Flakstadøya

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Flakstadøya
Flakstadoeya.jpg
View of the island
Norway - Flakstadoy.PNG
Location in the Lofoten archipelago
Geography
Location Nordland, Norway
Coordinates 68°04′01″N 13°17′56″E / 68.0670°N 13.2988°E / 68.0670; 13.2988Coordinates: 68°04′01″N 13°17′56″E / 68.0670°N 13.2988°E / 68.0670; 13.2988
Archipelago Lofoten
Area 110 km2 (42 sq mi)
Length 20 km (12 mi)
Width 8.5 km (5.28 mi)
Highest elevation 931 m (3,054 ft)
Highest point Stjerntinden
Norway
County Nordland
Municipality Flakstad

Flakstadøya is an island in the Lofoten archipelago in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in Flakstad municipality with the Vestfjorden on the east side of the island and the Norwegian Sea on the west side of the island.

The island is connected to the neighboring island of Moskenesøya (to the south and west) by the Kåkern Bridge and Fredvang Bridges. It is connected to the island of Vestvågøya (to the northeast) through the undersea Nappstraum Tunnel. The European route E10 highway crosses the island and connecting to the neighboring islands.[1]

There are several villages on the island including the administrative centre of the municipality, Ramberg, and others such as Fredvang, Nusfjord, Sund, Vikten, and Napp.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Flakstadøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-06-14.