Kamøyvær

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Kamøyvær
Village
Centre of village, taken from near the Kamøyfjord light. On the right, the Fv172 road comes from the south and proceeds through the centre before heading south again on the left of the picture. The two blue-painted houses on the left hand side of the picture are part of the group of houses which make up the Arran guesthouse. The top floor of the yellow house in the bottom centre of the picture contains the Gallery East of the Sun.
Centre of village, taken from near the Kamøyfjord light. On the right, the Fv172 road comes from the south and proceeds through the centre before heading south again on the left of the picture. The two blue-painted houses on the left hand side of the picture are part of the group of houses which make up the Arran guesthouse. The top floor of the yellow house in the bottom centre of the picture contains the Gallery East of the Sun.
Kamøyvær is located in Norway
Kamøyvær
Kamøyvær
Location in Norway
Coordinates: 71°02′56″N 025°54′20″E / 71.04889°N 25.90556°E / 71.04889; 25.90556Coordinates: 71°02′56″N 025°54′20″E / 71.04889°N 25.90556°E / 71.04889; 25.90556
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
Municipality Nordkapp
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Map of village, showing the Fv172 access road and location of harbour
Location of village, showing how its position is sheltered by two islands

Kamøyvær is a fishing village in Nordkapp, Finnmark. The town lies in Kamøyfjorden on the east side of Magerøya, around 10 km north-west of Honningsvåg, at the end of a cul-de-sac road, the Fv172, which, roughly a mile to the south-west of the village, branches off the main road to the North Cape. The village is sheltered from the open sea by the islands of Lille Kamøya and Store Kamøya, the water between the village and the latter being called the Østersundet.

There are around 70 inhabitants. Although there are no ethnic distinctions today, the people of the village are descended from coastal Sami and Kven as well as Norwegians.[1] In Summer 2012, it appeared that the labour force includes people from the Baltic states.

A small hotel/guesthouse called the Arran, owned by a Sami family,[2] occupies three blue-painted buildings in the centre of the village, one of them right on the waters of the harbour and the other two just across the road. The top floor of a house in the centre of the village contains an art gallery called the Gallery East of the Sun which displays and sells the work of a German-born artist, Eva Schmutterer, who lives in the village.[3]

Hjalmarneset peninsula[edit]

There is a small lighthouse, the Kamøyfjord light, on the hill on the Hjalmarneset peninsula at the north side of the village. There is also a small cemetery on the western side of this peninsula.

Kuvika[edit]

At Kuvika, a hamlet at the southern entrance to the village, there is a small fish processing plant on the side of the Risfjorden;[4] this is supplied by the boats that use the harbour in the middle of the village.

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamøyvær
  2. ^ Anthony Ham, Norway: Country Guide, ISBN 1741793300, 2011, page 335.
  3. ^ Anthony Ham, Norway: Country Guide, ISBN 1741793300, 2011, page 335.
  4. ^ Photo of Kuvika in the snow in 1952