Talvik (Northern Sami: Dálbmeluokta and Kven: Talmulahti) is a village in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county in Norway. It is located on the western shore of the Altafjorden, along the European route E6 highway. The village is an old trading centre since the 1800s. Talvik Church is located in the village.
View of the village church
|• Total||0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Density||763/km2 (1,980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
The municipality was named after the old Talvik farm, since Talvik Church was located there. One explanation of the name is that the first element name is derived from the Old Norse word tall meaning "pine" and the last element is víkr meaning "inlet". The other explanation is that Talvik is a corruption of the Northern Sami word Dálbmeluokta which means "fog bay" and translates to Norwegian as tåkebukta.
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