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Skånland in Norway Skånland municipality coat of arms


495,0 km2

Skånland Local Directory

Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Skånland

Skånland muncipality has approximately 3.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 495,0 km2. The most important centres are Evenskjer to the south, where the local administration is located, Grovfjord to the north, Tovik / Sandstrand in the central part of the municipality, and Breistrand to the very south. The landscape is very beautiful and varied, from wild mountains to friendly forests.

The main industries are agriculture, shipbuilding, ship restoration and service in Grov, fishing and service industries.


Helleren Electrotechnical Museum in Indre Grovfjord, about 5 km from Grov. Power station dating from 1907, from Tinfoss Brug. Aggregate, used by the Norwegian industrial entrepreneur Sam Eyde in his experiments in connection with the production of fertiliser (Norsk Hydro). Recently restored plant, and exhibition. Impressive dimensions . Only two such plants exist in Norway.


Klyngetunet is a department of Skånland Museum, located at Steinsland, about 1 km south of Tjeldsund bridge. Traditional North-Norwegian group of buildings, the last preserved in the county of Troms, including main building, cow house with exhibition, storehouse and country store. Sale of coffee and souvenirs, etc.


The settlement comprises a traditional Sami turf-hut and dwelling house, turf-shed, storehouse, barn and earthen cellars. Here you can taste Sami food and sleep on reindeer skin in Sami tents. In addition, you can fish trout, go canoeing, row in wooden boats, learn catch-roping, walk along a nature trail, pick berries and mushrooms, explore a cave and see a sacrificial site. Possibility of seeing reindeer gathering in the Skittendalen Valley, about one hour's walk from the settlement. Turn off in Tovik, 45 km from Harstad on highway 825. Marked path from the south end of Blåfjellvannet lake to the Sami settlement in Blåfjell - Vilgesvarre, 4 km. By car from the intersection in Tovik to Bryggeneset - Elvesletten, about 4 km.


Beautifully restored house dating from the turn of the century. Sale of home art and crafts. Meals served. Ebbestua was built in Tovik in 1854 by Eilert Mikalsen, Earlier, the house stood in Forhamn, Breivik. The building style was developed in the county of Trøndelag, but has been somewhat altered and is now considered typical of the county of Nordland. The products are made by local artisans and comprise a wide variety of techniques, such as knitting, weaving, tangling, patchwork, ceramics, batik, fabric printing, silk painting, pictorial art, jewellery, woodwork, items made by using natural materials, etc.


Farmhouse holiday - horses, sheep and ducks. Beautifully restored house, built in 1875, with a special atmosphere, 10 beds - high standard. Reception room. Fully licensed. Good opportunities for fishing in the fjord or in a salmon river. Boat included. Wonderful surroundings for hiking, all the way from the sea to the mountains. Magnificent view. Opening hours June, July and August (rest of year by arrangement) Horse riding for children by arrangement.


Located by the sea in Brattebergan, about 5 km north of Tjeldsund bridge. The sculpture "7 magical points" by Martti Aiha of Helsinki, Finland.


Big, beautiful wooden church built in 1901. Open to the visitor by arrangement.


Beautiful wooden church dating from 1905, nicely decorated and with many cultural treasures.


We have the Midnight Sun in our region from 20th May - 20th July. During this period, the sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.


Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.


The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.


Opportunities for enjoying outdoor activities are plenty. Mountaineering or walking along marked paths. The area has many cultural monuments dating from the Stone Age/Iron Age, from the last century and up to the present time.


Salt water fishing in strong current from land or boat, and freshwater fishing in rivers and lakes. Deep sea fishing enthusiasts can take a fishing trip out on the ocean. You can fish for salmon, sea trout and Arctic trout. Be aware that there are a number of special rules in regards to fishing. Remember to purchase a fishing licence.