Haram, Norway

Haram is a municipality in the Norwegian Fylke Møre og Romsdal. The administrative center of the municipality is Brattvåg. Other major towns are Austnes, Vatne and Søvik.


Haram is located north of Ålesund, the largest city of Møre og Romsdal, and south of Molde, the administrative headquarters of Fylke.

Neighboring municipalities are Midsund, Vestnes, Skodje, Ålesund, Giske and Sandøy.

Economy and Transport

The capital Brattvåg is an important industrial center. Here are factories of Rolls- Royce and the shipbuilding company Aker Yards. Rolls Royce Deck Machinery Brattvåg is the world's largest manufacturer of winches.

Most important transport connection is the national route 659, and there are ferries to nearby islands.


  • On the island Haramsøy there is an octagonal wooden church from the 19th century. The device comes in part from an old stave church.
  • Vatne Church is a long church from the 19th century.
  • Hamnsundhelleren is a cave in which tools from the Stone Age have been found.
  • The Lighthouse Built in 1874 by Ulla on Haramsøy is since 1999 under monument protection.
  • Ulla Nausta on Haramsøy is a group of boat houses, the oldest of which dates from the 17th century.

Notable people from Haram

  • Per Oddvar Hildre ( b. 1950 ), conductor
  • Samuel Kobia ( born 1960 ), theologian, pastor and general secretary of the World Council of Churches ( WCC)
  • Arnfinn Andreas Haram ( born 1948 ), Dominican priest and author