Fjordgård

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Fjordgård
Fjordgard
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Fjordgård is located in Troms
Fjordgård
Fjordgård
Fjordgård is located in Norway
Fjordgård
Fjordgård
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 69°30′28″N 17°37′43″E / 69.50778°N 17.62861°E / 69.50778; 17.62861Coordinates: 69°30′28″N 17°37′43″E / 69.50778°N 17.62861°E / 69.50778; 17.62861
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Midt-Troms
Municipality Lenvik
Elevation[1] 9 m (30 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9388 Fjordgård

Fjordgård or Fjordgard is a small fishing village in the municipality of Lenvik in Troms county, Norway. It is located on the northern part of Senja, the second largest island in Norway. Fjordgård lies on the west side of the fjord Ørnfjorden, which is an arm that branches off of the main Øyfjorden. The village of Husøy lies about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) across the fjord within sight of Fjordgård.[2]

Fjordgård is surrounded by high and steep mountains and is connected to the rest of Senja by a series of three road tunnels. Its population (2001) is 213.[3] Fjordgård Chapel is located in the village.

Cultural References[edit]

In Book 4 of Karl Ove Knausgård's internationally popular My Struggle novels, Karl Ove teaches at the local school in Fjordgård. The village is referred to in the book by the pseudonym "Håfjord."[4]

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