Stryn

Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Nordfjord. The administrative center of the municipality is the village of Stryn which had a population of 2,177 in 2009. The municipality is located along the innermost part of the Nordfjord. Some other villages in Stryn include Loen, Innvik, Olden, and Flo.

Farming, forestry, fruit growing, animal breeding for furs, small manufacturing industries, tourism, and the service trades provide the main occupations. A wide river enters the town from the east after meandering through the fertile Stryn Valley, from Oppstrynsvatn. At the shore of the lake the Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre is situated. At the east end of the lake the road enters the narrower Hjelledalen and shortly zigzags up some 300 metres (980 ft) to the entrance of the first of the three tunnels of the mountain highway leading to Geiranger and Grotli.

Stryn is known for its all year glacier skiing. It is also the home of the footballer-brothers Tore André Flo, Jarle Flo and Jostein Flo, who grew up in the village of Stryn, as well as their footballing-cousin Håvard Flo who is from the village of Flo.

Read more about Stryn:  Government, National Tourist Route

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