Kåfjorden (Alta)

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Kåfjorden
Njoammelgohppi
Kåfjorden Alta.jpg
View of the fjord
Kåfjorden is located in Finnmark
Kåfjorden
Kåfjorden
Location in Finnmark
Location Alta Municipality, Finnmark
Coordinates 69°56′07″N 23°02′43″E / 69.9353°N 23.0454°E / 69.9353; 23.0454Coordinates: 69°56′07″N 23°02′43″E / 69.9353°N 23.0454°E / 69.9353; 23.0454
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 8 kilometres (5.0 mi)

Kåfjorden (Northern Sami: Njoammelgohppi) is a fjord in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) long fjord branches off the main Altafjorden. The village of Kåfjord and Kåfjord Church both lie along the northern coast of the fjord. The European route E06 highway follows the northern shoreline of the fjord. A new bridge over the Kåfjorden to shorten the highway E6 route around the fjord is under construction and is expected to be completed by in late 2013.[1][2]

The fjord was the anchorage of the German battleship Tirpitz for much of World War II, and was attacked by British midget submarines during Operation Source in 1943 and by aircraft during Operation Tungsten, Operation Mascot, Operation Goodwood and Operation Paravane in 1944.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kåfjorden i Alta" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  2. ^ "E6 Møllnes-Kvenvik (Parsell 6, Alta vest)" (in Norwegian). Statens Vegvesen. Retrieved 2013-01-16.