Torvik in Herøy

Torvik, Norway. Photo: Petr Šmerkl, Wikipedia

Torvik is a small community, located in the island of Leinøy in Herøy municipality, in the Møre and Romsdal county. The highest point on the island is the mountain Leinehornet, which is 365 meters high. Leinøy island is 14,4 km2 wide.

From Leinøy you can go to Bergsøya, Remøya and Nautøya, all islands, and all connected to Leinøya by bridges. On the easter side of Leinøy you find Torvik, which has daily calls by the coastal express, Hurtigruten.

The nearest city is Ålesund.

Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms for Herøy shows two stems , representing the Kvalsund boats from the 7th century, found in the Herøy municipality.

Herøy was established as a municipality in 1838, and The Coat of Arms of Herøy was granted in 1987.

The municipality is named after an archipelago of small islands . The first part of the name means "army", while the last part is the plural form of øy which means "island".

Herøy municipality is in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, and is part of the Sunnmøre region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Fosnavåg. The Runde Environmental Centre is located in the northern part of the municipality on the island Runde.

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