Coordinates: 63°02′49″N 6°54′14″E / 63.04694°N 6.90389°E / 63.04694; 6.90389
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Storm at Hustadvika.

Hustadvika is a 10-nautical-mile (19 km; 12 mi) long section of coastline in Fræna Municipality in Romsdal, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the shipping route between the towns of Molde and Kristiansund. Unlike most of the Norwegian coast, there are no larger islands sheltering waves. The area is shallow and has many little islands and reefs, so ships have to go outside in open ocean. The area includes the waters off of village of Bud and the Bjørnsund islands in the southwest and off the village of Hustad and Kvitholmen in the northeast.[1]

This is considered one of the most dangerous parts of the Norwegian coast,[2][3] and many ships have been wrecked along it.[4][5]


  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Hustadvika" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  2. ^ Averøy kommune. "The Kvernes Area". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-11-14. ...Hustadvika, the most dangerous part of the coast here...
  3. ^ "Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems". BBC. 2019-03-24.
  4. ^ "Four believed dead in Norway ship sinking". Australian Broadcasting Company. 2003-01-06. Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  5. ^ Byfuglien, Halvor H.; Orskaug, Oliver (2006-11-17). "Reis hit for å slukke kjærlighetssorgen" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Archived from the original on 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2008-09-28. Hustadvika [...] Det er et av de stedene i Norge hvor det oftest er skipsforlis [...] (Translation: of the most common shipwreck locations in Norway... )

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