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Isfjorden


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Isfjorden is a village in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the town of Åndalsnes. The mountains Kyrkjetaket and Gjuratinden lie a few kilometers away. The historic Hen Church is located in the village. The 1.13-square-kilometre (280-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,297 which gives the village a population density of 1,148 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,970/sq mi).

 

History

Isfjorden played an important role in the Battle of Kringen, when Scottish ships, needing a landing spot after sea routes had been blocked by Danish forces, landed there on 20 August 1612.

Clothing industry

Historically there was a lot of trade between Isfjorden and the northern county of Nordland. Shoes and clothing were produced in practically every home, and eventually several factories were established. This earned Isfjorden the label "the cradle of the Norwegian clothing industry". One of the factories, "Oddfred Tokles konfeksjonsfabrikk", has been turned into a museum.


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