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View of the village
View of the village
Evenskjer is located in Troms
Location in Troms
Evenskjer is located in Norway
Evenskjer (Norway)
Coordinates: 68°35′05″N 16°34′31″E / 68.58472°N 16.57528°E / 68.58472; 16.57528Coordinates: 68°35′05″N 16°34′31″E / 68.58472°N 16.57528°E / 68.58472; 16.57528
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Central Hålogaland
Municipality Skånland Municipality
 • Total 0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 785
 • Density 969/km2 (2,510/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 9440 Evenskjer

Evenskjer is the administrative centre of Skånland Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The village is located along the Tjeldsundet strait about 25 km (16 mi) south of the town of Harstad. European route E10 passes just to the north of the village of Evenskjer. The 0.81-square-kilometre (200-acre) village has a population (2017) of 785 which gives the village a population density of 969 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,510/sq mi).[1]

Skånland Church, one of Northern Norway's largest wooden churches, is located in Evenskjer. There are also two schools located in the village, Soltun and Skånland.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  2. ^ "Evenskjer" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Evenskjer – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-31.