Os is a municipality located in the southwestern area of the Bergen peninsula in Hordaland County, Norway. The nearby city of Bergen is situated just north of Os and attributes to the city’s collective economic and population growth. The municipality is known for its traditional boat building and the Oseana Art and Cultural Centre, a host site for many musical performances and events.
The booming population of Os has resulted in a dramatic increase of public interest. Popular activities in the area include visiting the Oddentunet Os Museum, strolling through the Tufsingdal Nature Reserve, and hiking amongst the reindeer herds set against unbeatable mountainside views within the Forollhogna National Park. Additionally, the historic Narbuvoll school is a unique local attraction, and many visitors enjoy cycling around the area which abounds with natural wonders.
Os is connected to Bergen along highway E39 and further on to Halhjem, from which ferries can be taken across the Bjørnafjorden. Personal vehicles and water transportation are the primary means of transit throughout the region.
The municipality of Os was first established in 1838 and encompassed a much larger area of land. Two separations occurred through the late 1800s and early 1990s resulting in three separate municipalities that include Os, Fusa, and Samnanger, respectively.
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