Hotels at Austvågøy Hotels at Austvågøy

previous island Hitra island Austvågøy next island Langøya

Description island Austvågøy

The inhabited large island of Austvågøy is part of (the island group) Lofoten and is located in the country of Norway, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 28.6 km. The surface-area of the island is 507.1 km2 and is therefore 1.3 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Norwegian Sea and the total coastal length is about 669.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 53 km by 18 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 1146 meter and is named Higravtindan . The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 68.32 (68°18'57.9096), 14.59 (14°35'38.5512).

The population is 4177 and the population density is thus on 7.90 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Svolvær (located in the South-southwest of the island). The island is located in the North of the country Norway. It is located in the administrative unit County Nordland (local administrative level-name Fylke), in the municipalities : 1) Vågan 2) Hadsel (local administrative level-name Kommune). Direct neighboring islands of Austvågøy are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Hinnøya Located 0.2 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
2) Gimsøya Located 0.7 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
3) Vestvågøya Located 3.1 km SouthEast of the island.
4) Hadseløya Located 4.3 km East of the island.
5) Langøya Located 12.7 km EastSouthEast of the island.
6) Flakstadøya Located 31.2 km South of the island.
7) Lundøya Located 31.5 km NorthWest of the island.
8) Engeløya Located 31.8 km NorthWest of the island.
9) Tjeldøya Located 36.6 km North of the island.
10) Moskenesøya Located 42.9 km South of the island.
11) Andøya Located 45.6 km EastNorthEast of the island.
12) Grytøya Located 68.2 km NorthEast of the island.
13) Rolla Located 72.1 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
14) Mosken Located 75.7 km SouthWest of the island.
15) Landegode Located 80.9 km West of the island.
16) Værøy Located 81.7 km SouthWest of the island.
17) Andørja Located 88.9 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
18) Senja Located 91.3 km NorthEast of the island.
19) Dyrøya Located 104.6 km NorthEast of the island.
20) Sandhornøya Located 108.1 km West of the island.
21) Røst Located 112.6 km SouthWest of the island.
22) Fugløya Located 121.8 km West of the island.
23) Meløya Located 150.4 km West of the island.
24) Åmnøya Located 158.3 km WestSouthWest of the island.
25) Kvaløya Located 165.4 km NorthEast of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2435 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Austvågøy consists of Sand - Rock 71 km2 (14%), wood 127.5 km2 (25%), nature 253.6 km2 (50%), wet nature 30.8 km2 (6%), and agriculture 16.1 km2 (3%),

To return to the overview page of this island click on the following link:
Overview island Austvågøy

Topographic islandmap Austvågøy

Austvågøy map

© OpenStreetMap-auteurs, CC-BY-SA.
Map Austvågøy

Austvågøy views: 794

No score starsaverage score: No score from 0 votes.