Andfjorden

Andfjorden is a fjord on the border of Nordland and Troms counties in Norway. It primarily flows between the large islands of Andøya and Senja. Grytøya and the smaller islands Bjarkøya and Krøttøya are located in the fjord. The main crossing is via the Andenes–Gryllefjord Ferry between Andøy and Torsken municipalities. Other municipalities through which the fjord flows are Tranøy, Harstad, and Kvæfjord.

The fjord is about 60 kilometres (37 mi) long, has a maximum width of 30 kilometres (19 mi), and has a maximum depth of 517 metres (1,696 ft) which makes it a rich feeding ground for Sperm whales and Killer whales. Whale safaris are run from Andenes and from Krøttøya. Several other fjords branch off the Andfjorden including the Kvæfjorden, Godfjorden, and the Vågsfjorden.[1]

At the tiny Steinavær islands in the Andfjorden, there is a large coral reef.

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View of the fjord from Nupen in Kvæfjord, looking northwest towards Andøya
Andfjorden is located in Troms
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Location of the fjord
Andfjorden is located in Nordland
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Andfjorden (Nordland)
Andfjorden is located in Norway
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Andfjorden (Norway)
LocationTroms/Nordland counties, Norway
Coordinates69°03′22″N 16°03′07″E / 69.0560°N 16.0519°ECoordinates: 69°03′22″N 16°03′07″E / 69.0560°N 16.0519°E
TypeFjord
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length60 kilometres (37 mi)
Max. width30 kilometres (19 mi)
Max. depth517 metres (1,696 ft)

See also

References

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Andfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-05.

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