Skarsvåg

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Skarsvåg
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Skarsvåg is located in Finnmark
Skarsvåg
Skarsvåg
Location in Finnmark
Skarsvåg is located in Norway
Skarsvåg
Skarsvåg
Skarsvåg (Norway)
Coordinates: 71°06′47″N 25°49′37″E / 71.11306°N 25.82694°E / 71.11306; 25.82694Coordinates: 71°06′47″N 25°49′37″E / 71.11306°N 25.82694°E / 71.11306; 25.82694
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyFinnmark
DistrictVest-Finnmark
MunicipalityNordkapp
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
 • Total141
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9763 Skarsvåg

Skarsvåg is a village in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village lies along the northern coast of the island of Magerøya, and it claims the distinction of being the world's northernmost fishing village. The local fishing fleet primarily fishes for cod in the waters north of Magerøya.[2] There are about 60 residents in Skarsvåg and it is located about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the famous North Cape. Skarsvåg Church is located in the village.

The village is apparently the northernmost settlement in the world that is accessible via a major road network, the European route E69.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skarsvåg" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  2. ^ "Skarsvåg". Nordkapp.no. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2013-02-18.

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