Arnøya

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Arnøya
Arnøy
Native name: Árdni
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Langfjorden, Arnøya island
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Location in Troms
Geography
Location Skjervøy, Troms, Norway
Coordinates 70°3′41″N 20°44′11″E / 70.06139°N 20.73639°E / 70.06139; 20.73639Coordinates: 70°3′41″N 20°44′11″E / 70.06139°N 20.73639°E / 70.06139; 20.73639
Area 276 km2 (107 sq mi)
Length 23.6 km (14.66 mi)
Width 14.4 km (8.95 mi)
Coastline 91 km (56.5 mi)
Highest elevation 1,168 m (3,832 ft)
Highest point Arnøyhøgda
Country
County Troms
Municipality Skjervøy
Demographics
Population 366 (as of 2010)
Density 1.3 /km2 (3.4 /sq mi)

Arnøya or Arnøy is an island in the municipality of Skjervøy in Troms county, Norway. Its area is 276 square kilometres (107 sq mi). The highest peak is the 1,168-metre (3,832 ft) tall mountain Arnøyhøgda. Arnøya is the 15th largest island in Norway. There are regular ferry connections from Laukøya and Kågen to this island, but there are no road connections to the island.[1] Arnøy Church is located on the southern shore of the island.

The villages of Årviksand, Arnøyhamn, Akkarvik, and Lauksletta are located on the island. The island of Laukøya is located just to the east, Skjervøya and Kågen are to the southeast, and Vannøya is to the west. The Ullsfjorden lies to the west, the Lyngen fjord lies to the south, the Kvænangen fjord lies to the east, and the Norwegian Sea lies to the north.

The Lyngen Alps south of Arnøya is popular amongst extreme skiers [2] and Arnøya is also becoming a popular skiing [3] destination. Historic photos and information (Norwegian) is presented on the Arnøyhamn home page.[4]

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