Ramberg, Flakstad

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Ramberg
Village
View of the beach in Ramberg
View of the beach in Ramberg
Ramberg is located in Nordland
Ramberg
Ramberg
Location in Nordland
Ramberg is located in Norway
Ramberg
Ramberg
Ramberg (Norway)
Coordinates: 68°05′24″N 13°13′48″E / 68.0899°N 13.2299°E / 68.0899; 13.2299Coordinates: 68°05′24″N 13°13′48″E / 68.0899°N 13.2299°E / 68.0899; 13.2299
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyNordland
DistrictLofoten
MunicipalityFlakstad
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
8380 Ramberg

Ramberg is the administrative centre of Flakstad Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The village is located on the island of Flakstadøya in the Lofoten archipelago. It has approximately 350 inhabitants. The European route E10 highway passes through Ramberg.

Ramberg has a library, a small shopping centre with a supermarket including postal services, an unmanned petrol station, a restaurant and pub, and a bank. The youth club regularly shows films in the community hall which is also used for functions. Ramberg school, located by the beach, caters for students from 1st to 10th grade and has both a swimming pool and a high standard synthetic grass soccer field. Ramberg is also famous for its white sand beach.[2] Norway's Crown Prince, Prince Haakon kited at Ramberg beach during the Easter holidays in 2012.[3]

Flakstad Church is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northeast of Ramberg. It is the second church building to exist on this site since 1430. The timber used for the church comes from Russia—the people of Flakstad exchanged fish for timber during the period of Pomor trade at that time. This is why the steeple has a Russian Orthodox look.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramberg, Flakstad (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  2. ^ Jensen, Christine (9 July 2005). "Norges fineste strand!" (in Norwegian). VG.
  3. ^ "Kitet på Ramberg" (in Norwegian). Lofot-Tidende. 13 April 2012.