Veiholmen

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Veiholmen
Village and Island group
View of the village
View of the village
Veiholmen is located in Møre og Romsdal
Veiholmen
Veiholmen
Veiholmen is located in Norway
Veiholmen
Veiholmen
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 63°31′08″N 07°57′09″E / 63.51889°N 7.95250°E / 63.51889; 7.95250Coordinates: 63°31′08″N 07°57′09″E / 63.51889°N 7.95250°E / 63.51889; 7.95250
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Nordmøre
Municipality Smøla Municipality
Elevation[1] 3 m (10 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6570 Smøla

Veiholmen is a fishing village located on a group of tiny islands in the northern part of Smøla Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The island is located at the end of a 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) long road from the village of Hopen. The road goes over many islands connecting Veiholmen to the island of Smøla to the south.[2] Haugjegla Lighthouse is located about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Veiholmen on a small skerry.

Its population in 2003 was 325,[3] but since 2004 it is no longer considered an urban settlement by Statistics Norway, and its data is therefore not recorded separately.[4]

Veiholmen is a very popular place for tourist in the spring, summer and autumn. The population grows from around 300 people in the winter to more than 2000 people during the peak summer season. The island has several tourist attraction as the Haugjegla Lighthouse, the old fisher village itself, several museums and very good fishing opportunities.

During the year you can attend several concerts and other cultural events on several scenes with Havkroa (link below) as one of them. Havkroa also administers the Haugjegla Lighthouse which you can rent for your accommodation and enjoy the wild Atlantic Ocean.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veiholmen" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Veiholmen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  3. ^ Statistics Norway (1 January 2003). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  4. ^ Statistics Norway (1 January 2004). "New and omitted urban settlements". 

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