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Vanylven in Norway Vanylven municipality coat of arms


385,1 km2

Vanylven Local Directory

Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Vanylven

Vanylven muncipality has approximately 3.500 inhabitants and covers a area of 385,1 km2. Vanylven is a little nature wonder, borders to Sogn and Fjordane. Farming and fishing have always been important for settling and employment in Vanylven. Vanylven comprises the districts of Rovde, Syvde, Eidså, Åram, Fiskå, Sylte and Åheim. The municipal centre is in Fiskå, where also the City Hall is located. Vanylvens bigest employer are Vanylven muncipality, Olivin, Ulstein verft, Rovde Shipping.


Rovde lies northeast in Vanylven, approximately 20 km from the municipal centre Fiskå. The village have about 340 inhabitants. There are 2 big employer in Rovde, Rovde Shipping and Rovde Møbelfabrikk (furniture). The main attractions are Gurskøya, Rovde Church and Skoratinden.


Syvde lies innermost of Syvdefjorden with high mountains on each side. The village of Syvde have about 830 inhabitants mainly in Nordal og Sørdal. At Øverberg approximately 5 kilometer from Syvde lies the Skii centre. The Skiing centre includes a modern chairlift, excellent opportunities for slalom, telemark and snowboards, and many kilometers of cross-country tracks contribute towards making the area very attractive.


The village have about 380 inhabitants. Fishing have always been important for employment in Åram, together with many at the shipyards on Gurskøya.


The municipal centre is in Fiskå, where also the City Hall is located. Fiskå have about 900 inhabitants. Fiskå is one of the commercial centre in Vanylven with different small businesses. The big employers are Ulstein Verft and Vanylven muncipality. The highest mountain is Storebøra.


Sylte is one of the smallest villages in Vanylven with about 200 inhabitants. Sylte lies between Fiskå and Slagnes. Farming and fishing have always been important for Sylte and at Vidnes you can see it.


Slagnes is one of the smallest villages in Vanylven lies approximately 4 km north of Åheim, with about 200 inhabitants. The Vanylven Church is located at Slagnes.


Åheim is one of three biggest villages in Vanylven. The village have about 900 inhabitants and lies close to Åheimelva river. In Almklovdal and Sundal lies several farms. In Åheimsbygda lies Norway´s biggest producer of olivinmineral, Olivin. In Åheim lies St. Jetmunds Church. Abeautiful stone church from 1630. The church was teared down in 1863 but built up in 1957.


Eidså lies at the westside of Syvdefjorden looking over to the majestetic mountains in the east. The village have about 300 inhabitants. Farming and fishing, industrie and service have always been important for Eidså. The main sportsarena for Vanylven is placed here enen a 9 holes Golf Court lies here.


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.


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.


Nordmøre may have Norway´s best and most varied opportunities for anglers. You will find a sea rich in species and the supply is abundant; a coastline with shielded areas ideally suited for small boats; fjords with saltwater fish as well as freshwater fish on its way to or from the spawning sites up the rivers; some of Norway´s best rivers for angling for salmon or trout; ten thousand freshwater lakes, all clean and stocked with fish. The lakes are located from out on the islands to up in the mountains, as high as 1.500 - 2000 metres above sea level.


Vanylven Golfclub is a golf course with 6 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course are located at Eidsåvoll.