Vikebygd, Ullensvang

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Vikebygd
Village
View of a small park in Nå, looking across the fjord
View of a small park in Nå, looking across the fjord
Vikebygd is located in Hordaland
Vikebygd
Vikebygd
Location in Hordaland county
Vikebygd is located in Norway
Vikebygd
Vikebygd
Vikebygd (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°14′47″N 06°33′59″E / 60.24639°N 6.56639°E / 60.24639; 6.56639Coordinates: 60°14′47″N 06°33′59″E / 60.24639°N 6.56639°E / 60.24639; 6.56639
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Hardanger
Municipality Ullensvang
Elevation[1] 10 m (30 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5776 Nå

Vikebygd is a village area in the municipality of Ullensvang in Hordaland county, Norway. The village area is actually made up of the conurbation of the smaller villages of Bleie and . The village area lies on the western shore of the Sørfjorden, across from the village of Sekse. The village is built on the steep mountainsides that line the sides of the fjord. The Folgefonna National Park and the Folgefonna glacier both lie just to the southwest of the village. The village area is dominated by fruit farms and orchards.

The Bleietunet museum is a working farm/orchard that is part of the Vikebygd Park. Tourists can learn the history of the area, take guided tours, as well as try fresh fruit and locally made hard apple cider and apple juice.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vikebygd, Ullensvang" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Bleietunet - fruit farm tourism". Bleietunet i Hardanger. Retrieved 2014-06-03.