Kvænangen (fjord)

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Skorpa from Gildetun-Kvænangenfjorden.jpg
View of the fjord
Kvænangen is located in Troms
Location in Troms
Location Kvænangen, Troms
Coordinates 69°44′46″N 22°05′18″E / 69.7462°N 22.0883°E / 69.7462; 22.0883Coordinates: 69°44′46″N 22°05′18″E / 69.7462°N 22.0883°E / 69.7462; 22.0883
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 72 kilometres (45 mi)
Max. width 15 kilometres (9.3 mi)

Kvænangen (Northern Sami: Návuotna) is a fjord in the municipalities of Kvænangen and Skjervøy in Troms county, Norway. The 72-kilometre (45 mi) long fjord stretches from the Norwegian Sea to the village of Kvænangsbotn. The Reisafjorden is a large fjord which branches off the Kvænangen fjord to the west. The European route E06 highway crosses the fjord on the Sørstraumen Bridge where the fjord is only about 350 metres (1,150 ft) wide, just west of Sekkemo.[1]

There are a number of islands in the fjord. On the west side of the fjord are the islands of Arnøya, Laukøya, Skjervøya, and Kågen. The smaller islands of Haukøya, Rødøya, Skorpa, Nøklan, and Spildra are located in the middle of the fjord.

Panorama Kvænangenfjord

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kvænangen – fjord i Troms" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-23.