Gulen - Geography


Gulen has an area of about 600 square kilometres (230 sq mi) including about 1500 small islands, islets, and skerries. The mainland is characterized by small valleys and large mountains crossing the landscape. The lake Dingevatn is one of Norway's deepest lakes.

Gulen is bounded on the north by the Sognefjord and to the south by the Fensfjord with the North Sea to the west of then municipality. Gulen is bordered by the municipalities of Solund and Hyllestad to the north, by Høyanger to the east, and by Austrheim, Lindås, and Masfjorden (all three in Hordaland county) to the south.

The area is a geological region that contains a relatively low nutrition content ground, which characterizes the types of flora. The moors, which are frequently covered with wild purple heather, are the dominating picure of the area. Due to the large quantity of rain in the area there are lots of types of moss and lichen in Gulen. Most of the land in Gulen is very mountainous and inhospitable.

Land use in Gulen
Land Type Percent
Agricultural 4%
Forest 19%
Water 3%
Other 74%

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