Øksfjordjøkelen (Norwegian) or Ákšovuonjiehkki (Northern Sami) is the ninth largest glacier in mainland Norway. The glacier is located on the border between Finnmark and Troms counties. The 42-square-kilometre (16 sq mi) glacier lies in both Loppa and Kvænangen municipalities.
The highest point was earlier known to have an elevation of 1,204 metres (3,950 ft). It is now 1,191 metres (3,907 ft) due to glacier shrinkage. But it still is, for the time being, the highest point in all of Finnmark county. The mountain Svartfjellet lies just north of the glacier in Loppa Municipality. That is another of the highest points in Finnmark county. The lowest point on the glacier has an elevation of 330 metres (1,080 ft). The village of Alteidet in Kvænangen is located nearby, along the European route E6.
Ákšovuonjiehkki (Northern Sami)
Location of the glacier
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Finnmark (Norwegian: [ˈfɪnnmɑrk] (listen), Northern Sami: Finnmárku, Finnish (at Kven dialects): Ruija) is a county in the eastern part of Norway. By land, it borders Troms county to the west, Finland (Lapland region) to the south, and Russia (Murmansk Oblast) to the east, and by water, the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic Ocean) to the northwest, and the Barents Sea (Arctic Ocean) to the north and northeast.
The county was formerly known as Finmarkens amt or Vardøhus amt. Since 2002, it has had two official names: Finnmark (Norwegian) and Finnmárku (Northern Sami). It is part of the Sápmi region, which spans four countries, as well as the Barents Region, and is the largest and least populated county of Norway.
Situated at the northernmost part of continental Europe, where the Norwegian coastline swings eastward, Finnmark is an area "where East meets West," in culture as well as in nature and geography. Vardø, the easternmost municipality in Norway, is located farther east than the cities of St. Petersburg and Istanbul.Kvænangen
Kvænangen (Northern Sami: Návuona suohkan; Kven: Naavuonon komuuni) is a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Burfjord. The European route E6 highway goes through the municipality and over the Sørstraumen Bridge, and many people stop at the Kvænangsfjellet pass to view the scenery of the Kvænangen fjord.The 2,109-square-kilometre (814 sq mi) municipality is the 26th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Kvænangen is the 378th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,224. The municipality's population density is 0.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (1.6/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 9.2% over the last decade.Langfjordhamn
Langfjordhamn is a village in Loppa Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located at the end of the Langfjorden, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the village of Sør-Tverrfjord. The village is very isolated with no road access, only boat access. The village on the shore of a fjord surrounded by mountains, with two large glaciers to the east and the west: Øksfjordjøkelen and Langfjordjøkelen.List of glaciers in Europe
This is a list of glaciers in Europe.List of glaciers in Norway
These are the largest glaciers on mainland Norway. However, the 18 largest glaciers in the Kingdom of Norway are on Svalbard, including the second largest glacier in Europe, Austfonna on Nordaustlandet. In total, Norway has around 1,600 glaciers - 900 of these are in North Norway, but 60% of the total glacier area is south of Trøndelag. 1% of mainland Norway is covered by glaciers.List of highest points of Norwegian counties
This is a list of the highest points (mountains, hills, glaciers) of all Norwegian counties.
Ranked by elevation.Loppa
Loppa (Northern Sami: Láhppi and Kven: Lappean) is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Øksfjord. Other villages in Loppa include Andsnes, Bergsfjord, Langfjordhamn, Loppa, Nuvsvåg, Øksfjordbotn, Sandland, and Sør-Tverrfjord.
The 689-square-kilometre (266 sq mi) municipality is the 164th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Loppa is the 403rd most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 941. The municipality's population density is 1.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (3.6/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 14.9% over the last decade.Most people live in the village of Øksfjord, but smaller communities are spread out along the shores and islands, notably Nuvsvåg, Sandland, Bergsfjord, Brynilen, and the island of Loppa. This island was previously the administrative centre of the municipality (hence the name). There is no airport, but Øksfjord is a port of call for the Hurtigruten boats.Nuvsfjorden
Nuvsfjorden is a fjord in the municipality of Loppa in Finnmark, Norway. The fjord has a length of about eight kilometers.The village of Nuvsvåg is located along the fjord. To the south is the glacier of Øksfjordjøkelen.Nuvsvåg
Nuvsvåg is a village in Loppa Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located on the mainland, along the Nuvsfjorden. This part of Loppa is a peninsula that has one road along the fjord, but it is only accessible by a ferry from the village of Øksfjord.
In 2015, there were 70 inhabitants in the village (Loppa municipality had 989 at that time). Nuvsvåg Chapel is located in this village. Nuvsvåg's primary industry is fishing.Svartfjellet, Loppa
Svartfjellet (Northern Sami: Čáhppesčohkka) is a mountain in Loppa Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It lies alongside the small glacier Svartfjelljøkelen, a few kilometers north of the larger glacier Øksfjordjøkelen. The village of Bergsfjord lies about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) straight west of the mountain.
For many years, Svartfjellet was regarded as the highest mountain in Finnmark, but this was due to a measurement error. The highest point in Finnmark actually lies on the glacier Øksfjordjøkelen on the mountain Loppatinden.Troms
Troms (pronounced [trʊms] (listen) or Romsa (Northern Sami) or (unofficially) Tromssa (Kven) is a county in northern Norway. It borders Finnmark county to the northeast and Nordland county in the southwest. Norrbotten Län in Sweden is located to the south and further southeast is a shorter border with Lapland Province in Finland. To the west is the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic Ocean).
The entire county, which was established in 1866, is located north of the Arctic Circle. The Troms County Municipality is the governing body for the county, elected by the people of Troms, while the Troms county governor is a representative of the King and Government of Norway. The county had a population of 161,771 in 2014.