This is a profile of a region in Norway from The Real World.

Summary

Vestvågøy is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Lofoten. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Leknes. Some of the villages in the municipality include Ballstad, Borg, Bøstad, Gravdal, Knutstad, Stamsund, Tangstad, and Valberg. With over 10,800 inhabitants, Vestvågøy is the most populous municipality in all of the Lofoten and Vesterålen regions in Nordland county.

Environment

Biomes/Climates/Landscapes

Vestvågøy municipality is among the most scenic in Norway. It encompassed the whole island of Vestvågøya with the Norwegian Sea to the north and the Vestfjorden to the south. The island has rugged cliffs and peaks facing the southeastern coast. Towards the northwest, however, the land is flat, with extensive farmlands.

Weather

usually in the winter or fall times, the precipitation of the region is relatively higher than in summer where either rain or snow happens.

Seasons

Being so far up north, Norway has a usual cool days in the summer, but very cold winters. It goes through all of the seasons each year, but winters last the longest usually.

Notable Locations

Geographical Locations

  • Uttakleiv Beach, Lofoten

Inhabitants

The are is mostly inhabited by animals.

Gallery

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