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Ørskog in Norway Ørskog municipality coat of arms


129,5 km2

Ørskog Local Directory

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Ørskog municipality has approximately 2.250 inhabitants and covers a area of 129,5 km2. Ørskog has been inhabited from ancient times, as several prehistoric finds bear witness to, and the municipality has long been a cultural centre in Sunnmøre. Ørskog is centrally situated on the north side of Storfjorden, linking the outer coastal areas and the inner fjord districts in the northern Sunnmøre. The main road Rv 650 from the fjord districts meets the E39 / E136 in the municipal centre, Sjøholt.

Pleasant hikes or greater challenges in high mountains where you can stop and take a dip in a mountain lake or haul in a trout with your fishing rod? Storfjorden is approximately 700 metres deep. Some mountains in the area is Vaksvikfjellet mountain, Lauparen 1.434 metres and Høgsvora 1.164 metres. The scenery is beautiful and varied. The Ørskog and Vaksvik mountains are much favoured excursion areas for the entire district, both in summer and winter. There are three main watersheds in the municipality: Ørskog, Vaksvik and Solnør.


Beautiful waterfall in Landedalen. Here you can enjoy the rare experience of standing behind a waterfall. This is some of what you can experience if you chose to walk along the Ørskogelva river.


Sunnmøre is the southernmost traditional district of the western Norwegian. Its main city is Ålesund. Though it is one of the three traditional districts in Møre og Romsdal, Sunnmøre is home to more than half the population of the county. The district is made up of mainland as well as several large islands such as Gurskøy and Hareidlandet, plus many small islands.

There are many local newspapers throughout Sunnmøre, as well as one that aims to cover the entire region, published from Ålesund, called Sunnmørsposten.


It is a great pieature 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.


Fjords, mountains, lakes and rivers are Ørskog's riches. The fjord has rich fishery resources and Ørskogvika has long been renowned as a favoured fishing aera. The angling possibilities in the rivers for salmon and sea trout are good.