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Vestnes is part of the traditional district of Romsdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Vestnes. Other villages in the municipality include Vikebukt, Vik, Øverås, Fiksdal, Tomrefjord and Tresfjord. The area is known for nature and outdoor pursuits, and has a long history in ship building and maritime crafts.

The village of Vestnes (Helland) dates back to early medieval times, and has 24-hour ferry and water taxi service with the town of Molde to the northeast. The ferry takes about 35-minutes each way. Vestnes is a relatively good agricultural community with emphasis on livestock and milk production. Vestnes, however, is primarily a manufacturing district.

The main industry is the ship-building industry with a number of different companies located in Vestnes. Other that shipbuilding, there are several companies in the food, textile and clothing, wood products, furniture, and metal products industries in Vestnes.

Høgsvora is a popular destination for skiers, starting from the transition between Vaksvika in <Ørskog and Tresfjord in Vestnes. Høgsvora is 1164 meters and lies on the border between the municipal Ørskog and Vestnes.

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