to Nordland County and the weather right now! Nordland County is one out of 19 countys in Norway with a area
of 38.463 km2 and a population of approximately 237.280.
Each County is divided into
different municipality. For Nordland County you will find the name of
the municipality to your "right" (municipality for the whole country is 429) or read a short story given below.
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Principal industries are Fishing, agriculture, industry, trade and commerce, public services. The Lofoten fishing season, abundant fishing of cod (ready for spawning) off Lofoten in January April which forms the basis of export of fish products.
Regardless of the time of year you visit - with the mystical Midnight sun, a spectacular thunderstorm or the magical Northern Lights. The polar night occurs when the night lasts for more than 24 hours. This occurs only inside the polar circles.
The transition from North Trøndelag to Nordland is most noticeable in the mountain
formations. The rounded shapes of the North Trøndelag mountains gived
way to Nordland"s alpine mountains which dive almost vertically from
snow-covered peaks into the mirror-like fjord. This transition is
emphasised by the incredible skerry formation off the coast. The
Helgeland coast, from Trøndelag to Bodø in the north, has more than
57.000 km of shoreline. The beautiful scenery, with unique mountain
formations, has from ancient times given rise to myths and legends
which are still very much alive today.
Rich fishing grounds
formed the basis for settlment on the islands far out to sea. The boat
was the only form of transport for the islanders, whether for work or
leisure purposes. The fishermen today no longer need to row to the
fishing grounds, but there is still a thriving community right out in
the mouth of the fjord. The battle against the elements has made the
people determined and perhaps a little reckless. North Norwegians are
known for their openness and humour.
The total land area amounts to 1,227 sq. km. About 25.000 people live
there. The road distance is almost 170 km from Fiskebøl near Vesterålen
in the north to Å in the south, where the E10 ends. From Lofotodden,
atthe south end of Moskenesøy Island, the air distance is more than 60
km to Skomvær, the southernmost point in Lofoten.
stretches like a wall of mountains to the southwest in the sea. Between
the mainland and the "Lofoten Wall" lies the Vestfjord. Lofoten
consists of mountains and peaks, wide open ocean, sheltered inlets,
stretches of seashore and large virgin areas.
On a clear day
from Bodø, you can see Lofoten in the north-west. This large island
group, which stretches far out into the Norwegian Sea, is one of
Norway"s most popular tourist areas. People from all over the world
come here to visit the wild scenery and experience the thriving coastal
culture. Every year in January, a huge flotilla of fishing boats
gathers to catch their share of the amazing quantity of cod. Lofoten
has also inspired a large number of artists. Knut Hamsun, one of Norway´s most famous authors, used the Nordland coast as the setting for many of his novels.
high mountains along the coast were, and still are, a hindrance to
travelling inland. But in many ways they have also been the basis for
the industrialisation of the county. The great height differentials
provided perfect conditions for utilising water power. Towns and
communities have developed around thriving industrial companies based
on this clean, endless power source. Norsk Hydro´s plant at Glomfjord
exports for example 400.000 tonnes of artificial fertiliser annually.
The modern aluminium plant at Mosjøen is among the world´s most
efficient of its kind in the world. Farther north is Mo i Rana, the
town that grew up around Norwegian Ironworks (Norsk Jernverk). Today,
commerce is more varied, but much of the new activity has its roots in
the original industrial environment. Abundant power supplies combined
with human ability and go-ahead spirit have created wealth. Salten Verk
with its ferrosilicon production and the cement works at Kjøpsvik
emphasise this assertion.
The ice-free harbours
along the coast are of great significance. Thanks to the warm sea
currents and the deep fjords, accessibility is unique. These coastal
features provide natural ports for receiving goods by sea from the
whole of the northern region. Industry in Narvik has for decades been
an example of co-operation breaking down borders. Ore from Kiruna in
Sweden is freighted by rail through Norway to Narvik, the Country"s
largest port in terms of tonnage handled.
