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View of Byrkjelo
View of Byrkjelo
Byrkjelo is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Byrkjelo is located in Norway
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°43′55″N 06°30′31″E / 61.73194°N 6.50861°E / 61.73194; 6.50861Coordinates: 61°43′55″N 06°30′31″E / 61.73194°N 6.50861°E / 61.73194; 6.50861
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Nordfjord
Municipality Gloppen
 • Total 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 286
 • Density 584/km2 (1,510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6826 Byrkjelo

Byrkjelo is a village in the municipality of Gloppen in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located about halfway between the villages of Sandane (in Gloppen) and Skei (in Jølster) along the European route E39 highway. The village of Re lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the west and the small village of Egge lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the south. The 0.49-square-kilometre (120-acre) village has a population (2013) of 286, giving the village a population density of 584 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,510/sq mi).[1]

View of Byrkjelo Stadium

Byrkjelo is located near the great Jostedalsbreen National Park, the Myklebustbreen glacier, and the lake Breimsvatn. Byrkjelo Stadium is used for several large athletic competitions each year. One of the largest dairy factories in Western Norway is located in Byrkjelo. It is operated by Tine.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Byrkjelo Dairy Factory" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 September 2008.