Masfjordnes

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Masfjordnes
Village
Masfjordnes is located in Hordaland
Masfjordnes
Masfjordnes
Location in Hordaland county
Masfjordnes is located in Norway
Masfjordnes
Masfjordnes
Masfjordnes (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°48′02″N 05°18′16″E / 60.80056°N 5.30444°E / 60.80056; 5.30444Coordinates: 60°48′02″N 05°18′16″E / 60.80056°N 5.30444°E / 60.80056; 5.30444
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Nordhordland
Municipality Masfjorden
Elevation[1] 2 m (7 ft)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 5981 Masfjordnes

Masfjordnes is the administrative centre of Masfjorden municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies along the southern shore of the Masfjorden, along Norwegian County Road 570. The village is very narrow, occupying the 200-metre (660 ft) wide strip of shoreline between the fjord and the mountains.

The small village is often called Sandnes by the locals since Sandnes Church is located here. There is a 800-metre (0.50 mi) long cable ferry from Masfjordnes to Duesund across the fjord. Masfjordnes is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of the city of Bergen. There was a factory that dyed cloth and yarn on the west side of Masfjordnes from 1889 until 1954.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Masfjordnes" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  2. ^ "Masfjorden". GoNorway.com. Retrieved 2014-03-17.