Not to be confused with Høgsfjord.

View of the fjord
Location in Rogaland county
Location Rogaland county, Norway
Coordinates 58°52′53″N 6°05′41″E / 58.8814°N 6.09467°E / 58.8814; 6.09467Coordinates: 58°52′53″N 6°05′41″E / 58.8814°N 6.09467°E / 58.8814; 6.09467
Primary outflows Boknafjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 23 kilometres (14 mi)
Max. width 1,500 metres (4,900 ft)
Max. depth 170 metres (560 ft)

Høgsfjorden is a fjord in Rogaland county, Norway. The innermost part of the fjord is located at the village of Frafjord in the municipality of Gjesdal. It flows west to Dirdal and then heads northwards. At the village of Forsand, the Lysefjord branches off to the northeast. The Høgsfjorden continues to the northwest past the islands of Idsal and Idse before emptying into the Horgefjorden (just east of the city of Stavanger) and ultimately into the vast Boknafjorden. The fjord runs through the municipalities of Gjesdal, Forsand, Sandnes, and Strand.[1]

The 23-kilometre (14 mi) long fjord is about 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) wide and has a maximum depth of 170 metres (560 ft). The innermost part of the fjord from Dirdal to Frafjord is also known as the Frafjorden. There is a regular ferry crossing about mid-way through the fjord connecting Forsand and Høle.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 Store norske leksikon. "Høgsfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-02-04.
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