The village Urke has become better known after Hurtigruten started going into Hjørunfjorden in 2012. After successful trips in 2013 and the decision to continue with these in 2014, the locals in Urke have made the village a great place for tourists.

The village is named after the torrential river Urkeelva. One of the few farms that survived the Plague was located here. The eight farmhouses at Haukåssætra were restored in the 1990s.

Urke is an excellent starting point for many mountain hikes of various difficulties, while Urkedalen can offer easier hikes.

In the winter the terrain is great for summit hikes on skis.