Fimreite

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Fimreite
Village
View of Fimreite
View of Fimreite
Fimreite is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Fimreite
Fimreite
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°09′02″N 06°57′52″E / 61.15056°N 6.96444°E / 61.15056; 6.96444Coordinates: 61°09′02″N 06°57′52″E / 61.15056°N 6.96444°E / 61.15056; 6.96444
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sogn
Municipality Sogndal
Elevation[1] 110 m (360 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6856 Sogndal

Fimreite is a small village in the municipality of Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village sits on the south side of the mouth of the Sogndalsfjorden, where it empties into the main Sognefjorden. It is located near the end of a peninsula about 22 kilometres (14 mi) southwest of the village of Sogndalsfjøra and about 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of the village of Kaupanger. The village of Nornes lies across the Sogndalsfjorden from Fimreite.

Fimreite was the site of the Battle of Fimreite in 1184, a naval battle during the civil war era in Norway.

One set of the Sognefjord Spans crosses the Sognefjorden just west of Fimreite.

Commemoration[edit]

In 1984, a memorial stone was unveiled by King Olav V of Norway to commemorate the 800-year anniversary of the Battle of Fimreite. The obelisk was erected in the nearby village of Nornes. At that time, the historic play Slaget ved Fimreite and the composition Klokkesong (1984) by composer Arne Nordheim were performed .[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fimreite" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Slaget ved Fimreite" (in Norwegian). NRK Sogn og Fjordane. 
  3. ^ "The Nornes Obelisk". Sognefjord.no.