Havoysund (Havoya Island, Norway)

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Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2020-10-25 15:43

min: 28 °F (-2 °C) / max: 39 °F (4 °C) 37°F
2.6°C
Wind: 127°/ 5.9 m/s  Gust: 9.2 m/sWind: 127°/ 5.9 m/s  Gust: 9.2 m/sMod. breeze
5.9 m/s
Min / Max Temperature39 °F / 4 °C
28 °F / -2 °C
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Havoysund is a port town in Finnmark county, Norway. The 0.64-sq.kilometre (160-acre) village features a population of 1,000 (2013) which gives a population density of 1,57 inhabitants per sq.kilometre (4,060/sq.mile). Havoya Island lies off the coast of Porsanger Peninsula with Hjelmsoya Island to the north, Masoya to the east, and Rolvsoya to the west.Havoysund (Havoya Island, Norway) cruise port

  • The town is located on Havoya Island, and is connected to mainland Norway via the Havoysund Bridge (Road 889). Havoysund Bridge has length of 293 m (960 ft) and was opened in 1986.
  • The nearest airport is the Lakselv Airport - approx 104 km (65 ml) to the southeast. The airport serves regularly scheduled domestic flights (to Oslo only).
  • Havoya Island has a total area of approx 8 km2 (3 ml2), with length of 6,3 km (4 ml) and width 2 km (1,2 ml). Its highest elevation point (Havoygavlen) is 285 m / 935 ft. Near Havoya are located the islands Hjelmsoya (north), Masoya (east) and Rolvsoya (west).
  • Havoysund is on the island's southern coast. This is a small fishing town (population around 1,000). There is a boat yard, petrol station, fish processing factories, doctors, Havoysund Church, sports hall, various shops and museums. The town boasts a varied architecture. All the way along the beach there are same-design houses ("gjenreisingshus”") built after WW2 (1939-1945). More houses (up in the valley) were built in the following decades.

Havoysund is one of the Hurtigruten ports along the "Express Route" (Norwegian Coastal Express). This is a regularly scheduled ferry and cruise itinerary in Norway, between the turnaround ports Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost). Havoysund is the Hurtigruten's port visited between Hammerfest and Honningsvag.

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