Go to content Go to navigation
Fosnavåg

Herøy municipality

Herøy municipality Photo: Torvholmen AS Herøy municipality Photo: Herøyspelet
Herøy municipality Photo: Torvholmen AS
Herøy municipality Photo: Herøyspelet

Contact information

Description

Herøy municipality is located on the southern part of Sunnmøre, and is one of Norway's largest fisheries and offshore communities. The municipality has got 8.400 inhabitants, and comprises more than 200 small and large islands and islets, where the largest are inhabited and connected to each other by bridges.

Herøy has got strong historical roots dating hundreds of years back, and this is visible today through church ruins, burial mounds and an exciting Viking pageant.

With its long traditions in fisheries it is only natural that Herøy has its own museum dedicated to presenting stories and artefacts from this trade. Herøy Coastal Museum is situated at Herøy Gard, an old trading community and parsonage from the 1700-1800 hundreds. Come and explore its buildings, interior, fishing equipment, boats, and polar museum.

Many fantastic ocean areas that are considered a paradise for divers and fishers surround Herøy municipality. The remarkable island Runde is a nesting place for more than 500.000 birds each year, and is commonly known as the Treasure Island, due to the gold that has been found in the wreck of the Dutch ship "Akerendam" from 1725 just outside the island. A boat trip to see the birds and the rough nature here is truly a refreshing experience!

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • open all year

Hours

Where:Rådhuset/town hall
Mon - Sun
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Herøy municipality - Photo: Torvholmen AS

Herøy municipality

Herøy municipality is located on the southern part of Sunnmøre, and is one of Norway's largest fisheries and offshore communities. The municipality...

Herøy municipality

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

Winter in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Skiing with a fjord view. Sunnmøre's fjords and mountains are a perfect backdrop to unique and family-friendly winter adventures.

Tourist information in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The Tourist Information Office in Ålesund is situated at Skateflukaia in the city centre. Other offices are located in key areas throughout Sunnmøre.

Where to stay along Kystriksveien

Stay in a historic hotel or in a remote fishermen's cabin along Kystriksveien. But whatever type of accommodation you choose, book well in advance.

Attractions in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The most popular attractions in the area are the Geirangerfjord, the bird island of Runde, Ålesund's Art Nouveau architecture and Alnes Lighthouse.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter