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Vangsvik / Vangsvika
Vangsvik is located in Troms og Finnmark
Location of the village
Vangsvik is located in Norway
Vangsvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°10′14″N 17°44′02″E / 69.17056°N 17.73389°E / 69.17056; 17.73389Coordinates: 69°10′14″N 17°44′02″E / 69.17056°N 17.73389°E / 69.17056; 17.73389
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
MunicipalitySenja Municipality
 • Total0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Elevation20 m (70 ft)
 • Total285
 • Density731/km2 (1,890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9304 Vangsvik

Vangsvik or Vangsvika is a village in Senja Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The village has a population of about 350. The village has a school, Vangsvik Chapel, store, and medical office. There is also a large fish farming facility nearby. The Senja Rutebil (bus company) has its headquarters in Vangsvik. The village was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Tranøy until 1 January 2020 when it was merged into Senja Municipality.

Vangsvik is located on the south side of the island of Senja, along the Solbergfjorden.[3] It is about 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of the town of Finnsnes in neighboring Lenvik municipality. Vangsvik is also about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of the village of Stonglandseidet and about 40 km (25 mi) from the village of Å.

The 0.39-square-kilometre (96-acre) village has a population (2017) of 285 which gives the village a population density of 731 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,890/sq mi).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Vangsvika" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-11-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vangsvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-03-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)