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Panorama picture from Ørsta Municipality in Norway


It is a great pleasure 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.

The Sunnmørs Alps stretch from Nordfjord in the south to Storfjord in the north. The variety of scenery between peak and fjord reflects a Norway in miniatyre, and has something to offer at every season! We invite you on an open-air holiday - you can choose one full of activity or simply relax in the peace and quiet among our mountains and fjords.


The countryside is important for all of us and we must protect it. Anyone may onjoy the woods and fields on foot, on skis, on horseback or by bike. You can pick flowers, berries and mushrooms, but be careful of mushrooms you do not know. All rubbish should be put in litter bins at picnic sites or petrol stations. AIways take care when using an open flame. Show respect for birds and animals, especially in the nesting season. Remember to keep dogs on a lead.