Kinsarvik is a small village in Hordaland Norway. It was a municipality, but a ruling that you have to have 5,000 residents to be a city has since taken it down to a village. Today, Kinsarvik has only 459 permanent residents. The municipality was first established in 1838 along with many of the cities in Norway. Today the administration function for Kinsarvik lies in Ullensvang.
Before moving into some of the tourist areas that you won’t want to miss, a bit of history is in order. The Sami were very prevalent in Kinsarvik as reindeer herders. It was in the 1900s that the reindeer population seen today began, but there were several prehistoric troops as well. The Sami first began in the Viking era. After the Norse saga came Christianity, which is still practised today in Kinsarvik.