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Sande


Sande in Norway Sande municipality coat of arms

Population:
2,635

Areal:
93,2 km2


Sande Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Sande

Sande municipality has approximately 2.600 inhabitants and covers a area of 93,2 km2. Sandsøy is an island off the coast of Norway. This is the place if you are looking for peace and quiet - and good angling! The island has several houses, converted fishermen´s cabins, apartments and rooms to let. At Sandsøy and Voksa you can observe over 90 species of birds on these islands.

SANDSØY

Sandsøy is an island off the coast of Norway. This is the place if you are looking for peace and quiet - and good angling! The island has several houses, converted fishermen's cabins, apartments and rooms to let. The island has 140 households, kindergarten, school and a shop with post office.

The island has several kilometres of road - with little traffic and hardly any hills. Cyclists and walkers will find many idyllic spots along the roads. You may well see some of the famous wild goats on the trip. Visit the local museum, the church, go down to the fine white bathing beaches or the exciting pebble beach that comes into view at low tide, towards Dollstein.

DOLLSTEIN CAVE

Visit the Dollstein cave, descending for 185 metres at a gradient of 45 degrees and ending up in the "cathedral", which is 10 metres across, with a high roof. Concerts have been held down there.

SUNNMØRE

Sunnmøre is the southernmost traditional district of the western Norwegian. Its main city is Ålesund. Though it is one of the three traditional districts in Møre og Romsdal, Sunnmøre is home to more than half the population of the county. The district is made up of mainland as well as several large islands such as Gurskøy and Hareidlandet, plus many small islands.

There are many local newspapers throughout Sunnmøre, as well as one that aims to cover the entire region, published from Ålesund, called Sunnmørsposten.

THE SUNNMØRS ALPS

It is a great pieature for us to welcome you to our "kingdom" - in the centre of Northern Europe´s fjord and alpine country. The region is spectacular, stretching from deep-blue fjords, via verdant valleys with emerald-green slopes way up to the highest wild peaks with their white glaciers. This is not just a picture, but reality, a landscape which you can become fond of.

Majestic peaks and a rugged alpine massif distinguish the Sunnmørs Alps from other mountain areas. Mountains plunge vertically into the fjord from a height of 1.500 - 1.600 metres and from the summit of Jakta at 1.588 metres, ther is a perpendicular fall of 1.821 metres to the bottom of the fjord. This will give you some idea of the enormous dimensions between the summits and the seabed below the waters of the fjords.

BIRD WATCHING

At Sandsøy and Voksa you can observe over 90 species of birds on these islands. Some of the most common species are cormorants, herons, mallards, red-breasted mergansers, sea eagles (mostly in winter time), oystercatchers, lapwings, redshanks, great black-headed gulls, herring gulls, common gulls and purple sandpipers (usually stand on breakwaters).

The most unusual species are smews, Eurasian spoonbills (usually south of Denmark), little grebes, ruddy turnstones, ringed plovers, long-tailed tits, snow buntings, bullfinches, rooks, green sandpipers, tree creepers, teals, hen harriers, velvet ducks and grey plovers.

The birds can be seen all year round. There are good paths/roads with plenty of opportunities for observation. You can also hire a boat/canoe/bicycle to see the bird life from close up. The majority are seen along the shoreline, but many of the species are mountain birds.

FISHING

The catch will vary with the season - anything from mackerel, herring, angler fish, cod, saithe, redfish, catfish, salmon, halibut. The fish will also bite if you fish from the quayside, breakwater or bridge. Should you be unfortunate enough not to catch anything, the island has fish farms, a lobster park and a receiving station for catches from the fishing boats.