Njunis

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Njunis
Njunis is located in Norway
Njunis
Njunis
Målselv, Troms, Norway
Elevation 1,713 m (5,620 ft)
Prominence 1,305 m (4,281 ft)#13 in Norway
Listing Mountains in Norway by height
Location
Coordinates 68°45′N 19°30′E / 68.750°N 19.500°E / 68.750; 19.500Coordinates: 68°45′N 19°30′E / 68.750°N 19.500°E / 68.750; 19.500
Topo map 1532 I Dividalen
1532 II Altevatn

Njunis is a mountain in the interior of southern Troms county, in Målselv municipality. With a peak at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft), it is the highest mountain in this part of the county, and has Norway's thirteenth largest prominence. The tree line (downy birch) reaches to 700 metres (2,300 ft) elevation on the southern slope of the mountain, the highest tree line in Troms. This forest is part of the Øvre Dividal National Park. At the peak NATO has an radar centre.[1]

Name[edit]

The name is from the Sami word njunis which means 'prominent "nose" of a mountain'.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Njunis" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-09.