The area of Fitjar municipality is 150 km2, and it consitutes 50% of Stord island. There are approximately 3,000 inhabitants in the municipality. Important businesses operate in retail, primary industries, manufacuring and aquaculture.
A large part of Fitjar consists of myriad islands and skerries esparated by shallow sounds and bays.
Traditional shipping routes pass through the area, and the municipality contains several trading posts dating back as far as 1648.
The Fitjar islands is a very attractive area for boating and constitute an important resource for the municipality.
They are also a popular boating destination.Learn more about Fitjar municipality and how living in Sunnhordland is like here.