Bakka, Sogn og Fjordane

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View from the fjord
View from the fjord
Bakka is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Bakka is located in Norway
Bakka (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°54′58″N 06°52′08″E / 60.91611°N 6.86889°E / 60.91611; 6.86889Coordinates: 60°54′58″N 06°52′08″E / 60.91611°N 6.86889°E / 60.91611; 6.86889
RegionWestern Norway
CountySogn og Fjordane
Elevation29 m (95 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
5749 Bakka

Bakka is a tiny village in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located on the western shore of the Nærøyfjord, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the village of Gudvangen and access to the European route E16 highway. The village is home to the Bakka Church. In 2000, the 1.7-kilometre (1.1 mi) Bakka Tunnel was constructed on the road from Gudvangen to Bakka to make the journey quicker and safer.


The name Bakka is derived from the Old Norse word bakki which means "hill". The -a ending is the dative case ending used with prepositions to show location: "on the hill". In the 19th century, it was common to spell the name Bakke.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Bakka" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  2. ^ Brekke, Arne. "The Farm Names in Bakka and Nærøyfjord". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2008.
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1919). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Bergenhus amt (in Norwegian) (12 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 122.