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Ørsta municipality is the largest on the mainland in the country of Møre og Romsdal, and farming is an important way of life. There is also a wide variety of industries, mainly furniture, metal and food-processing. Ørsta enjoys a vigorous cultural life with over 350 clubs and organisations. The main coastal highway E39 and RV 655 meet in Ørsta. Hovden airport has daily flights to Bergen and Oslo.

Ørsta sentrum
Ørsta, a typical small Norwegian town, also known as «the white town», bases its prosperity on small industry and lies at the end of Ørstafjorden surrounded by the beautiful Sunnmøre Alps. The centre has everything you need. Vikegata, Ørsta’s new pedestrian precinct with seats where people can sit and chat. Three new shopping malls, Fjordtorget, Ørsta Torg and Amfisenteret, boast more than 60 shops, cafes and places to eat. In the summer cafes and restaurants serve food and drink out of doors, giving the place the feel of a bigger town and creating a pulsating street life – places like the art and culture café Fru Svendsen, Fugl Føniks Kaffibar and Viking Fjord Hotell and the new Ørsta artgallery, which in addition to a variety of exhibitions also houses a permanent xhibition of the work of the world-famous artist Olav Strømme, a native of Ørsta.

Ørsta has an artificial grass pitch, a stadium for football and athletics, an indoor swimming- pool and a bowling centre. Ørsta Bowling is part of the Fjordtorget shopping centre, and right next door you will find the gift shop Patina AS with its huge selection of rose-painted souvenirs. Ørsta has a candle workshop, a workshop for handmade glass and pottery, pictures made of wool and, in an old farmbuildingat Brudevollen, 5 km from the town centre, a tiny silver smithy where they produce copies of old royal chains of office in silver.You will find a cultural centre with a modern cinema and a varied programme of events. The younger generation have a place of their own at Kaihuset, with its many activities, as well as the very popular Rust Club and Svalbar, both of which boast facilities for rock and music concerts that are second to none in Norway.

The new park, Ørsta Hamnepark, was completed autumn 2006, with a strand promenade beside the fjord and a footpath all the way to the marina and along the river. The unique marina is quite a gem and deservedly received an award in 2002 as one of Norway’s finest.

One of the special features of the centre of Ørsta is that you can simply «walk» from the main street straight into open countryside. To wonderful vantage points like Saudehornet, Vallahornet, Brekkeheida or Osokla, in woods along the river bank, to fish for salmon or pick berries and mushrooms, up throughmountain valleys like Skorgedalen, Nupadalen and Longadalen. .



Teksta i artiklane "om kommunen " er henta frå turistguiden Sunnmørsalpane , med løyve frå Ørsta Reiselivslag.
Du finn lekje direkte til guiden på høgre side.


Sunnmørsalpane guide 2007/2008


Cruise destination Ørsta


Sunnmørsalpane Hjørundfjorden - Ørsta

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