Ornes, Sogn og Fjordane

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Ornes

Urnes
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Ornes is located in Vestland
Ornes
Ornes
Location of the village
Ornes is located in Norway
Ornes
Ornes
Ornes (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°17′58″N 07°18′53″E / 61.29944°N 7.31472°E / 61.29944; 7.31472Coordinates: 61°17′58″N 07°18′53″E / 61.29944°N 7.31472°E / 61.29944; 7.31472
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyVestland
DistrictSogn
MunicipalityLuster Municipality
Elevation28 m (92 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6870 Ornes

Ornes or Urnes is a village in Luster Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The village is located on a small peninsula that juts out into the Lustrafjorden, the innermost part of the Sognefjorden. The village sits on the east side of the fjord, directly across the fjord from the village of Solvorn. Ornes is notable because it is the site of the 12th century Urnes Stave Church.[2]

There has been a regular ferry route from Ornes to Solvorn, across the fjord, since 1859.[3]

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Name[edit]

The Old Norse form of the name was Órnes. The first element is the preposition ór 'out, outstanding' - the last element is nes 'headland, naze'. The common (but wrong) form Urnes is from the time of Danish rule ("Wrnes" 1563, "Vrnes" 1666, etc.).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ornes" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Urnes stavkirke" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Solvorn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-02-19.