Gravvik

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Gravvik
Gravvika
Village
Gravvik is located in Trøndelag
Gravvik
Gravvik
Location of the village
Gravvik is located in Norway
Gravvik
Gravvik
Gravvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°59′22″N 11°46′16″E / 64.9895°N 11.7712°E / 64.9895; 11.7712Coordinates: 64°59′22″N 11°46′16″E / 64.9895°N 11.7712°E / 64.9895; 11.7712
Country Norway
Region Central Norway
County Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Municipality Nærøy
Elevation[1] 70 m (230 ft)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 7990 Naustbukta

Gravvik or Gravvika is a village in the municipality of Nærøy in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located on an isthmus between the Årsetfjorden and the Eiterfjorden. Gravvika is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the town of Kolvereid. Gravvik Church is located in the village.

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.

Fingalshulen

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.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Gravvika, Nærøy (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  2. ^ 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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