Porsanger Peninsula

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Porsanger Peninsula
Porsanger Peninsula
Location in Finnmark county

The Porsanger Peninsula (Norwegian: Porsangerhalvøya) is a peninsula in Finnmark county, Norway. The large peninsula sits between the Altafjorden and the Porsangerfjorden and includes parts of the municipalities of Alta, Kvalsund, Måsøy, Nordkapp, and Porsanger. Stabbursdalen National Park lies on the southern end of the peninsula.[1]

The landscape of the Porsanger peninsula consists mainly of a treeless plain, a continuation of the Finnmarksvidda plateauto the south. A number of fjords cut into the peninsula, of which the largest are the Repparfjorden, Revsbotn, and Snefjorden from the west and the Kobbefjorden from the north. The European route E06 highway runs north through the peninsula.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Porsangerhalvøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-10. 

Coordinates: 70°30′N 24°40′E / 70.500°N 24.667°E / 70.500; 24.667