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Sommarøy is a populated island in the western part of the municipality of Tromsø. It is located about 36 kilometres west of the city of Tromsø and is a popular tourist destination due to its white sand beaches and scenery. The island is connected to the neighboring island of Kvaløya by the Sommarøy Bridge.

The fishing village of Sommarøy covers the island as well as part of the neighboring island of Hillesøya and many smaller surrounding islands. The village is a typical fishing village with great local fishing fleets and substantial fish processing and other industries. Tourism is also important in Sommarøy. There is a hotel and rental cabins available.

Between the end of November and January, the sun remains below the horizon, and Tromsø is in darkness. The winter is the best season to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

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