Akkarvik

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Akkarvik
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Akkarvik is located in Troms
Akkarvik
Akkarvik
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 70°03′50″N 20°29′33″E / 70.06389°N 20.49250°E / 70.06389; 20.49250Coordinates: 70°03′50″N 20°29′33″E / 70.06389°N 20.49250°E / 70.06389; 20.49250
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Nord-Troms
Municipality Skjervøy
Elevation[1] 1 m (3 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9190 Akkarvik

Akkarvik is a small village along the Langfjorden in the municipality of Skjervøy, in the northern part of Troms county, Norway. It is located about 14 km (8.7 mi) south of Årviksand and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of Arnøyhamn on the south side of the island of Arnøya. It has been populated since the 17th century. At its peak during the 1950s, about 400 people lived there. There was a shop, post office, and a bakery. By the year 2001, however, the population has dwindled down to 24 people in 14 private homes.[2]

Panorama Akkarvik in Skjervøy, Troms county, Norway. The picture is viewed from the Storelva river with the mountains of Trolltinden to the left and Lappeguden to the right.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akkarvik" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). Folke- og boligtelling 2001. 1941 Skjervøy. (PDF) (in Norwegian). 
This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Norwegian (bokmål) Wikipedia.

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