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Sandhornøya is located in Nordland
Location in Nordland
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates67°06′13″N 14°04′34″E / 67.1035°N 14.0760°E / 67.1035; 14.0760Coordinates: 67°06′13″N 14°04′34″E / 67.1035°N 14.0760°E / 67.1035; 14.0760
Area103 km2 (40 sq mi)
Length22 km (13.7 mi)
Width8.5 km (5.28 mi)
Highest elevation993 m (3,258 ft)
Highest pointSandhornet

Sandhornøya is a mountainous island in the municipality of Gildeskål in Nordland county, Norway. The 103-square-kilometre (40 sq mi) island is located south of the town of Bodø near the entrance to the Saltfjorden. The mainland of Norway lies to the east and the island of Sørarnøy lies to the west. The villages of Lekanger, Mårnes, and Våg are located on the island. The island is connected to the mainland by the Sandhornøy Bridge. Sandhornøy is also the birthplace of famous Norwegian professor and hymn writer, Elias Blix. A memorial monument of Blix can be seen by the coastline.[1]


"For thousands of years people have followed the movement of animals and the seasonal rhythms in the Arctic landscape. Footprints are few. SALT is inspired by and moves in that same Arctic landscape with care and respect."

The art project SALT is centred on three architectural structures inspired by the fish rack, developed by the Finnish architect Sami Rintala, and opened on August 29, 2014, on the spectacular Langsanden, at Sandhornøya in the municipality of Gildeskål.

In the fish rack the Chinese artist Yang Fudong created a site specific outdoor film installation for the beach.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sandhornøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-02-15.