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The lake Storavatnet in the rural inner part of the island
Holsnøy is located in Hordaland
Location in Hordaland
Location Hordaland, Norway
Coordinates 60°31′56″N 5°13′04″E / 60.5323°N 5.2177°E / 60.5323; 5.2177Coordinates: 60°31′56″N 5°13′04″E / 60.5323°N 5.2177°E / 60.5323; 5.2177
Area 88.8 km2 (34.3 sq mi)
Length 20 km (12 mi)
Width 7.5 km (4.66 mi)
Highest elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Highest point Eldsfjellet
County Hordaland
Municipality Meland

Holsnøy is an island in Meland municipality, Hordaland county, Norway. The 88.8-square-kilometre (34.3 sq mi) island is the largest island in the municipality, and it makes up 98% of the land area of Meland municipality. The highest point on the island is the 324-metre (1,063 ft) tall Eldsfjellet, a mountain located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of the village of Rossland. The island is hilly and marshy, with the majority of the residents living along the southern shore. The largest settlement on the island is the village of Frekhaug on the southern shore. The island lies to the north/west of the mainland, between the islands of Radøy to the north and Askøy to the south.[1]

The island is connected to the mainland road network by a series of bridges. The Krossnessundet Bridge connects the southern tip of the island to the small island of Flatøy, just to the east. The island of Flatøy is connected to Knarvik to the east on the mainland Lindås peninsula by the Hagelsund Bridge and Flatøy is also connected to Bergen to the south on the Åsane peninsula by the Nordhordland Bridge.[1]

Frekhaug Manor[edit]

Frekhaug Manor (Frekhaug hovedgård) is a manor house located on the southeast side of Holsnøy. The main house is a notched, two-story log house of painted white panel with a hipped roof. The building has a portal in rococo. The building was probably built in the 1780s and is surrounded by granite walls. In 1780, the farm was bought by skipper Cort Abrahamsen Holtermann (1730–1813). Since 1914 the farm and manor house have been owned by the Nordhordland home mission (Nordhordland indremisjon).[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Holsnøy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Frekhaug". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kort om arbeidet". Nordhordland Indremisjon. Retrieved February 1, 2016.