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Om Stordal Engelsk

Om Stordal engelsk

English
With little more than 1.000 inhabitants, Stordal is the smallest municipality, by head of population, in the country of Møre and Romsdal,in addition to the valley of Stordal itself, the municipality also comprises the idyllic little community of Dyrkorn and several mountain farms on the west side of the Storfjord. The main Rv. 650 highway, which passes through Stordal, is an important tourist route and a natural choice for motorists aiming for popular attractions such as Trollstigen and Geiranger in inner Sunnmøre, as well as coastal destinations such as Ålesund and the bird island of Runde. Using Stordal as a base, it is possible to reach all of Sunnmøre's major tourist attractions in only a few hours. Stordal towncentre offers a range of shopping facilities and services which include 3 grocery shops, gift shop, bicycle shop, 2 banks, post office, petrol station, cafe/boarding house with 10 beds, and a 2-star camp site with 6 cabins for hire. The people of Stordal make their livelihood principally from farming and industry. The five large furniture factories around which the community centres are major representatives of the furniture industry for which Sunnmøre is famous.
Attractions


Stordal Alpinsenter
Close to Langsætrane - on the Overøye farm about 15 km from Stordal centre - you will find a modern alpine skiing centre which offers stable snow conditions throughout the winter. Stordal Alpinsenter has excellent slopes to suit everyone from the smallest child to the most experienced skier, whether your preference is for slalom or Telemark-style. Overøye is also a popular area among hanggliding and paragliding enthusiasts.

Stordal Old Church
Stordal's 210-year-old church is also known as "The Rose Church", owing to the wealth of painted floral decorations and wood carvings inside. Although it may not seem so impressive from the outside, Stordal Old Church is well worth a visit. Guided tours are conducted throughout the summer. Please contact the guides at "Prestestova" (The Old Vicage), which is part of the parish museum, just by the church. Phone 70 27 81 40.

Walking and hiking
Stordal has wide expanses of beautiful countryside offering opportunities for walking in summer and skiing in winter. In the mountains around Stordal you will find marked trails of varying lengths and demanding varying degrees of experience and fitness. The scenery is often dramatic, and full of variety, ranging from the steep hillsides of lower-lying parts of Stordal to the flat valley floors and high peaks of the region around Langsætrane, where Ålesund and Sunnmøre Touring Association have a tourist cabin "Fokhaugstova"

Angling
Stordal offers good and varied angling in river, mountain lake and fjord. If you'd like to try your luck at salmon fishing in the Stordal river, a fishing licence may be obtained from Stordal Camping or from individual landowners. In the many mountain lakes and small rivers, there are plenty of small trout to be caught.

Boat hire
Rowing boats may be hired for use on the fjord from the marina at Stordal Camping. A fishing trip on the Stordalsvika cove or a visit to one of the old, deserted fjordside or mountain farms around Stordal are particularly recommended.

Ytste-Skotet
The restored mountain farm of "Ytste-Skotet" lies high above the fjord directly above Dyrkorn, and may be reached by hired boat across the fjord. If you really want to experience what life was like here in the olden days, you can reserve an overnight bed in the farmhouse which dates from the 1870s. Phone 94 66 49 32
E.mail: skotet@xi.no
Letter: Sunnmøre Museum, Pb. 6607 Hatlane, 6024 Ålesund.

   

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Besøksadr.: Stordalsvegen 550 Postadr.: Kommunehuset
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