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Øksfjord is the administrative centre of the municipality. It is located at the mouth of the Øksfjorden on the mainland. The area also has several glaciers. The Øksfjordjøkel glacier is the largest and perhaps the most challenging. The smaller one is Langfjordjøkel.

Øksfjord, OEksfjord

From Øksfjord, you cross the fjord by ferry followed by a 20 minute drive to the village of Nuvsvåg. Nuvsvåg is a fishing village is on the mainland but relies on a ferry crossing (10 minutes) to reach the municipal centre of Øksfjord.

Archaeological digs on Loppa Island have confirmed that Finnmark´s first human inhabitants settled down on this island ca. 10.000 years ago. The borough can boast 3 glaciers and Finnmark County´s highest mountain peak. Other places in the borough are dependent on ferries and express boat services.