Øvre Årdal

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Øvre Årdal
Village
View of Øvre Årdal
View of Øvre Årdal
Øvre Årdal is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Øvre Årdal
Øvre Årdal
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Øvre Årdal is located in Norway
Øvre Årdal
Øvre Årdal
Øvre Årdal (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°18′31″N 07°48′10″E / 61.30861°N 7.80278°E / 61.30861; 7.80278Coordinates: 61°18′31″N 07°48′10″E / 61.30861°N 7.80278°E / 61.30861; 7.80278
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictSogn
MunicipalityÅrdal
Area
 • Total1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
Elevation19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total3,206
 • Density1,714/km2 (4,440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6884 Øvre Årdal

Øvre Årdal is a village near Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is the largest village in Årdal. It is sits on the northern end of the 9-kilometre (5.6 mi) long lake Årdalsvatnet. The village of Årdalstangen is at the southern end. The 1.87-square-kilometre (460-acre) village has a population (2013) of 3,206. This gives the village a population density of 1,714 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,440/sq mi).[1] Farnes Church is in this village.

The buildings in Øvre Årdal

The road Tindevegen goes from Øvre Årdal, through the Fardalen valley to Turtagrø in Luster municipality. It's one of the highest elevation roads in Norway. There is also a road which goes south past the lake Tyin to the European route E16 highway which goes through Valdres to Oslo.

Øvre Årdal is the starting point for tours into the nearby Utladalen Landscape Protection Area and Jotunheimen National Park. There are trips to the Utladalen and Avdalen valleys, to the mountain Falketind and to the Vettisfossen waterfall. There are also trips to the historic farms of Vetti, Vettismorki, and Avdalen.

Norsk Hydro has an aluminium smelting plant which is a major employer in the area.[3]

Årdal FK is an association football club. They play at Jotun stadium in Øvre Årdal.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. "Øvre Årdal" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
  3. Store norske leksikon. "Øvre Årdal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-07.

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