Atløy

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Atløy / Atløyna
Atløy.jpg
View of the island
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Geography
Location Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Coordinates 61°20′00″N 4°58′04″E / 61.3333°N 4.9677°E / 61.3333; 4.9677Coordinates: 61°20′00″N 4°58′04″E / 61.3333°N 4.9677°E / 61.3333; 4.9677
Area 37.7 km2 (14.6 sq mi)
Length 8.0 km (4.97 mi)
Width 7.8 km (4.85 mi)
Highest elevation 636 m (2,087 ft)
Highest point Skredvarden
Administration
Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
Municipality Askvoll Municipality

Atløy or Atløyna is an island in Askvoll Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.[1]

Vilnes Church

The island lies about 700 metres (2,300 ft) west of the mainland coast, just west of the village of Askvoll on the mainland. The 37.7-square-kilometre (14.6 sq mi) island has no road connections to the mainland, but there is a regular ferry route. Most of the inhabitants on the island live right along the coast.The largest population centres on the island are Vilnes on the southwestern coast, Sauesund on the southeastern coast, and Hærland on the northwestern coast.[2]

Vilnes Church (Vilnes kyrkje) is a medieval wooden church located in the village of Vilnes. It was constructed in 1674 and has a seating capacity of 130. . The church was built following plans drawn by architects Johan and Claus Lindstrøm. Restoration was carried out during the 1950s[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Atløy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Askvoll Municipality in Norway". Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Vilnes kyrkje". Den Norske Kirke. Retrieved October 1, 2016.