View of Øvre Årdal
|County||Sogn og Fjordane|
|• Total||1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi)|
|Elevation||19 m (62 ft)|
|• Density||1,714/km2 (4,440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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). Farnes Church is in this village.
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.