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Alteidet is located in Troms
Alteidet is located in Norway
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 70°01′44″N 22°05′39″E / 70.02889°N 22.09417°E / 70.02889; 22.09417Coordinates: 70°01′44″N 22°05′39″E / 70.02889°N 22.09417°E / 70.02889; 22.09417
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Nord-Troms
Municipality Kvænangen
Elevation[1] 8 m (26 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9161 Burfjord

Alteidet is a small coastal village along the Lille Altafjord in the eastern part of the municipality of Kvænangen in Troms county, Norway. The village is located along European route E6, about 50 km (31 mi) west of the town of Alta and about 10.5 km (6.5 mi) north of the municipal centre of Burfjord. There are about 130 residents living in the area and one hotel.[2]

The village was an old trading post, but it was not rebuilt after World War II. The village is located on a forested isthmus and is near the villages of Storeng and Jøkelfjord. The name Alteidet is a combination of "Alta" and "eidet" meaning the isthmus of Alta.[3]


  1. ^ "Alteidet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1943 Kvænangen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Alteidet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-02. 

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