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Steinhovden is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Steinhovden is located in Norway
Location in Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates: 61°34′18″N 05°18′16″E / 61.57167°N 5.30444°E / 61.57167; 5.30444Coordinates: 61°34′18″N 05°18′16″E / 61.57167°N 5.30444°E / 61.57167; 5.30444
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sunnfjord
Municipality Flora
Elevation[1] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 119
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6940 Eikefjord

Steinhovden is a village with 119 inhabitants in the municipality of Flora in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.[2] The village is located along the Høydalsfjorden, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of the village of Nyttingnes and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the village of Eikefjord. The village area is divided into 6 farm areas: Seljeset, Høyvik, Holmesund, Steinhovden, Steinvik and Hopen. The chairman of the area is now trying to get a windmill park built to produce electrical energy for the community. The nearby Skårafjæra area is a popular place for tourists. The hunting season begins 11 September and hunters may go after deer, seal, and whales.


There are many sporting opportunities in Steinhovden including association football, speed skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, Scuba diving, polo, figure skating, and race walking.


Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Steinhovden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1401 Flora" (PDF) (in Norwegian).