Farming and forestry
are important to Nordland, especially in the southern part of the
county. The coast is dominated by dairy farming, while inland south of
Svartisen there are large areas of commercial spruce forests.
tourists come to Nordland to cross the Arctic Circle. Visitors from all
over the world have been photographed by the monument that marks this
magic line at the Arctic Circle Centre at Saltfjellet. The Arctic
Circle crosses the large glacier, Svartisen, and is also marked for Coastal Steamer passengers to see. Together with the limestone caverns in Rana, these
attractions have provided the basis of an extensive effort to build up
a thriving tourist industry.
Most tourists follow the E6, the
main route that connects Norway longitudinally. But traff1c is also
increasing on the coastal route RV 17, which starts in Trøndelag. With
the help of modern ferry services, this road winds between idyllic
coastal towns and offers the tourist magnificent panoramic views.
Regardless of which route you take, Bodø is an important cross-roads
and the terminal for the Nordland railway. The large, modern airport at
Bodø serves both civil and military traffic and is the centre of a well
developed network of minor airports in the county. Bodø is the centre
of administration for the county and is a natural service centre for
the whole of Nordland.
Tourism is a growth industry in the Green Arctic. This comes as no surprise - you only have
to look at the scenery. It is different, exotic and pollution-free.
This vastly contrasting region has a long, exciting coastline and wide
open space. There are great opportunities to experience virgin
wilderness. There has been great interest in adventure holidays as far
back as the l9th century. Wealthy Europeans, many of noble descent, had
discovered the opportunities of this region and travelled here to fish
salmon and hunt wild animals. Nevertheless, it has only been in the
last few decades that tourism has really begun to develop.
Arctic Circle and North Cape became tourist attractions early on, and
Lofoten and the Helgeland coast followed soon afterwards. Today, the
number of attractions have grown to such proportions that we need a
book rather than a brochure to do them justice. Common to the whole
area is a conscious attempt to improve the service industry:
accommodation, guiding, organising, in short all the factors which are
important to ensure a positive development within tourism. Regardless
of the schemes, the main reason for visiting the Green Arctic is more
or less the same as before: fantastic nature and Norwegian character.
last 25 years, Norway has become a major exporter of oil products.
Known oil and gas reserves represent between 1.5% and 5% of the world´s
reserves. This industry started in the North Sea at the end of the
1960s. Operations spread along the coast, and today, the majority of
exploratory drilling is undertaken from Trøndelag northwards. Whilst
80% of the total estimated resources in the North Sea have been
established, the corresponding figures for Central Norway and North
Norway are 33% and 17% respectively. In the Green Arctic, we are just
commencing extraction, and are able to look to the future with
optimism. Finds on the Norwegian continental shelf comprise both oil
and gas, and the proportion of gas seems to increase the farther north
we travel. Gas comprises 97% of known reserves in the Barents Sea, but
it is too early to say how this will affect development in the region.
petroleum finds have been made on the Norwegian continental shelf out
at sea, making petroleum operations a coastal industry. This has led to
optimism and growth, but it can also lead to competition with
traditional coastal industry. Moreover, petroleum activities could have
a serious effect on the environment. After all, we are talking about
some of the world"s richest fishing grounds. Long, hard winters also
represent new, and to a certain degree, unknown challenges. A moderate
development schedule and strict safety regulations have meant that we
have managed to avoid any major conflicts so far.
Helgeland coast, Brønnøysund and Sandnessjøen together form "Oil base
Helgeland". Work is under way here to develop an effective supply
industry. Farther north, Harstad and Hammerfest have been chosen as
centres for oil and gas operations in the northernmost region.
every municipality you will find links to Local Directory. This will give you information ON whats happen localy in the municipality even Job vacancy.
GoNorway will present companies which have challenging job, development and career prospects in their organizations. In every municipality you will find links to companies offer Job opportunity.
The choice of different activities in Norway such as Golf, Skiing, Cycling, Cruising, Fishing, Stave churches etc.
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