About Selje

Selje is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Nordfjord. The village of Selje (population 685 in 2007) is the administrative center of Selje municipality. Some of the other villages in the municipality include Barmen, Ervik, Flatraket, Hoddevik, H�vik, and Leikanger.

Selje is located at the north western most part of Sogn og Fjordane county. Most of the municipality is located on and around the Stadlandet peninsula.

Selje was one of the first three Episcopal sees in Norway (Oslo, Nidaros, and Selje). After the diocese was moved to Bergen, monks took over the church in Selje, which was later destroyed by pirates in 1536. The municipality of Selje is also home to the Selje Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery located on the island of Selja. There are ruins of the abbey and church can still be seen on the island