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Native name: Åsværet
Location Nordland, Norway
Coordinates 66°13′01″N 12°06′38″E / 66.2169°N 12.1106°E / 66.2169; 12.1106Coordinates: 66°13′01″N 12°06′38″E / 66.2169°N 12.1106°E / 66.2169; 12.1106
County Nordland
Municipality Dønna

Åsvær is a small group of islands lying on the Arctic Circle in the municipality of Dønna in Nordland county, Norway. The islands lie on the south side of the Nordåsværfjord, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Lovund and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northwest of the island of Dønna. The Åsvær Lighthouse was built here in 1876.[1] The islands are noted for their herring fishery.[2]


  1. ^ "Åsværet" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Aasvär". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 

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