Havøysund (Northern Sami: Ávanuorri) is the administrative centre of the Måsøy Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located on the small island of Havøya, but is connected to the mainland by the Havøysund Bridge. The 0.62-square-kilometre (150-acre) village has a population (2017) of 976 which gives the village a population density of 1,574 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,080/sq mi).
View of the village
|• Total||0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|• Density||1,574/km2 (4,080/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Havøysund is a fishing village which offers a generally wide range of common services. There are fish processing factories, a boat yard, a petrol station, doctors, Havøysund Church, various shops, a sports hall, and museums. Havøysund also has a varied and lovely architecture; all the way along the beach one finds post-war houses, the so-called gjenreisingshus (the houses built after World War II all had the same design). Up in the valley, there are more houses that were built in later decades after the war.
Måsøy Museum is located in Havøysund. The museum was established in a building that was originally built as a rectory. The collection of items consists of tools and technical equipment as used by fishermen through the 1900s. Additionally, several fixed exhibitions such as a kitchen, living room, schoolhouse, and line baiting booth.
Havøysund Bridge is part of Norwegian County Road 889 which connects Havøysund to the mainland. The bridge was opened in 1986 by the late King Olav. This road is a national tourist route. The closest airport to Havøysund is Lakselv Airport which is situated about 104 kilometres (65 mi) southeast in Lakselv. That airport has flights to Tromsø with connecting flights to Oslo. Havøysund is also a stop on the Hurtigruten coastal express, between the towns of Hammerfest and Honningsvåg.
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
- "Havøysund" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
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