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Leirvik is a town and the administrative centre of Stord municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The town lies along the southern coast of the large island of Stord, along the Hardangerfjorden. The town gained "town status" in 1997. The town includes the Eldøyane peninsula where the large Aker Solutions industrial area is located. Leirvik is the regional centre of the traditional district of Sunnhordland, and has many public services and offices such as the Sunnhordland District court and the Sunnhordland Museum, as well as many shops and restaurants. Stord Church and several schools such as Stord Upper Secondary School and Stord/Haugesund University College are all located in the town. The 9.52-square-kilometre (2,350-acre) town has a population (2013) of 13,478. This gives it a population density of 1,416 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,670/sq mi). The entire municipality has about 18,000 residents in it (2013), so Leirvik has over 70% of the total population of the municipality. Leirvik is also the largest urban area that is located in a municipality where Nynorsk is the preferred language form.


This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Leirvik in Norway is an ideal destination for a vacation! After your splendid visit to Leirvik, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Bergen. Add Bergen to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like The Flam Railway, Fjord Safari, Stegastein Viewpoint. Also, to reach Leirvik, you'll have to take a flight to Bergen; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Leirvik, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!

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Facts and Stats for Leirvik*

  • Leirvik: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Leirvik for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Leirvik.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Leirvik - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 38.28 (Low)
    • Climate Index 86.39 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Leirvik

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Leirvik

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.64 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 163.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 111.02 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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