Arnøya

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Arnøya  (Norwegian)
Árdni  (Northern Sami)
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Langfjorden, Arnøya island
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Arnøya is located in Troms
Arnøya
Arnøya
Location of the island
Arnøya is located in Norway
Arnøya
Arnøya
Arnøya (Norway)
Geography
Location Troms, Norway
Coordinates 70°03′48″N 20°44′12″E / 70.0634°N 20.7366°E / 70.0634; 20.7366Coordinates: 70°03′48″N 20°44′12″E / 70.0634°N 20.7366°E / 70.0634; 20.7366
Area 276 km2 (107 sq mi)
Area rank 15th in Norway
Length 23.6 km (14.66 mi)
Width 14.4 km (8.95 mi)
Coastline 91 km (56.5 mi)
Highest elevation 1,168 m (3,832 ft)
Highest point Arnøyhøgda
Administration
Norway
County Troms
Municipality Skjervøy Municipality
Demographics
Population 366 (2010)
Pop. density 1.3 /km2 (3.4 /sq mi)

Arnøya  (Norwegian) or Árdni  (Northern Sami) is the 15th largest island in Norway. The 276-square-kilometre (107 sq mi) island is located in Skjervøy Municipality in Troms county. The highest peak is the 1,168-metre (3,832 ft) tall mountain Arnøyhøgda. There are regular ferry connections to the island from the nearby islands of Laukøya and Kågen, but there are no road connections to the island.[1] Arnøy Church is located on the southern shore of the island.

The villages of Årviksand, Arnøyhamn, Akkarvik, and Lauksletta are located on the island. The island of Laukøya is located just to the east, Skjervøya and Kågen are to the southeast, and Vannøya is to the west. The Ullsfjorden lies to the west, the Lyngen fjord lies to the south, the Kvænangen fjord lies to the east, and the Norwegian Sea lies to the north.

The Lyngen Alps are located south of Arnøya and they are a popular place for extreme skiers.[2] Arnøya is also becoming a popular skiing destination.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Arnøy – øy i Skjervøy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  2. ^ "Ski touring in the Lyngen Alps, Norway". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  3. ^ "Activities - Akkarvik". Retrieved 2018-08-03.