ⓘ Årdal

                                     

ⓘ Årdal

Årdal is a municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is located at the end of the Årdalsfjorden in the traditional district of Sogn. The village of Årdalstangen is the administrative center of the municipality. The other main village is Ovre Årdal. The municipality of Årdal was created in 1863 when it was separated from the municipality of Lærdal.

Årdal modern production community associated with the old society of farming and fishing. It is surrounded by amazing nature with high mountains and waterfalls. The climate is quite mild and less rain than usual in Western Norway. Årdal is a good starting point for exploring the wildlife of the national Park Jotunheimen, and with summer and winter activities within its boundaries. In the mountains the highest waterfall in Norway, located in the municipality.

In 977 square kilometres the municipality of 377 square miles is the 119-th place in the region of 356 municipalities in Norway. Årdal 193rd largest city in Norway with a population of 5.245. The municipalitys population density is 5.6 persons per square kilometre 15 per sq mi and its population has decreased by 6.3% compared to the previous decade.

In 2016, the chief of police of the region vestlandet has formally proposed reorganization of the police stations and stations. He suggested a police station in årdal to be closed.