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View of Byrknes
View of Byrknes
Byrknes is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Byrknes is located in Norway
Byrknes (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°54′01″N 04°50′19″E / 60.90028°N 4.83861°E / 60.90028; 4.83861Coordinates: 60°54′01″N 04°50′19″E / 60.90028°N 4.83861°E / 60.90028; 4.83861
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sogn
Municipality Gulen
 • Total 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 285
 • Density 648/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5970 Byrknesøy

Byrknes is a fishing village in the municipality of Gulen in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located on the western shore of the island of Byrknesøyna. It is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southwest of the municipal center of Eivindvik, about 17 kilometres (11 mi) west of the village of Dalsøyra, and about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest of the Mongstad industrial area in neighboring Lindås and Austrheim municipalities to the south. The Sognesjøen strait is located to the northwest of the village.

The 0.44-square-kilometre (110-acre) village has a population (2013) of 285, giving the village a population density of 648 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,680/sq mi).[1] There is a coastal museum, Kystmuseum, located in Byrknes. The nearest church is Mjømna Church, located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to the northeast in the village of Mjømna on the neighboring island of Mjømna.[3] It is connected to the mainland by a series of bridges over the island and neighboring islands to the east.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  2. ^ "Byrknes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Byrknes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 August 2010.