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View of Jordalsgrenda
View of Jordalsgrenda
Jordalsgrenda is located in Møre og Romsdal
Jordalsgrenda is located in Norway
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°45′59″N 08°19′35″E / 62.76639°N 8.32639°E / 62.76639; 8.32639Coordinates: 62°45′59″N 08°19′35″E / 62.76639°N 8.32639°E / 62.76639; 8.32639
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Nordmøre
Municipality Sunndal Municipality
Elevation[1] 34 m (112 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6610 Øksendal

Jordalsgrenda is a small village in Sunndal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, with approximately 60 inhabitants. The place is located in a small valley along the Sunndalsfjorden on the highway between Sunndalsøra and Molde, and it is about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of Øksendalsøra. The highway that runs through Jordalsgrenda has a long tunnel connecting it to Nesset Municipality to the north.


Jordalsgreda with Skrommelnebba (left) and Ryssdalsnebba in the background

The place as been populated since the Roman Iron Age, but tracks of human activity, which can be dated from 1000 BC, have been found in the mountains around the district. The district was desolated most of the late 14th century because of the Black Death.


The name is derived from the ancient name of the river (Old Norse: Hjórdœla) which flows through the village area and the Old Norse word dalr which means "valley", so literally the "Hjórdœla river valley". The suffix -grenda simply means "area", however this is a newer addition to the name. Historically, it was spelled Hiordall and then by the 17th century was spelled Jordal.[2]

Other villages in Sunndal Municipality[edit]

Gjøra, Grøa, Hoelsand, Jordalsgrenda, Romfo, Ålvund, Ålvundeidet, and Øksendalsøra


  1. ^ "Jordalsgrenda" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1908). Norske gaardnavne: Romsdals amt (in Norwegian) (13 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 385.