View of the village church
|Elevation||47 m (154 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||4139 Fister|
Fister is a village in Hjelmeland municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located on the mainland, along the Fisterfjorden, a branch off the main Boknafjorden. The village lies about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the village of Årdal and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of the municipal centre of Hjelmelandsvågen.
Fister has the highest average temperature in Norway. It is visited by many tourists each year although there are no big tourist attractions except for the beautiful nature and fishing in the fjords.
The village of Fister was the administrative centre of the municipality of Fister which existed from 1884 (when the old municipality of Hjelmeland og Fister was split) until 1965 (when Fister was dissolved and merged into the municipalities of Hjelmeland and Finnøy).
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