Byfjorden (Hordaland)

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View of the fjord (looking north)
Byfjorden is located in Hordaland
Location in Hordaland county
Location Hordaland county, Norway
Coordinates 60°25′24″N 5°16′06″E / 60.4233°N 5.2682°E / 60.4233; 5.2682Coordinates: 60°25′24″N 5°16′06″E / 60.4233°N 5.2682°E / 60.4233; 5.2682
Primary inflows Salhusfjorden, Herdlefjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 15 kilometres (9.3 mi)
Settlements Bergen

Byfjorden (Norwegian Nynorsk and Bokmål: /byːfjɔrn/, /-ɔɾn/; Bokmål: also /-ɔɳ/; Bergensk: usually /-ɔʁn/) is a fjord in Hordaland county, Norway. The 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) long fjord separates the island of Askøy from the mainland Bergen Peninsula, flowing right past the city of Bergen on the mainland. The western entrance to Byfjorden is between the village of Drotningsvik in Laksevåg borough, Bergen, and the village of Marikoven on the island of Askøy in Askøy municipality. The northern entrance to the fjord is between the village of Ask on Askøy and Mjølkeråen in the borough of Åsane in Bergen. On the northern end, it connects with the Salhusfjorden and Herdlefjorden.[1] There is one road crossing over the Byfjorden: the Askøy Bridge, which crosses near the western end of the fjord. The name literally means city-fjord, and it is so named because of its importance as a transportation route into and out of the city of Bergen.[2]

Arms and bays



  • Strusshamn
  • Klampavika
  • Kyllaren
    • Florvågen
  • Bakarvågen
  • Erdalsvågen
  • Olavika
  • Hopshamna
  • Askehamna


  1. ^ Hagen Hartvedt, Gunnar (1994). "Byfjorden". Bergen Byleksikon (1st ed.). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 139. ISBN 8257304859.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Byfjorden – fjord i Hordaland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-09-04.

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