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Steinsund 2015-05.jpg
The Steinsund between Steinsundøy and Rånøy, seen from board of MS Nordlys
Steinsundøyna is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Location Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Coordinates 61°04′41″N 4°46′28″E / 61.0781°N 4.7744°E / 61.0781; 4.7744Coordinates: 61°04′41″N 4°46′28″E / 61.0781°N 4.7744°E / 61.0781; 4.7744
Area 18.7 km2 (7.2 sq mi)
Highest elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Highest point Vardefjellet
County Sogn og Fjordane
Municipality Solund Municipality

Steinsundøyna is an island in the municipality of Solund in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The 18.7-square-kilometre (7.2 sq mi) sits on the north side of the Sognesjøen, at the mouth of the large Sognefjorden. The rocky island is virtually treeless (except in small, sheltered areas). In 2001, there were only about 55 residents on the island. There is a road that crosses the island, connecting the islands of Ytre Sula (by ferry) and Sula (by bridge). The largest population centre on Steinsundøyna is the village of Steinsund on the eastern coast of the island, just across the strait from the village of Hardbakke on the island of Sula.[1]

The sound between Steinsundøyna and the western neighbour island, Rånøyna, is called Steinsund. Despite being less than 60 m wide at the narrowest passage, it is shippable. For instance Hurtigruten ships pass that sound on their way from and to Bergen.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Steinsundsøy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-12-16.