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Andoya, Andoy Municipality

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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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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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • The place has a distinctive nature. A small built but a lot to see and do. Fine beaches and hiking opportunities. Few stores, but characterized by comfort and welcoming people. Go fishing or whale watching, or enjoy the midnight sun from the beach.
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