Stjørnfjord

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Stjørnfjorden
Sørfjorden.jpeg
View of the inner part of the fjord
Stjørnfjorden is located in Trøndelag
Stjørnfjorden
Stjørnfjorden
Location of the fjord
Stjørnfjorden is located in Norway
Stjørnfjorden
Stjørnfjorden
Stjørnfjorden (Norway)
Location Trøndelag county, Norway
Coordinates 63°42′36″N 9°51′50″E / 63.7101°N 09.8638°E / 63.7101; 09.8638Coordinates: 63°42′36″N 9°51′50″E / 63.7101°N 09.8638°E / 63.7101; 09.8638
Type Fjord
Primary inflows Nordelva river
Primary outflows Trondheimsfjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 20 kilometres (12 mi)
Max. width 6 kilometres (3.7 mi)
Settlements Råkvåg

The Stjørnfjord or Stjørnfjorden is an arm of Trondheimsfjorden that flows through the municipalities of Bjugn, Ørland, and Indre Fosen in Trøndelag county, Norway. The 20-kilometre (12 mi) long fjord stretches southwest from the mouth of the Nordelva river near the village of Råkvåg to the Trondheimsfjord near Brekstad and Austrått. The inner part of the fjord splits into two smaller arms, the Nordfjord and Sørfjord. The Bjugnfjorden lies about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of the fjord.[1]

The village of Austrått, which includes the Austrått manor, is located on the northern shore near the outlet of the Stjørnfjorden into the Trondheimsfjord. A little further into the fjord lies the village of Stjørna, after which the fjord is named. The village of Høybakken and Heggvik Church lie on the north side of the fjord. On the south side is Fevåg on the far side of Bakstein point. Skerries stick up where the fjord parts into two arms. The village of Råkvåg is located on the south side of the Nordfjord, while the village of Mælan is located at the terminus of the Sørfjord.

Norwegian County Road 718 goes along the south shore of the fjord, while Norwegian County Road 231 goes along a portion of the north shore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stjørnfjorden, Bjugn (Trøndelag)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 

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