Utøy

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Utøy

Utøya
Village
Utøy is located in Trøndelag
Utøy
Utøy
Location of the village
Utøy is located in Norway
Utøy
Utøy
Utøy (Norway)
Coordinates: 63°50′55″N 11°06′01″E / 63.8487°N 11.1002°E / 63.8487; 11.1002Coordinates: 63°50′55″N 11°06′01″E / 63.8487°N 11.1002°E / 63.8487; 11.1002
CountryNorway
RegionCentral Norway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictInnherred
MunicipalityInderøy
Elevation79 m (259 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7670 Inderøy

Utøy or Utøya is a village area in the municipality of Inderøy in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village sits about half way between the village of Vangshylla (to the southwest) and the village of Sakshaug (to the northeast). The village of Kjerknesvågen lies about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the north and the Trondheimsfjord lies just to the south. The "Utøy area" generally includes the area around the village which is the southern part of the Inderøya peninsula.

Economy[edit]

Coop Marked store in Utøy

The predominant employment in for the Utøy area is agriculture, as in the rest of Inderøy, in addition to functioning as a suburb of Steinkjer, Verdal, and Levanger. There is no notable industry, but the area has a Coop Marked grocery store, Utøy School, kindergarten, and amateur theatre.

At nearby Vangshylla there is a hotel that specializes in fishing tourism in the fjord, a boat harbor, and also located there is the Skarnsund Bridge that when it opened in 1991 was the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world and connects the Mosvik area to Innherred.

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people from Utøy include Willy Ustad, a novelist; Ole Richter, Norwegian Prime Minister in Stockholm, and the actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utøya, Inderøy (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-04-14.