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Introducing Florø

Florø, Norway's westernmost town, is a pleasant if unexciting little place whose coat of arms features, appropriately, three herrings rampant.

Nowadays, wealth comes from the black gold of the oil industry. The large Fjord Base, just northeast of town, serves the giant Snorreankeret offshore oil field. Florø is also enriched by fish farming and shipbuilding – while the herring, the town's original raison d'être, plays a somewhat diminished role.

For a scenic overview, it's an easy 10- minute climb up the Storåsen hill from the Florø Ungdomsskule on Havrenesveien.