Stjørnfjord

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Stjørnfjord is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Stjørnfjord
Stjørnfjord
Location in Sør-Trøndelag

The Stjørnfjord or Stjørnfjorden is an arm of Trondheimsfjord that flows through the municipalities of Bjugn, Ørland, and Rissa in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 20-kilometre (12 mi) long fjord stretches southwest from the mouth of the Nordelva river near the village of Råkvåg to the Trondheimsfjord near Brekstad and Austrått. The inner part of the fjord splits into two smaller arms, the Nordfjord and Sørfjord. The Bjugnfjorden lies about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of the fjord.[1]

The village of Austrått, which includes the Austrått manor, is located on the northern shore near the outlet of the Stjørnfjorden into the Trondheimsfjord. A little further into the fjord lies the village of Stjørna, after which the fjord is named. The village of Høybakken and the Hegvik church lie on the north side of the fjord. On the south side is Fevåg on the far side of Bakstein point. Skerries stick up where the fjord parts into two arms. Råkvåg is located on the south side of the Nordfjord, while Mælan is located at the terminus of the Sørfjord.

Norwegian National Road 718 goes along the south shore of the fjord, while County Road 231 goes along a portion of the north shore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stjørnfjorden" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 

Coordinates: 63°43′00″N 9°52′35″E / 63.71667°N 9.87639°E / 63.71667; 9.87639