Laksefjorden

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Laksefjorden
Lágesvuotna
Hopseidet Ifjord Nordinnhalvøya 2012-07-11-19-20-019.jpg
View of the fjord
Laksefjorden is located in Finnmark
Laksefjorden
Laksefjorden
Location in Finnmark
Location Lebesby Municipality, Finnmark
Coordinates 70°42′57″N 26°54′05″E / 70.7158°N 26.9013°E / 70.7158; 26.9013Coordinates: 70°42′57″N 26°54′05″E / 70.7158°N 26.9013°E / 70.7158; 26.9013
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 72 kilometres (45 mi)
Max. width 30 kilometres (19 mi)

Laksefjorden (Northern Sami: Lágesvuotna) is a fjord located entirely in Lebesby Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. At 72-kilometre (45 mi) long, it is the third longest fjord in Finnmark county after the Porsangerfjorden and Varangerfjorden. The fjord is situated in a sparsely populated area, with only few and small settlements along the fjord, including Lebesby, Kunes, Ifjord, and Veidnes. The fjord is surrounded by the Sværholt Peninsula to the west and the Nordkinn Peninsula to the east, and it empties to the north into the Barents Sea. Norwegian County Road 888 follows the southern and eastern shoreline of the fjord.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Laksefjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-18.