Olden, Norway

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View of Olden from the north
View of Olden from the north
Olden is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates: 61°50′01″N 06°48′33″E / 61.83361°N 6.80917°E / 61.83361; 6.80917Coordinates: 61°50′01″N 06°48′33″E / 61.83361°N 6.80917°E / 61.83361; 6.80917
RegionWestern Norway
CountySogn og Fjordane
MunicipalityStryn Municipality
 • Total0.57 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Elevation129 m (423 ft)
 • Total498
 • Density874/km2 (2,260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6788 Olden

Olden is a village and urban area in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Olden is located at the mouth of the Oldeelva river at the northern end of the Oldedalen valley on the southern shore of the Nordfjorden. The 0.57-square-kilometre (140-acre) village has a population (2013) of 498, giving the village a population density of 874 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,260/sq mi).[1] Olden is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of the village of Loen, about a 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) drive southeast of the municipal center of Stryn, and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the village of Innvik.


Olden is a major tourist area. The cruise port in Olden had 61 cruise ship arrivals in 2003.[3] The Briksdalsbreen glacier, a popular hiking destination, is located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Olden, at the end of the Oldedalen valley. It is a small arm off the main Jostedalsbreen glacier. There are two churches in Olden, the Old Olden Church (built in 1759) and Olden Church (built in 1934).

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  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Olden, Stryn" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  3. ^ Reksnes, Asgeir; Svanes, Brit Jorunn (16 March 2006). "Rekordsommar for cruisetrafikken". Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2009-07-05.

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