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.