Fjordgård

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Fjordgård

Fjordgard
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Fjordgård is located in Troms og Finnmark
Fjordgård
Fjordgård
Location of the village
Fjordgård is located in Norway
Fjordgård
Fjordgård
Fjordgård (Norway)
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
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
DistrictMidt-Troms
MunicipalitySenja Municipality
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9388 Fjordgård

Fjordgård or Fjordgard is a small fishing village in Senja Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is located on the northern part of the island 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 island 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 the island 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fjordgård" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Fjordgard" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  3. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1931 Lenvik" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Kristensen, Eivind (2010-02-10). "Her er Knausgårds hemmelige skole". Dagbladet (in Norwegian).