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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  • Andoya is a lovely spot in the north of Norway and I stayed at the bunkhouse of the Andoya Space Centre. As this was a work trip I didn't have a lot of time for sight seeing but did get to experience ...  more »
  • The northernmost island of Vesteralen archipelagos was for us a wonderful surprise. Along the West Coast towards Andenes are wonderful Caribbean beaches where there is never anyone.
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  • Sun clouds waves and create together a beautiful landscape ' theatre piece ' a day driving around and hiking. Andenes to Bo on the coastal road, often stopped to walking or just watching. Gorgeous.
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  • Magnificent northern lights. Very good observation spot
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