Bøkfjorden

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Bøkfjorden
Báhčaveaivuotna
Elvenes bru, Norway.JPG
The Pasvikelva river emptying into the Bøkfjorden
Bøkfjorden is located in Finnmark
Bøkfjorden
Bøkfjorden
Location in Finnmark
Location Sør-Varanger Municipality, Finnmark
Coordinates 69°44′34″N 30°03′08″E / 69.7429°N 30.0521°E / 69.7429; 30.0521Coordinates: 69°44′34″N 30°03′08″E / 69.7429°N 30.0521°E / 69.7429; 30.0521
River sources Pasvikelva
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 23 kilometres (14 mi)
Max. width 0.6 to 2.5 kilometres (0.37 to 1.55 mi)
Settlements Kirkenes

Bøkfjorden (Northern Sami: Báhčaveaivuotna) is a fjord in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The 23-kilometre (14 mi) long fjord is a southern branch off of the main Varangerfjorden. The river Pasvikelva empties into the Bøkfjorden at the village of Elvenes (which lies only about 1,500 metres (0.93 mi) from the Norway–Russia border.[1]

The town of Kirkenes lies on the shore of the fjord. The large island of Skogerøya lies on the western side of the fjord. The Bøkfjord Lighthouse is located in the mouth of the Bøkfjorden.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Bøkfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-10.