Nordfjordeid

Nordfjordeid

Nordfjordeid is the administrative capital of the municipality of Eid, in Sogn og Fjordane county, western Norway. It is located close to Eidsfjord, an arm of Nordfjord, below Hornindalsvatnet lake, at 61°56' N, 6° 21' E.

In 2007, Nordfjordeid had a population of 2,645 people. It is approximately 9 hours from Oslo, 6 hours from Bergen, and 3 hours from Ålesund by car. There are many tourist attractions in this area, such as Geirangerfjord and the famous glacier at Briksdalen which attracts numerous international tourists every year. There is also the well known Harpefossen Ski Resort and a thriving professional opera company.

Nordfjordeid is the location of the Sophus Lie Conference Center for mathematics. Notable mathematician Sophus Lie was born in the town in 1842.

There are many possibilities of fine hiking in the mountains, either north or south, surrounding the village, a hike trail starting near the tunnel going through the south mountain leads to about 900 meters altitude magnificent view over other arms of Nordfjord and splendid area. Nordfjordeid is also the host for Malakoff Rockfestival, where artists such as The School, Bertine Zetlitz, Marit Larsen, Lukestar, Jim Stärk, Animal Alpha, Åge Aleksandersen, Svelekameratane, and Turbonegro have performed.

Famous people from Nordfjordeid

See also

* Eidaportalen Website
* Maps and photos of Nordfjordeid
* Google Maps

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