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View of the town in winter
View of the town in winter
Stokmarknes is located in Nordland
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°33′56″N 14°54′15″E / 68.56556°N 14.90417°E / 68.56556; 14.90417Coordinates: 68°33′56″N 14°54′15″E / 68.56556°N 14.90417°E / 68.56556; 14.90417
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Vesterålen
Municipality Hadsel
 • Total 2.29 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 3,286
 • Density 1,435/km2 (3,720/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 8450 Stokmarknes

About this sound Stokmarknes  is a small town in the municipality of Hadsel in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the northern coast of the island of Hadseløya. The town is the administrative centre of Hadsel municipality. In 2000, Stokmarknes received "town status". The 2.29-square-kilometre (570-acre) town has a population (2013) of 3,286. The population density is 1,435 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,720/sq mi).[1] [3]

View of the Coastal Express Museum with the museum ship MS Finnmarken

Stokmarknes is the headquarters to the Hurtigruten coastal express company and also the Coastal Express Museum. The local hospital for the whole Vesterålen region (Nordland Hospital) is located in Stokmarknes. Stokmarknes is the home town of Norwegian band Madrugada. The historic Hadsel Church is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Stokmarknes.[3]

The Børøy Bridge and Hadsel Bridge connect Stokmarknes to the island of Langøya to the north. Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen is located on Langøya, just over the bridges from Stokmarknes.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Stokmarknes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  3. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Stokmarknes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-07-22.

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