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View of the village
View of the village
Nordkjosbotn is located in Troms
Nordkjosbotn is located in Norway
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 69°13′02″N 19°33′29″E / 69.21722°N 19.55806°E / 69.21722; 19.55806Coordinates: 69°13′02″N 19°33′29″E / 69.21722°N 19.55806°E / 69.21722; 19.55806
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Midt-Troms
Municipality Balsfjord
 • Total 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 431
 • Density 616/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9040 Nordkjosbotn

Nordkjosbotn (Northern Sami: Gárgán) is a small village in the municipality of Balsfjord in Troms county, Norway about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of the city of Tromsø. Two major highways, European route E6 and European route E8, meet in this village, making it a major crossroads in Northern Norway, with an estimated annual passage of 3 million people. The 0.7-square-kilometre (170-acre) village has a population (2013) of 431, which gives the village a population density of 616 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,600/sq mi).[1] Nordkjosbotn Church is located in this village.


Nordkjosbotn is located at the end of the Nordkjosen branch of the Balsfjorden where the river Nordkjoselva meets the fjord. The village is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) wide filling the narrow valley between several mountains, some of which are more than 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level, most notably Store Russetind to the southwest. The village has an area of about 0.8 square kilometres (200 acres) and is located on a partially marshy alluvial plain formed by the Nordkjoselva river. The village of Storsteinnes lies about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Nordkjosbotn and Hatteng (in Storfjord) lies about 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the east.



  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Nordkjosbotn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-10-12.