Dryna is an island in Midsund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.[1] It is the westernmost of the main islands in the municipality. The 1.7-square-kilometre (0.66 sq mi) island sits between the Harøyfjorden and the Midfjorden, at the entrance to the great Romsdalsfjorden. Until 1965, Dryna was part of Haram Municipality.[2]

Location of the island
Dryna (Norway)
LocationMøre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates62.6454°N 6.5304°E / 62.6454; 6.5304
Area1.7 km2 (0.66 sq mi)
Length2.5 km (1.55 mi)
Width1 km (0.6 mi)
Coastline6 km (3.7 mi)
Highest elevation200 m (700 ft)
Highest pointDrynjahatten
CountyMøre og Romsdal
MunicipalityMidsund Municipality

Dryna has a road connection to the neighboring island of Midøya to the east. There are ferry connections from the western end of the island to the village of Brattvåg (in Haram Municipality) and to the village of Myklebost (in Sandøy Municipality).


The Old Norse form of the name was Dryn. The name is probably derived from the word drynr which means "rumble" or "roar" (referring to the swell of the waves against the island).

See also


  1. "Dryna" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  2. Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.

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