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Gamvik municipality coat of arms
Gamvik (Norway)
Basic data
Commune number : 5439
Province  (county) : Troms and Finnmark
Administrative headquarters: Mehamn
Coordinates : 71 ° 4 ′  N , 28 ° 15 ′  E Coordinates: 71 ° 4 ′  N , 28 ° 15 ′  E
Surface: 1,416.34 km²
Residents: 1,132  (Feb 27, 2020)
Population density : 1 inhabitant per km²
Language form : neutral
Mayor : Alf Normann Hansen  ( SV ) (2019)
Located in the province of Troms and Finnmark
Location of the municipality in the province of Troms og Finnmark

Gamvik is a Norwegian municipality in the province ( Fylke ) Troms og Finnmark . It includes the settlements of Mehamn , Skjånes, Langfjordnes, Nervei and Gamvik. The administrative seat is in Mehamn.

Gamvik is located on the coast of the Barents Sea in the eastern half of the Nordkyn peninsula . With Cape Kinnarodden , the northernmost point of continental Europe lies on the communal area. Until 2000, Gamvik was the northernmost landing point of the Hurtigruten .

About 3 kilometers north of the village is the northernmost lighthouse on the European mainland Slettnes fyr , which can also be visited for a fee.

Likewise, what was perhaps the northernmost mainland campsite in the world at the time, the so-called "Camp 71 ° N", was located in Gamvik. It is now closed.

coat of arms

Description : Three golden net needles slanted to the right in red .

Web links

Commons : Gamvik  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisk sentralbyrå - Befolkning