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PICTURES from LEBESBY

Lebesby is also the name of a village in the municipality. The municipality administrative centre is Kjøllefjord. Kjøllefjord is also centre for commerce and a traditional fishing port. Finnkjerka which is said to be the most graceful sea cliff in Norway, formed like a church at the entrance to Kjøllefjord.

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Finnkirka, Finn church

Finnkjerka which is said to be the most graceful sea cliff in Norway, formed like a church at the entrance to Kjøllefjord. According to legend, Finnkirka was an ancient sacrificial site for fishermen, seafarers and the Sami. The two rock formations are mentioned in old sources as a Sami sacrificial site and sacred sea cliff.

On their eastward journey, seafarers sailed as far as the sea cliff Altertavla on the eastern side of the fjord and made an offering for a safe onward journey. Video from the project light the rock formation here.

 Leif Yngve Wallenius