The municipality/township have it´s mailand on Porsangerhalvøya, and have 5 large islands (Havøya, Måsøya, Ingøya, Hjelmsøya and Rolvsøya) and close to 400 smaller islands. Måsøy have approximately 1.300 inhabitants and the surface area are 1.134,3 km2.
Måsøy highest mountain is Gardevarri 634 m.a.s. Biggest water is Havvatnet (Avvzejavrre). The most northely point Fruholmen, South is Gardevarri, East is Kvitstein (Vilgesgcedgi, Magerøysundet) and West is Tunæringen (Rolvsøy). Trade and Industry is fishing and fish processing. There are 2.200 fresh water in the municipality and in many of this angling opportunities are good. Midnight Sun from 17 May - 1 August. Experience Finnmark´s untamed landscape. Take a walk along one of the many trails in the borough. An outdoor enthusiast's Eldorado for hunting, deep sea and sports fishing. At Storvannet you can fish for trout and on the trip you passes longtitude 71° N wich are marked. The Fruholmen lighthouse is the most northely manning lighthouse in Europe. The Coastal Steamer(Hurtigruten) has daily departures.
COASTAL STEAMER (HURTIGRUTA)
The World´s Most Beautiful Voyage is a voyage like no other. Nothing can compare with it. Nothing about this journey will resemble anything you have ever experienced before. A ticket for the Coastal Steamer is a ticket to the theatre, an 11-day drama in which new acts constantly unfold all around you. See the pictures from the Coastal Steamer taken by one of our passengers.
Havøysund lies on Havøya. Havøya with it´s 7,2 km2 lies exactely at 71° north. Havøysund is a small, modern place with approximately 1.200 inhabitants and all the service you would expect to find in a municipal center. On Gavlen you can see the windmill park.
Rolvsøy is the biggest island in the township with it´s 89 km2. Gunnarnes and Tufjord on the island have approximately 60 inhabitants. In Tufjord you can find fishingindustry with a good harbour. Rolvsøy contain the most northenly selection of orchids in Norway. The boggy ground at Rolvsøy is known for it´s birdlife. The island is a trasure for hunting, fishing and berrypicking. The sandy beaches at Eines and in Persand offers you a dip in the Nordishavet ocean on a warm sunny summerday.
The fishing community of Inga have it´s roots back to 1300 century. Around 1520 the fishing port have approximately 300 inhabitants. In 1985 approximately 1500 fishermen came to Ingøy during the spring fishing. Ingøy´s tallest building is a radiotower which is 362 metres high.
Before the Second World War Ingøy radio lied on Gåsøy. The radio was bombed several times under the war and was never rebuilt.
A small fishing community used by sea Lapps during the summer. Around 1900 Finnes have 104 inhabitants, if we include the fishermen and workers etc. Finnes have 440 inhabitants.
Majorden is best known for it´s two whalestationes which was operative to 1904, some ment up to 1920.
Fruholmen lighthouse was first ignite 25 August 1866. In 1931 got the lighthouse telephone. Fruholmen lighthouse is the most northely manning lighthouse in Europe.
We have the Midnight Sun in our region from 20th May - 20th July. During this period, the sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.
Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.
The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.
There are 2.200 fresh water lakes in the municipality and in many of this fishing possibillity. Deep sea fishing enthusiasts can take a fishing trip out on the ocean. You can fish for salmon, sea trout and Arctic trout. Be aware that there are a number of special rules in regards to fishing. Remember to purchase a fishing licence.