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Jakobselva (Northern Sami: Ánnejohka; Kven: Annijoki; English: Jacob's River) is a river in Finnmark county, Norway. The river, which is sometimes known as the Vestre Jakobselv (Western Jacob's River), runs through the municipalities of Nesseby and Vadsø on the Varanger Peninsula. The river begins around the mountain Midthaugen in Nesseby, near the border with Tana Municipality. It then winds its way down through a lush birch wood valley along the municipal border between Nesseby and Vadsø to the village of Vestre Jakobselv where it completes its 50-kilometre (31 mi) journey and empties into the Varangerfjorden.[1]

Ánnejohka / Annijoki
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View of the Jakobselva
MunicipalityVadsø and Nesseby
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationNesseby, Finnmark, Norway
 ⁃ coordinates70°19′55″N 28°49′14″E / 70.33194°N 28.82056°E / 70.33194; 28.82056
 ⁃ elevation490 m (1,610 ft)
MouthVestre Jakobselv
 ⁃ location
Vadsø, Finnmark, Norway
 ⁃ coordinates
70°06′41″N 29°20′00″E / 70.11139°N 29.33333°E / 70.11139; 29.33333Coordinates: 70°06′41″N 29°20′00″E / 70.11139°N 29.33333°E / 70.11139; 29.33333
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length50 km (31 mi)

The river is known as a superb sport fishing river, with a lot of big salmon.


  1. ^ "Jakobselva, Nesseby" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-04.