Location in Sogn og Fjordane

Coordinates: 61°55′11″N 05°45′29″E / 61.91972°N 5.75806°E / 61.91972; 5.75806Coordinates: 61°55′11″N 05°45′29″E / 61.91972°N 5.75806°E / 61.91972; 5.75806
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Nordfjord
Municipality Eid
  Total 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
  Total 439
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6777 Stårheim

Stårheim is a village in the municipality of Eid in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The population (2001) of the area was 439 people.[2] Stårheim is located in the western part of Eid Municipality on the north shore of the Nordfjorden, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of the municipal center of Nordfjordeid and about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of the village of Kjølsdalen. There is a regularly scheduled ferry route from Stårheim to the small village of Isane (in Bremanger Municipality), located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south across the Nordfjorden.


Stårheim Church

Stårheim Church is the parish church located in the village of Stårheim. It is part of the Diocese of Bjørgvin and the Rural Deanery (Prosti) of Nordfjord. The church building, which was constructed during 1864, can seat 340 people. It was built from drawings by architect Christian Heinrich Grosch.[3]


Arne Ivarsson (Árni Ívarsson á Stoðreimi ), a prominent lendmann from Stårheim during the 12th century, was a husband of Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter, mother of King Inge I of Norway. Their son, Nicholas Arnesson, became the Bishop of Oslo.[4][5] Stårheim is the home of a few celebrities, most notably journalist Karoline Vårdal.


The local sports team is Stårheim IL.


  1. "Stårheim" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  2. 1 2 Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1443 Eid" (PDF) (in Norwegian).
  3. Den norske kirke. "Stårheim menighet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  4. Store norske leksikon. "Ingerid Ragnvaldsdatter – utdypning" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  5. Store norske leksikon. "Nikolas Arnesson – utdypning" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-07-11.

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