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Rafsbotn  (Norwegian)
Rässivuono  (Kven)
Rafsbotn is located in Finnmark
Location in Finnmark
Rafsbotn is located in Norway
Rafsbotn (Norway)
Coordinates: 70°01′07″N 23°32′14″E / 70.01861°N 23.53722°E / 70.01861; 23.53722Coordinates: 70°01′07″N 23°32′14″E / 70.01861°N 23.53722°E / 70.01861; 23.53722
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality Alta Municipality
 • Total 0.34 km2 (0.13 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 408
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 9517 Alta

Rafsbotn (Norwegian) or Rässivuono (Kven) is a village in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village sits at the southeast end of the Altafjorden, along the European route E06 highway, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of the town of Alta. The name comes from the Sami place name Ráššvuotna which means a clay seabed. The 0.34-square-kilometre (84-acre) village has a population (2017) of 408 which gives the village a population density of 1,200 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,100/sq mi).[1] Rafsbotn has a ski slope and Rafsbotn Chapel.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". 
  2. ^ "Rafsbotn" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-01-21.