Leikanger, Selje

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Leikanger is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane
Leikanger is located in Norway
Leikanger (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°07′06″N 05°18′56″E / 62.11833°N 5.31556°E / 62.11833; 5.31556Coordinates: 62°07′06″N 05°18′56″E / 62.11833°N 5.31556°E / 62.11833; 5.31556
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Nordfjord
Municipality Selje Municipality
 • Total 0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 407
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6750 Stadlandet

Not to be confused with Leikanger, a municipality along the Sognefjord in the same county.

Leikanger is a village in Selje Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located along the Vanylvsfjorden on the eastern coast of the Stadlandet peninsula, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southeast of the village of Ervik and the same distance north of the village of Selje. Leikanger Church is located in the village. There is some industry in the village as well as some small farming and fishing.[3] The 0.59-square-kilometre (150-acre) village has a population (2013) of 407, giving the village a population density of 690 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,800/sq mi).[1]

View of the stone cross at Dragseidet, just south of Leikanger

Just south of the village at Dragseidet is a large stone cross that was erected in 1913 to commemorate the meeting in 997 led by Olav Tryggvason to persuade the leaders of Norway to convert to Christianity.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  2. ^ "Leikanger, Selje" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  3. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Leikanger tettbebyggelse i Selje" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-09-06.