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252,3 km2

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Evenes municipality city center is Bogen, where the local administration is situated, and Liland are the two main centres. Evenes muncipality has approximately 1.400 inhabitants and covers a area of 252,3 km2. The district is centrally located with respect to transport links. Highway E10 runs right through the area, and Harstad / Narvik Airport Evenes has daily connections all over Norway. The main industries are agriculture, manufacturing, trade and services.


The oldest building at Liland dates from 1880. It was brought across the fjord from Havnes in Ballangen. The building has been used for several purposes, from steamship office and storehouse for flour to fish processing. In recent years, Liland Brygge has been restored and forms today an interesting part of the local coastal culture.


The sculpture "Stone Church" at Evenestangen is Evenes' contribution to "Artscape Nordland". The "Stone Church", designed by the Dane Bjørn Nordgård, was opened in 1995. The 5.5 m high sculpture is made of granite and is based on church/temple architecture.


Evenes Church was built in 1800, in Biedermeier style. It is a beautiful cruciform church. Inside the church are several ancient items, of which the oldest one is the baptismal font dating from the 13th century. The font stood in the first church built here in 1250.


Gallogiedde is a collection of farm buildings once inhabited by Sami people. The first settlers were reindeer herders who every spring migrated from the winter grazing lands in Sweden to the summer grazing lands along the coast of Norway. Later many of them settled, and their settlements form the basis of the present Sami communities here. At present, after more than 200 years' settlement, Gallogiedde has been organised as a Sami open air museum.


At Evenestangen the construction of the fortification started in the summer of 1940 and was com- pleted in June 1941. The fortification had three guns, calibre 211 with a firing length of 16,700 m, and a 150-strong crew. It was used up until 1945, but was never in combat. The remains of the fortification are marked and easily visible.


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.


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.


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.


Deep sea fishing enthusiasts can take a fishing trip out on the ocean. You can fish for salmon, cod and halibut. Be aware that there are a number of special rules in regards to fishing. Remember to purchase a fishing licence.