Torfinn Bjarkøy (born 27 July 1952) is a Norwegian civil servant.
He was born in Narvik. He served as the Norwegian Consumer Ombudsman from 1995 to 2000, having previously worked as a sub-director for the ombudsman from 1989.
Bjarkøy is a former municipality in Troms county, Norway. The 73.6-square-kilometre (28.4 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until it was merged with Harstad Municipality on 1 January 2013. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Nergården on the island of Bjarkøya. The island municipality was spread across several islands: Bjarkøya, Sandsøya, Grytøya, Krøttøya, and many smaller ones. Originally, the municipality also included the southwestern part of the large island of Senja.
Thorir Hund was one of the greatest chiefs in Hålogaland. Tore Hund was one of the leaders of the Stiklestad peasant faction opposing Norwegian King Olaf II of Norway, later named St. Olaf. He was reported to have been among the chieftains who killed the king in the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. He also served in the forces of King Canute the Great on several occasions.
Audun Boysen was a Norwegian middle distance runner. Born in Bjarkøy and raised in Rissa, he first represented Rissa IL and later IK Tjalve in Oslo.
Erling Vidkunsson (1293–1355) was the Norwegian nobleman and regent of Norway. He received the position of High Justiciar (drottsete) of the country. He was Lord of Bjarkoy and Giske and was probably the most important and wealthy Norwegian noble of his era.
Thorfinn of Hamar was the Bishop of the Ancient Diocese of Hamar in medieval Norway.
Hans Eidnes was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party.
Events in the year 1952 in Norway.
Harald Torfinn Thune is a Norwegian civil servant.
Harstad Tidende is a daily, regional newspaper published in the city of Harstad, Norway. With a circulation of 13,503, the paper covers the municipalities of Harstad, Bjarkøy, Kvæfjord, Lødingen, Tjeldsund, Evenes, Skånland, Gratangen, Lavangen and Ibestad. The newspaper is owned by Harstad Tidende Gruppen, which is in turn owned by Polaris Media. The paper was edited by Haakon Storøy from 1945 to 1946.
Torfinn Haukås (1931–1993) was a Norwegian novelist.
Marius Nygaard was a Norwegian judge.
Torfinn Bjørnaas was a Norwegian resistance member.
Torfinn Bentzen (1912–1986) was a Norwegian jurist and sports official.
Torfinn Skard was a Norwegian horticulturist, teacher, librarian and author.
Bjarkøya is an island in Harstad Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The 14.6-square-kilometre (5.6 sq mi) island is located north of the island of Grytøya and northwest of the island of Sandsøya. The Andfjorden lies to the northwest and the Vågsfjorden lies to the southeast. The main church for the island is Bjarkøy Church in the village of Nergården. The island's population (2017) is 267.
The Bjarkøy Fixed Link is a fixed link which connects the three islands of Bjarkøya, Sandsøya, and Grytøya in Harstad Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The fixed link was completed in late 2018. A subsea road tunnel connects the islands of Grytøya and Bjarkøya, and a bridge connects the islands of Grytøya and Sandsøya. The tunnel to Bjarkøya is 3.25 kilometres (2.02 mi) long. The bridge to Grytøya is 300 metres (980 ft) long plus a 900-metre (3,000 ft) long causeway. The project also included 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) of new road on Grytøya to connect the existing roads to the new undersea tunnel. The Bjarkøy Tunnel is designated as part of Norwegian County Road 867, while the Sandsøya Bridge is part of Norwegian County Road 124.
Nathorst Land is the land area between Van Keulenfjorden and Van Mijenfjorden on Spitsbergen, Svalbard.
Nergården or Nergård is a village in the northern part of Harstad Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The village was the administrative centre of the former municipality of Bjarkøy until 2013 when it was merged into Harstad. It is located on the eastern part of the island of Bjarkøya. The historic Bjarkøy Church is located in the village.
Bjarkøy Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Harstad Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the village of Nergården on the island of Bjarkøya. It is one of the churches for the Vågsfjord parish which is part of the Trondenes prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The white, wooden church was built in a cruciform style in 1766 using plans drawn up by an unknown architect. The church seats about 350 people.
Torfinn is a Norwegian male given name.
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