Husøy, Senja

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Husøy i Senja
View of the village
View of the village
Husøy is located in Troms
Husøy is located in Norway
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 69°32′32″N 17°39′45″E / 69.54222°N 17.66250°E / 69.54222; 17.66250Coordinates: 69°32′32″N 17°39′45″E / 69.54222°N 17.66250°E / 69.54222; 17.66250
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Midt-Troms
Municipality Lenvik
 • Total 0.12 km2 (0.05 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 274
 • Density 2,283/km2 (5,910/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9389 Husøy i Senja

Husøy is a village in the municipality of Lenvik in Troms county, Norway. The village covers the entire island of Husøy which is located in the Øyfjorden off the northwest coast of the large island of Senja. The village/island is located about 53 kilometres (33 mi) southwest of the city of Tromsø. The village of Fjordgård sits about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) across the fjord on the island of Senja.[3]

The 0.12-square-kilometre (30-acre) village has a population (2013) of 274, which gives the village a population density of 2,283 inhabitants per square kilometre (5,910/sq mi).[1] Up until recent times, the island was only accessible by boat; however, it is now connected to Senja by a 300-metre (980 ft) long causeway. The island has a grocery store, primary and secondary school, daycare, restaurant, and Husøy Chapel.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Husøy, Lenvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Husøy – tettsted i Lenvik kommune" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Husøy at Wikimedia Commons