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Indre Osterfjorden.JPG
View of the inner Osterfjorden, north of Osterøy island
Osterfjorden is located in Hordaland
Location in Hordaland county
LocationHordaland county, Norway
Coordinates60°32′41″N 5°19′05″E / 60.5446°N 5.3181°E / 60.5446; 5.3181Coordinates: 60°32′41″N 5°19′05″E / 60.5446°N 5.3181°E / 60.5446; 5.3181
Primary inflowsRomarheimsfjorden
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length27 kilometres (17 mi)
Max. width1 to 3 km (0.62 to 1.86 mi)
Max. depth639 metres (2,096 ft)

Osterfjorden is a fjord in Hordaland county, Norway. The fjord is one of three fjords surrounding the island of Osterøy. The fjord runs along the municipal border of Lindås and Osterøy municipalities. The fjord begins at the Romarheimsfjorden and flows to the west for 27 kilometres (17 mi) before ending near the village of Knarvik at the confluence of four fjords: Osterfjorden, Radfjorden (to the north), Sørfjorden (to the south), and Salhusfjorden (to the west). The Osterfjorden is generally about 1 to 3 kilometres (0.62 to 1.86 mi) wide and the deepest point in the fjord reaches a depth of 639 metres (2,096 ft) below sea level.[1]

The following villages lie along the Osterfjorden: Knarvik, Hamre, Leknes, Eikanger, Hosanger, Fotlandsvåg, Ostereidet, and Tysso. Historically, the old municipality of Hosanger encompassed the land on both sides of the fjord, with the fjord running through the middle of the municipality.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Osterfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-03-26.