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Gravvik herred
Former Municipality
Municipality ID NO-1754
Adm. Center Gravvik
 • Total 192 km2 (74 sq mi)
Created from Leka in 1909
Merged into Nærøy in 1964
Gravvik is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Gravvik is located in Norway
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Coordinates: 64°59′24″N 11°46′07″E / 64.99000°N 11.76861°E / 64.99000; 11.76861Coordinates: 64°59′24″N 11°46′07″E / 64.99000°N 11.76861°E / 64.99000; 11.76861
Country Norway
Region Trøndelag
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Municipality Nærøy
Elevation[2] 62 m (203 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7990 Naustbukta

Gravvik is a village and former municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located in the present-day municipality of Nærøy. Gravvik Church, built in 1875 in the village of Gravvik, serves as the main church for the area.[1]

Agriculture and fishing have traditionally been the primary industries in Gravvik. Today, fish farms, including both salmon and halibut, as well as shellfish are local important industries.


The municipality of Gravvik was established on 1 January 1909 when it split off from the municipality of Leka. Initially, the new municipality had a population of 881. On 1 January 1964, Gravvik ceased to be a municipality when it was merged with three other municipalities to form the new Nærøy municipality. Prior to the merger, Gravvik had a population of 816.[3]


Fingalshulen is a cave and archaeological site at Gravvik. The 123-metre (404 ft) deep cave has a maximum height in the cave of 20 metres (66 ft) and maximum width of 15 metres (49 ft). It contains 47 cave paintings, including of human figures and some animal shapes. The paintings have been estimated to date back 3000 years. Fingalshulen was first described in the 1800s, but was archaeologically investigated in 1960s. The cave was mapped by the Science Museum in Trondheim in 1962 and 1963. The cave has been the subject of major scientific studies, most recently during 2004. Fingalshulen is currently closed to the public.[4]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Gravvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Gravvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  4. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Fingalshulen – hule i Nærøy kommune" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 

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