Eivindvik is the administrative centre of the municipality of Gulen in Vestland county, Norway. The village is located on the mainland, along the north shore of the Gulafjorden. It is also located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of the village of Dingja (and the lake Dingevatn), about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest of the village of Dalsøyra, and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northeast of the village of Byrknes.

View of Eivindvik, including Gulen Church and the Gulafjorden
View of Eivindvik, including Gulen Church and the Gulafjorden
Eivindvik is located in Vestland
Location of the village
Eivindvik is located in Norway
Eivindvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°58′53″N 5°04′30″E / 60.9813°N 5.0749°E / 60.9813; 5.0749Coordinates: 60°58′53″N 5°04′30″E / 60.9813°N 5.0749°E / 60.9813; 5.0749
RegionWestern Norway
 • Total0.32 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Elevation26 m (85 ft)
 • Total315
 • Density984/km2 (2,550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
5966 Eivindvik

Eivindvik is the commercial centre of the municipality as well as the seat of government for the municipality. Gulen Church has been located in Eivindvik for centuries. The 0.32-square-kilometre (79-acre) village has a population (2019) of 315 and a population density of 984 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,550/sq mi).[1]

This area has an ancient history, since the Gulating met in this area in the years 900—1300, creating laws which governed most of Western Norway.[3]


The municipality of Gulen was originally named after this village. There have been many spelling variations throughout the past few centuries: Evindvig, Evenvig, or Evenvik. The name of the municipality was officially changed to Gulen on 1 July 1890, but the village name remained as Eivindvik.

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  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2019). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Eivindvik, Gulen (Sogn og Fjordane)". yr.no. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Eivindvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 August 2010.