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Andoya, Andoy Municipality

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Andøya is the northernmost island in the Vesterålen archipelago, situated about inside the Arctic circle. Andøya is located in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county, Norway. The main population centres on the island include Andenes, Bleik, and Risøyhamn.The island has an area of, making it the tenth largest island in Norway. The island is connected to the neighboring island of Hinnøya using the Andøy Bridge. The Andfjorden lies to the east of the island, the Risøysundet strait lies to the south and east side of the island, and the Gavlfjorden lies to the southwest side. The Norwegian Sea lies to the west and north.The numerous bog areas on Andøya are used for the extensive production of peat. Andøya is also well known for its cloudberries. Besides the flat and largely continuous bog areas, Andøya also consists of steep mountain ranges reaching up to high. The sharp peak of Kvasstinden is the highest point on the island at. The Andøya Rocket Range which was founded in 1962 is also located on the island.
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  • We drove from Sortlands to Andøya and back in mid June '16. Norway has very thoughtfully mapped out for tourists what they call their "National Tourist Routes" and on this day we drove to - and along ...  more »
  • Andoya and Hinnoya (the Neighboring Island) are both rich in nature, culture, and history. Tiny Norwegian fishing villages dot the landscape that you see after climbing one of the "Ten tops", which is...  more »
  • Not as "touristified" as Lofoten. You can make a round trip of Andoya in one day, but don't miss the western part or a whale safari.  more »