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Nordmøre Smøla

Smøla

  • Hopen, Smøla
  • 71 54 46 00
  •  /  km From You
Overview

Smøla - the furthest out and most northerly of the Nordmøre municipalities. Smøla borders on Ramøyfjorden (Hitra), Edøyfjorden, with Grip and Griphølen to the south-west.


Attractions:
· Smøla has Norway's largest "low-land prairie", with large, flat marshlands.
· The west side of the island has thousands of small islands and islets. To the north, Veiholmen stretches out into the North Sea like an index finger. To the east, sheltered coves and islands form a delightful archipelago.
· To the south there are magnificent panoramic views towards the Tustna mountains, while the countryside on the islands of Edøy and Kuli is very distinctive. From here there is a schedule bus service to the main island.
· Kullsteinen - the copy of an ancient rune stone - stands on the main farm on Kuli. Edøy church is a medieval stone church from about 1190. Frostadheia, a recently cleared area with about 30 farms, is known for its extensive production of carrots and Swedish turnip.
· Exciting museums, including the Norwegian Marshlands Museum. Veiholmen fishing village, Hauggjela lighthouse. Major cultural festival held annually in July with the outdoor production of an historical pageant.
· Smøla windmill park is one of Norway's largest producers of wind power.
· Smøla golf course is a new nine-hole course that increases the number of activities on offer on the island.

Tourism/trade/services:
· North Smøla (Veiholmen/Hopen/Sætran) has become established as one of the major centres for sea and deep-sea fishing in Fjord Norway, with several large, well-equipped waterfront apartment complexes, boats for hire and fishing guides who take sports fishermen out in larger boats.
· Restaurants, cafés, cultural events and a wide range of goods and services available.
· Adventure companies has specialised in canoe/kayak trips in amongst the islands as well as excursions to the Tustna mountains.
· Guided round trips by coach.
· Several smaller shopping and service centres such as Dyrnes, Brattvær and Straumen are spread along the coast.


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  • Source: VisitNordvest
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