasts have some notorious stretches of open sea, of which Hustadvika probably stands out as most frequently associated with storm and shipwreck, brave fishermen and seamen, and daring rescues. Hustadvika, an infamous stretch of ocean, is an unforgettable experience whatever the weather.

FISHING

There is more to the Atlantic Ocean Road than roads and bridges! Park your car on one of the parking sites and walk just a short distance to the best fishing places. There you may catch a nice coal fish which tastes deliciously grilled on a campfire. Using a boat gives you even better catch. Local people have boats for rent. Hustadvika, an infamous stretch of ocean, is an unforgettable experience whatever the weather. There is excellent fishing and scuba-divers from all over the world gather here.