Nuvsvåg

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Nuvsvåg
Village
Nuvsvåg is located in Finnmark
Nuvsvåg
Nuvsvåg
Location in Finnmark
Nuvsvåg is located in Norway
Nuvsvåg
Nuvsvåg
Nuvsvåg (Norway)
Coordinates: 70°16′10″N 22°06′58″E / 70.2695°N 22.1160°E / 70.2695; 22.1160Coordinates: 70°16′10″N 22°06′58″E / 70.2695°N 22.1160°E / 70.2695; 22.1160
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality Loppa Municipality
Elevation[1] 15 m (49 ft)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 9582 Nuvsvåg

Nuvsvåg is a village in Loppa Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located on the mainland, along the Nuvsfjorden. This part of Loppa is a peninsula that has one road along the fjord, but it is only accessible by a ferry from the village of Øksfjord.

In 2015, there were 70 inhabitants in the village (Loppa municipality had 989 at that time).[2] Nuvsvåg Chapel is located in this village. Nuvsvåg's primary industry is fishing.

History[edit]

For a time, there was a wolffish-farm here, but due to a lack of funding, it closed after a short time.[3]

On 25 May 2012, the municipal politicians decided to close the public school in Nuvsvåg.[2] Then, in 2015, the one shop in Nuvsvåg closed. In June 2015 another food store was scheduled to open in its place, according to Klassekampen.[2]

Geography[edit]

View of Nuvsvåg from Lopptinden. Nuvsvåg is on the top right side of the small fjord.

About 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the south of Nuvsvåg is Finnmark county's tallest mountain, Loppatinden, and the large glacier Øksfjordjøkelen. About 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to the southwest of Nuvsvåg lies the mountain Svartfjellet and the glacier Svartfjelljøkelen.

Commerce[edit]

In 2015, one fishing boat was based out of this village. Another fishing boat became inoperable due to fire, that year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuvsvåg, Loppa (Finnmark)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gjerstad Olsen, Knut; Mohr, Anniken C. (2015-08-08). "Biter seg fast i loppa". Klassekampen. Retrieved 2018-06-30. 
  3. ^ Askheim, Svein, ed. (2017-10-21). "Nuvsvåg". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-06-30.