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Native name: Ávvá
Havøysund winter.jpg
View of the southern side of the island
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Location in Finnmark
Location Finnmark, Norway
Coordinates 71°00′27″N 24°36′27″E / 71.0075°N 24.6074°E / 71.0075; 24.6074Coordinates: 71°00′27″N 24°36′27″E / 71.0075°N 24.6074°E / 71.0075; 24.6074
Area 8.28 km2 (3.20 sq mi)
Length 6.3 km (3.91 mi)
Width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Highest elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Highest point Havøygavlen
County Finnmark
Municipality Måsøy

Havøya (Northern Sami: Ávvá) is an island in Måsøy Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The island lies just off the coast of the Porsanger Peninsula with the island of Hjelmsøya to the north, Måsøya to the east, and Rolvsøya to the west. The only village on the island is Havøysund on the southern part of the island. Havøysund is the administrative centre of Måsøy, and the main population centre of the municipality. The island is connected to the mainland by the Havøysund Bridge along Norwegian County Road 889.[1]

Norsk Hydro has built a windmill park on the northwestern part of the island, which has become a landmark for people at sea. The 15 windmills take 30 minutes by foot to reach from the town and are located on Havøygavlen, the highest point on the island. The Arctic view cafe and viewing area is located on the northwestern end of the island, near the windmill park, and it provides an undisturbed view towards the Barents Sea and to the surrounding arctic archipelago of Måsøya, Hjelmsøya, Ingøya, and Rolvsøya.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Havøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-10.