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Tjoarvekrajgge or Čoarvvekraigi (English: The Reindeer Antler Cave) is a cave in the Bonådalen valley in the municipality of Sørfold in Nordland county, Norway. It has a measured depth of 497 metres (1,631 ft) and explored length of more than 25 kilometres (16 mi), and is the longest cave currently in Scandinavia. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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Nordland County of Norway

Nordland is a county in Norway in the Northern Norway region, the least populous of all 11 counties, bordering Troms og Finnmark in the north, Trøndelag in the south, Norrbotten County in Sweden to the east, Västerbotten County to the south-east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The county was formerly known as Nordlandene amt. The county administration is in the town of Bodø. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen has been administered from Nordland since 1995. In the southern part of the county is Vega, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Beiarn Municipality in Nordland, Norway

Beiarn is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Salten. Beiarn is also a part of the Bodø Region, a statistical metropolitan region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Moldjord. Other villages in Beiarn are Høyforsmoen, Trones, and Tverrvika.

Fauske Municipality in Nordland, Norway

Fauske (Norwegian) or Fuossko (Lule Sami) is a municipality located in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Salten. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Fauske. Some of the villages in Fauske include Nystad, Venset, Straumsnes, and Sulitjelma.

Andøy Municipality in Nordland, Norway

Andøy is the northernmost municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Vesterålen archipelago. The main island in the municipality is Andøya. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Andenes. Other villages in the municipality include Bjørnskinn, Bleik, Dverberg, Fiskenes, Fornes, Nordmela, Risøyhamn, Skarstein, Å, Åknes, and Åse.

Rana, Norway Municipality in Nordland, Norway

Rana is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Mo i Rana, which houses the National Library of Norway. Other population centers in Rana include Båsmoen, Dunderland, Eiteråga, Flostrand, Hauknes, Mæla, Myklebustad, Nevernes, Røssvoll, Selfors, Skonseng, Storforshei, Utskarpen, and Ytteren.

Lofoten Archipelago and traditional district in Nordland, Norway

Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten has distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. There are two towns, Svolvær and Leknes – the latter is approximately 169 km (105 mi) north of the Arctic Circle and approximately 2,420 km (1,500 mi) away from the North Pole. The archipelago experiences one of the world's largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude.

Saltstraumen Norwegian sea strait with one of the strongest tidal currents in the world

Saltstraumen is a small strait with one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. It is located in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. It is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the town of Bodø. The narrow channel connects the outer Saltfjorden to the large Skjerstad Fjord between the islands of Straumøya and Knaplundsøya. The Saltstraumen Bridge on Norwegian County Road 17 crosses Saltstraumen.

The Bodø Region is a metropolitan region in Nordland county in northern Norway, centered on the town of Bodø. Before 1 January 2005, the municipality of Skjerstad was part of the region, but it has since merged into the municipality of Bodø. There are several "city regions" that the government has declared in Norway. The population figures are per 01.01.2014

University of Nordland Public university in Bodø, Norway

The University of Nordland, previously Bodø University College, was a public university located in Bodø, Norway. In January 2016, the university was merged with Nesna University College and Nord-Trøndelag University College, becoming Nord University.

Kjellingstraumen Bridge Bridge in Gildeskål, Norway

The Kjellingstraumen Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the Kjellingsundet strait at the mouth of the Beiar Fjord in Gildeskål Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The 662-metre (2,172 ft) long bridge carries Norwegian County Road 17. The bridge was opened in 1975 and the longest span is 260 metres (850 ft).

Ofotfjord Body of water

Ofotfjord is a fjord in Nordland county, Norway. It is an inlet of the Norwegian Sea, located about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. The 78-kilometre (48 mi) long Ofotfjord is Norway's 12th longest fjord and it is also the 18th deepest, with a maximum depth of 553 metres (1,814 ft). In the English language and in many historical documents, this fjord is often referred to as the Narvik Fjord because the town of Narvik is located on the inner shores of the fjord, but this is not an official name of the fjord.

Raggejavreraige or Råggejávrrerájgge is a cave located in a mountain above the Hellemofjorden in the municipality of Hamarøy in Nordland county, Norway. The cave is located near the lake Råggejávrre, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the village of Musken. Råggejávrrerájgge is a limestone cave that has been eroded by this underground river. At 580 metres (1,900 ft) deep, it is the deepest cave in Scandinavia and the only known deep cave north of the Arctic Circle.

Bleiksvatnet Body of water

Bleiksvatnet is a lake in Andøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The 1.74-square-kilometre (0.67 sq mi) lake is located just south of the village of Bleik on the island of Andøya. The lake sits at an elevation of 28 metres (92 ft) above sea level. The Bleikmorenen nature reserve is located on the northern shore of the lake.

Musken Village in Northern Norway, Norway

Musken (Norwegian) or Måsske (Lule Sami) is a village in the municipality of Hamarøy in Nordland county, Norway. It lies halfway along the long and small Hellmofjorden, an arm of the Tysfjorden. The village is not far from Hellemobotn, where mainland Norway is at its narrowest, just 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) wide from the ocean shore to Sweden.

Nordland Hospital Trust

Nordland Hospital Trust is a part of the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority and covers the specialist health services for areas north of Saltfjellet in Nordland county. The trust consists of a number of units that were merged on 1 January 2002, following the government takeover of healthcare services. In addition, the trust manages several minor psychiatric treatment facilities in the county. Eivind Solheim was managing director of the trust until 2010.

Láhko National Park

Láhko National Park is a national park in the municipalities of Gildeskål, Meløy, and Beiarn in Nordland county, Norway. The park contains unique geological features, including Norway's largest area of karst and caves. Rare plants and charales are also found inside the park. The park was established in December 2012 and covers an area of 188 km2 (73 sq mi).

Beiar Fjord Body of water

Beiar Fjord is a fjord in Nordland, Norway. The fjord lies mostly within the municipality of Beiarn, but the westernmost part of the fjord lies in Gildeskål municipality. It has a length of about 20 kilometers (12 mi). The Norwegian County Road 17 crosses the fjord near the mouth via the Kjellingstraumen Bridge. The fjord ranges from 80 metres (260 ft) to 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide throughout its course.

Setergrotta is a karst cave in Røvassdalen in the municipality of Rana in Nordland, Norway. It has a total depth of 50 meters and explored length of 2.4 kilometers. It is probably connected to the nearby Grønligrotta. The cave contains large galleries and sediments from the latest ice age and younger. It was created 2–300,000 years ago.

Pluragrotta is a cave in Rana, Norway. It is the deepest cave in Northern Europe. Most caves in Rana, of which there are some 200, are not suitable for diving.

Jordbrugrotta is a cave in the upper parts of Plurdalen by the river in Rana municipality in Nordland county in Norway. The cave is named after the farm Jordbrua further down the valley. The cave is situated about two kilometers south of the dam at Kallvatnet.


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  4. Antonsen, Lars (2013-11-18). "Går du deg bort her, sliter du..." Avisa Nordland (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-01-21.

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