Norwegian County Road 862

County Road 862 (Norwegian: Fylkesvei 862) is a Norwegian county road in Troms county, Norway. The road is 115.6 kilometers (71.8 mi) long and it runs between the village of Straumsbotn in Berg Municipality and the city of Tromsø in Tromsø Municipality. Part of the route is one of eighteen designated National Tourist Routes in Norway.[1][2] The Tromsø Bridge and Sandnessund Bridge are both located on the route.


County Road 862
Bokmål: Fylkesvei 862
Nynorsk: Fylkesveg 862
Route information
Length115.6 km (71.8 mi)
Major junctions
South end86 at Straumsbotn
 86 at Straumsbotn
855 at Finnfjordbotn
861 at Silsand
860 at Islandsbotn
862 at Straumsbotn
North end E8 Hungeren
Highway system
County Roads in Norway


  1. ^ "Nasjonal turistveg Senja" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Senja". Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
Kaldfjorden, Troms

Kaldfjorden is a fjord on the west coast of the island of Kvaløya in Tromsø Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The 16-kilometre (9.9 mi) long fjord stretches from the island of Vengsøya to the village of Kaldfjord. The 1,044-metre (3,425 ft) tall Store Blåmann mountain is located on the eastern shore of the fjord. The fjord cuts the island of Kvaløya nearly in half, leaving a 950-metre (3,120 ft) wide isthmus where the villages of Kaldfjord and Kjosen are partially located. The Norwegian County Road 862 highway runs along the southern shore of the fjord.


Sandneshamn is a village in Tromsø Municipality in Troms county, Norway. It is located on the western part of the island of Kvaløya along the Kattfjorden and Norwegian County Road 862, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the village of Sommarøy. The village consists of an old 1930s house and several newer cabins. The village is home to fish farming and a kiosk store. The Otervik Tunnel is located immediately west of this village.

Sandnessund Bridge

Sandnessund Bridge (Norwegian: Sandnessundbrua) is a cantilever road bridge that crosses the Sandnessundet strait between the islands of Tromsøya and Kvaløya in Tromsø Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The Tromsø Bridge, the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and this bridge are the three road connections into the city of Tromsø on the island of Tromsøya.

The 1,220-metre (4,000 ft) Sandnessund Bridge was constructed out of concrete and it has 36 spans supporting it. The main span is 150 metres (490 ft) long and the maximum clearance to the sea below the bridge is 41 metres (135 ft). This bridge is part of Norwegian County Road 862. Sandnessund Bridge was officially opened by Crown Prince Harald on 26 June 1974, although it had already opened for traffic on 21 December 1973. The bridge cost 36 million kr. It was a toll bridge until 1 May 1982.


Senja (Norwegian) or Sážžá (Northern Sami) is an island and future municipality in Troms county, Norway. At 1,586.3-square-kilometre (612.5 sq mi), it is the second largest island in Norway (outside of the Svalbard archipelago). It has a wild, mountainous outer (western) side facing the Atlantic, and a mild and lush inner (eastern) side. The island is governed by four municipalities: Torsken, Tranøy, Lenvik, and Berg, however in on 1 January 2020, the four municipalities are scheduled to be merged into one large Senja Municipality. The island of Senja had 7,864 inhabitants as of 1 January 2017. Most of the residents live along the eastern coast of the island, with Silsand being the largest urban area on the island. The fishing village of Gryllefjord on the west coast has a summer-only ferry connection to the nearby island of Andøya: the Andenes–Gryllefjord Ferry.The island sits northeast of the Vesterålen archipelago, surrounded by the Norwegian Sea to the northwest, the Malangen fjord to the northeast, the Gisundet strait to the east, the Solbergfjorden to the southeast, the Vågsfjorden to the south, and the Andfjorden to the west. Ånderdalen National Park is located in the southern part of the island.

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