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Kvæfjord


Kvæfjord in Norway Kvæfjord municipality coat of arms

Population:
3,076

Areal:
512,7 km2


Kvæfjord Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Kvæfjord

Kvæfjord municipality has approximately 3.100 inhabitants a covers a area of 512,7 km2. Borkenes is the administrative centre in the township/municipality of Kvæfjord. Here are bank, post office, shops, petrol station, hotel and other services, with good roads and public transport links. Kvæfjord is a green gem created by Mother Nature. The strawberries from Kvæfjord are renown for their exquisite taste thanks to their quick ripening under the midnight sun. Vegetables from Kvæfjord are of the very best quality.

The world´s northernmost horticultural school is situated in Kvæfjord. The visitor may also explore the alpine landscape at Godfjord and the mountain plateau of Melåheia. Or perhaps you prefer a walk in the areas of Borkenesmarka and Kvæfjordeidet, where boards with maps of the footpaths are set up. Nature’s abundance also provides plenty of opportunities for fishing in the sea and the many mountain lakes. Nupen is a very popular destination for enjoying the midnight sun.

HEMMESTAD BRYGGE

Kvæfjord Hemmestad brygge a museum for trade, shipping and fishing by the former commercial centre of Øvre Hemmestad. Old country shop, museum shop and cafeteria with cultural events on certain days.

BYGDETUNET

Bygdetunet at Borkenes. Collection of buildings including school house, storehouse and mills. Opening hours June to August. Contact the municipal office for cultural affairs. Guided tours by arrangement.

RÅ GARTNERSKOLE

The world's northernmost horticultural school. In the school´s demonstration field and park you find about 1,000 different species and sorts of annuals and perennials for food and decoration. In addition, the school has a field which is cultivated according to ecological principles. Here you may also see various farm animals. The school is a natural starting point and finish for "Fotefar mot nord", culture path. Meals served.

TRASTAD COLLECTIONS

The Trastad Collections are Norway's only documentation centre for the history of the mentally disabled in society. The world's largest collection of art made by mentally disabled people, from childish works to works of high artistic quality.

STØRKERSENS FARMMUSEUM

Størkersens Gårdsmuseum lies in Dale in Kvæfjord. A private farm museum with exhibition of old items in a genuine and beautiful atmosphere.

MIDNIGHT SUN

The Midnight 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.

NORTHERN LIGHTS

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.

POLAR NIGHT

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.

FISHING

Hire a boat and go fishing in one of the world´s most bounteous seas. Summer or winter. In the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, it is usually to catch cod until 25 kilos. In addition to cod, you can catch coalfish, wolf fish, haddock and other sorts. In the period March - November the possibilities are very good for catching fish. But because of a local cod family (tribe) are living in the fjord, the possibilities for catching fish are good all the year round.