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Kvalsund


Kvalsund in Norway Kvalsund municipality coat of arms

Population:
1,049

Areal:
1.844,0 km2


Kvalsund municipality has approximately 1.000 inhabitants and a surface area of 1.844,0 km2 of this 125 km2 on Kvaløya and 85 km2 on Seiland. Between the mainland and theese two islands there are two narrow passages called Kvalsundet and Vargsundet. Kvalsund municipality has a lot of fresh water lakes and the biggest is Doggevann, Nagjet, Nedre Saltvann and Trollvannet on Seiland.

Sennalandet lies 200 - 300 metres above the sea and the terrain can be described as low lying hills, marshland an many lakes.

PORSA

Hordaland has Trolltunga, here in Finnmark we got another piece of troll, a phallic shape stone called "Trollkuken". The phallic formation lies in the mountain Gosviktind (627 meters). The phallic shape stone is at least an hour´s hike from the nearest road, and Porsa is located two and a half hour´s walk away attraction.

There are built two power stations in Porsaelva river; Lower Porsa exploit the drop between Porsavatnet, Storvatnet and the fjord. Upper Porsa exploit the drop between Bjørnstadvatnet and Porsavatnet. Bjørnstadvatnet is a lake and lies about 5 kilometres ast of the village of Saraby. The lake has a dam on the northern end of the lake, and it is regulated for hydroelectric power.

MIDNIGHT SUN

The Midnight Sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.

POLAR NIGHT

The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.

HIKING

The valley in the municipal is Repparfjorddalen, Kvalsunddalen and Russelvdalen. The highest peaks are Seilandsjøkelen is 986 metres and lies on Seiland, Store Navgastat is 713 metres and Skinnfjellet which is 713 metres and lies in Kvalsunddalen.

FISHING

The biggest rivers where you can catch salmon is Repparfjordriver at Sennalandet, Skaidielva, Kvalsundelva and Russelva.

GOLF

Golfclubs in Finnmark.