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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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  • In the District of Vesterålen lies this beautiful island, where you can meet beautiful vistas. It's easily reachable with ferries (if you are on other islands), which from the Mainland with bridges (free of charge) If you are travelling from Narvik or Bardufoss. Don't miss the beautiful National Tourist Route along the West Coast, which connects Andøya Andenes in Risøyhamn or vice versa, touching every country Noss, Nordmela, Stave and Bleik and Whale Safari in Andenes. National Tourist Route path Andøya in short: coming from Andenes from Fv82 take the Fv976 till Nordmela. From here, take the Fv974 continuing to Noss up to rejoin the Fv82 to arrive at Risøyhamn. Of course the path you can do it as well to the contrary at your leisure.
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  • I was traveling by car with regular stops for photo. The entire road is very beautiful, there are places to stay and you can walk for a long time.
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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 »