Eresfjord

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For the fjord in Nesset, Norway, see Eresfjorden.
Eresfjord
Village
Eresfjord is located in Møre og Romsdal
Eresfjord
Eresfjord
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°39′39″N 08°06′39″E / 62.66083°N 8.11083°E / 62.66083; 8.11083Coordinates: 62°39′39″N 08°06′39″E / 62.66083°N 8.11083°E / 62.66083; 8.11083
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Romsdal
Municipality Nesset Municipality
Elevation[1] 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6470 Eresfjord
Sira Church in Eresfjord

Eresfjord is a village in Nesset Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Approximately 450 inhabitants reside in the village (2008). The village is located along the Eira River between the Eresfjorden and the lake Eikesdalsvatnet. The mountain Skjorta lies just to the east of the village. The village of Myklebostad lies about 17 kilometres (11 mi) to the northwest through the Vistdal valley and the village of Boggestranda lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the north.

The village was the administrative center of the former municipality of Eresfjord og Vistdal from 1890 until 1964 when it was merged back into Nesset. Sira Church which was opened in 1869, is the main church for the area, and it is located in the middle of Eresfjord.

Agriculture, salmon fishing, and tourism are the main form of income in the area. Eresfjord also has its own hatchery (built in 1956) that provides salmon and sea trout to the Eira River and Eikesdalsvatnet. The plant puts out 50,000 salmon and 2,500 sea trout annually.

The village has a harbor for 33 small boats and offers a clubhouse, a dance floor and a guest harbor which received a visit from the king in 2003.

National Geographic Adventure acknowledged Eresfjord as having the world’s most beautiful skiing terrain.

Due to it’s northern location, the village has a relatively long and cold winter.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eresfjord" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-11-04.