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View of the village in the winter
View of the village in the winter
Ballstad is located in Nordland
Ballstad is located in Norway
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°04′27″N 13°32′42″E / 68.07417°N 13.54500°E / 68.07417; 13.54500Coordinates: 68°04′27″N 13°32′42″E / 68.07417°N 13.54500°E / 68.07417; 13.54500
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Lofoten
Municipality Vestvågøy
 • Total 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 818
 • Density 1,091/km2 (2,830/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8373 Ballstad

Ballstad is a village in the municipality of Vestvågøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on a small island off the southwestern tip of the island of Vestvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. It is one of the largest fishing villages in Lofoten.[3]

Skottinden dominates over Ballstad

Ballstad is a coastal village situated near the mouth of Buksnesfjorden, where it meets Vestfjorden. The mountain Skottinden lies just west of the village and the village of Gravdal lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the north.

The 0.75-square-kilometre (190-acre) village of Ballstad has a population (2013) of 818. The population density is 1,091 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,830/sq mi).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Ballstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Ballstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-07-04.