Vidrek

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Vidrek
Village
Vidrek is located in Nordland
Vidrek
Vidrek
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°23′25″N 17°08′29″E / 68.39028°N 17.14139°E / 68.39028; 17.14139Coordinates: 68°23′25″N 17°08′29″E / 68.39028°N 17.14139°E / 68.39028; 17.14139
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Ofoten
Municipality Narvik
Elevation[1] 12 m (39 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8520 Ankenesstrand

Vidrek is a small village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway. It is located along the Ofotfjorden, just east of the Skjomen fjord. The population of the village is about 70.

On 10 April 1940, in the First Naval Battle of Narvik, the British flagship HMS Hardy was beached in flames on Vidrek, and about 30 seamen were killed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vidrek" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-05-29.