History[ edit ] Historically, the area has been inhabited for thousands of years, as evident by ancient remains such as tombs, grave fields and rock carvings. Dating from the Viking Agerunestones are plentiful throughout Orust.
In the Nordisk familjebok the island of Orust is mentioned as a Geatish territory.
Ramshult the modern Swedish forma hill fortis mentioned in Beowulf as Hrefnesholtthe Geatish hill fort which became the prison of OnelaOhthere and their mother until their rescue by Ongenþeow. Points of interest[ edit ] The geography offers several sights, with a couple of picturesque small villages. A nature reserve called Morlanda features a lookout point that offers a good overview of the area. Industry[ edit ] Industry wise, the area has always been dominated by fishing and boat production.
Shipyard Hallberg-Rassy is the largerst employer nowadays.
Its shipyard is located in Ellöson the north-west part of the island, and it has a significant export of sailing boats. The second largest employer dating site orust Najad -varvet, also a shipyard.