Granvin, also known as Eide, is a village in Voss Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The village is located at the head of the Granvin Fjord in the southeastern part of the municipality. The large village of Vossevangen lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the northwest and the village of Ulvik lies about 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the northeast.
View of the shoreline of the village
|• Total||0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|• Density||683/km2 (1,770/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
The village is known as Eide because it sits along a river on an isthmus of land between the fjord and the lake Granvinsvatnet. ("Eide" in Norwegian means isthmus.) The village is also known as Granvin since it is the municipal centre and largest settlement in the municipality of Granvin. Both names can be used interchangeably. There is also a small farm area called "Granvin" located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north of the village, and that is where Granvin Church is located. This village and that farm area share the same name, but are two distinct locations in the municipality.
Notable people that were born or lived in Granvin include:
- Thrond Sjursen Haukenæs (1840–1922), folklore collector and author
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2019). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Granvin" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 20 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Store norske leksikon. "Eide – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Rygh, Oluf (1919). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Bergenhus amt (in Norwegian) (12 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 489. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)