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Balsfjord panorama 05.jpg
View of the fjord
Balsfjorden is located in Troms
Location in Troms
Location Balsfjord/Tromsø, Troms
Coordinates 69°28′30″N 18°56′06″E / 69.474895°N 18.934937°E / 69.474895; 18.934937Coordinates: 69°28′30″N 18°56′06″E / 69.474895°N 18.934937°E / 69.474895; 18.934937
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 57 kilometres (35 mi)
Max. width 2 to 7 kilometres (1.2 to 4.3 mi)

Balsfjorden (Northern Sami: Báhccavuotna) is a fjord in the municipalities of Balsfjord and Tromsø in Troms county, Norway. The 57-kilometre (35 mi) long fjord branches off the Tromsøysundet strait just south of the city of Tromsø and it flows in a north-south direction, ranging from 2 to 7 kilometres (1.2 to 4.3 mi) wide. The European route E8 highway follows most of the eastern shore of the fjord and the European route E6 highway runs along the southern end of the fjord. The municipal centre of Storsteinnes lies along the southwestern coast of the fjord by the village of Nordkjosbotn.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Balsfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-10-12.