Ørnes is on the borderland between the Arctic and the fascinating Helgeland coast. Just north of the Arctic Circle is a small place with hundreds of islands on one end and dozens of mountain peaks on the other.
The glacial meltwater is the basis of an industrial enterprise in Glomfjord just north of Ørsnes. Norsk Hydro has produced zinc, aluminium, fertilizer and solar panels here. They extracted riches from nature, but also gave back to the people, e.g. chairlifts, swimming pools and tennis courts. The industrial group and this village were a state within the state, and the state only assumed social responsibility in Glomfjord in 1982.
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Top 3 things to see in Ørnes
- Glacier hiking - on solid ground up to the glacier, or with crampons and a guide on the glacier itself
- Undiscovered mountain sides for powder snow skiers, from the top all the way down to the fjord
- The story of an industrial adventure at the Yara Industry Museum