Jakobselva (Vadsø)

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Ánnejohka / Annijoki
Jakobselva 01.jpg
View of the Jakobselva
Country Norway
County Finnmark
Municipality Vadsø and Nesseby
Source Midthaugen
 - location Nesseby, Finnmark, Norway
 - elevation 490 m (1,608 ft)
 - coordinates 70°19′55″N 28°49′14″E / 70.33194°N 28.82056°E / 70.33194; 28.82056
Mouth Vestre Jakobselv
 - location Vadsø, Finnmark, Norway
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 70°06′41″N 29°20′00″E / 70.11139°N 29.33333°E / 70.11139; 29.33333Coordinates: 70°06′41″N 29°20′00″E / 70.11139°N 29.33333°E / 70.11139; 29.33333
Length 50 km (31 mi)

Jakobselva (Northern Sami: Ánnejohka; Kven: Annijoki; English: Jacob's River) is a river in Finnmark county, Norway. The river, which is sometimes known as the Vestre Jakobselv (Western Jacob's River), runs through the municipalities of Nesseby and Vadsø on the Varanger Peninsula. The river begins around the mountain Midthaugen in Nesseby, near the border with Tana Municipality. It then winds its way down through a lush birch wood valley along the municipal border between Nesseby and Vadsø to the village of Vestre Jakobselv where it completes its 50-kilometre (31 mi) journey and empties into the Varangerfjorden.[1]

The river is known as a superb sport fishing river, with a lot of big salmon.


  1. ^ "Jakobselva, Nesseby" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-03-04.