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Værøy kommune
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County Nordland
Landscape Lofoten
Municipality NO-1857
Administrative centre Værøy
Mayor (2003) Harald Adolfsen (H)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 428
18 km²
18 km²
0.01 %
Population
 - Total (2005)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 421
743
0.02 %
-7.7 %
43/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.varoy.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1857)

Værøy is a municipality and an island in the county of Nordland, Norway.

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Tourist attractions

Turstien

Turstien is a flood-lit track which has been very popular ever since its opening in 1999. The surface is suitable for bikers, trams and wheelchairs.

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The south part of Værøy from the air, 2004

Breivika

Breivika is situated on the road between Sørland and Nordland, and here you find a beautiful beach, Skarsursanden. From the main road there is a signposted path going up Breivikdalen.

Heia

Heia offers a magnificent view of the island. It can be reached via a step path called Bjørka, or by following the tarred road up Rømdalen. About halfway up you pass by an old eagle trapping site.

Eagle trapping

Eagle trapping is a tradition peculiar to the Værøy islanders. They caught eagles with their bare hands. Ancient sites can still be seen, at Rømdalen, for instance.

Gjerdeheia

Gjerdeheia is exceptional because it forms a vast and completely flat plateau on top. It can be reached from Breiviksdalen by turning left at the end of the valley. Or you may follow the path going up Rømdalen and turn right before you pass Hornet.

Nordlandsnupen

Nordlandsnupen is Værøy's highest mountain. To reach it you walk up Breiviksdalen and turn right at the end of the valley.

Mollbakken

Mollbakken in Nordland consist of smoothly ground round stones. Here, many burial finds from the Viking Age have been found.

Old Værøy Church

Old Værøy Church in North Værøy is the oldest church in Lofoten, built around 1740. The altar piece dates back to about 1714 and features alabaster figures made in England in 1430.

Nordlandshagen

Nordlandshagen - the Garden of Nordland - is a popular area for the outdoor life. The midnight sun can be seen here from May 30 to July 13.

Måstad

Måstad. In the south. The mountainside more or less hangs right over the old, derelict of Måstad. This is where the puffin dog originated. You can walk from Nordlandshagen, and the trip takes about 2 hours.

The Norwegian Lundehund

The Norwegian Lundehund is one of Norway's 7 species of dogs, and the rarest one. It has an extra toe, is small and very agile. Puffin dogs were used solely for the puffin hunt and because the hunt was of such great importance to the islanders, this rase of dogs managed to survive here in Værøy.

Sanden

Sanden is a strange and splendid beach. A 400 metre tall wall of rock towers over the spot, making it incredibly warm on fine summer days. Access is only by boat.

The weather

The weather in Værøy is always something of a surprise. Sunshine and arin, wind and mist may interchange rapidly. The winter climate is mild and the temperature seldom drops below zero degrees Celcius. This makes conditions of stockfish exceptionally good. Tourists should also remember that the weather can be very changeable during the summer, too.


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Nordland coat of arms

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