Ørsta municipality is the largest on the mainland in the county of Møre and Romsdal, and farming is an important way of life. There is also a wide variety of industries, mainly furniture, metal and food-processing. Ørsta enjoys a vigorous cultural life with over 350 clubs and organisations. The main coastal highway E39 and RV 655 meet in Ørsta. Hovden airport has daily flights to Bergen and Oslo.