FjordKysten is at the intersection between the open sea in the west and the world-renowned fjords which cut eastwards into the country. It is made up of the municipalities of Gulen, Solund, Hyllestad, Fjaler, Askvoll, Flora and Bremanger.
The forces of nature are powerful where the fjords meet the open sea. Here, wind and waves have shaped the landscape through thousands of years, creating distinctive coastal landmarks, some of which have been important navigation points for sailors for centuries. Where the fjord and the sea meet, nature offers the most magnificent of sights, sounds and experiences.
FjordKysten has a rich and dramatic history. Here you will find well preserved historical monuments, and many exciting sites from the Viking age, including the Gulating, "the cradle of democracy". Here, too, are traces of more modern industrial history, showing the extent of the traffic when the sea was the main highway for all trade along the Norwegian coast.
The most important town along FjordKysten is Florø. The westernmost town in Norway, Florø, was founded in 1860. At that time the herring fisheries were just as important for Norway as the oil industry is today, and Florø was one of the largest centres for those fisheries. Florø has a population of approximately 11,400. It enjoys an idyllic location, surrounded by beautiful nature well worth exploring.
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FjordKysten is the coastal area in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, stretching from Gulen, near the Sognefjord, in the south to Bremanger in the north.
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