Island in Tromsø, Norway
For other islands in Norway called Kvaløya, see Kvaløya ( disambiguation ) Kvaløya ( norwegian ) or Sállir ( Northern Sami ) ( lit. “ whale Island ” ) is an island in Tromsø Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. At 737 squarely kilometres ( 285 sq mile ), it is the fifth largest island in mainland Norway. It is connected to the adjacent island of Tromsøya to the east by the Sandnessund Bridge, to the island of Ringvassøya to the north by the sub-sea Kvalsund Tunnel, to the belittled island of Sommarøya to the west by the Sommarøy Bridge, and to the mainland to the south by the Rya Tunnel. The island of Sommarøy, on the southwest coast, is a popular diversion sphere with brilliant coastal scenery. [ 1 ]

geography [edit ]

Kvaløya is a mountainous island, with at least ten mountains higher than 700 metres ( 2,300 foot ), and three reaching an elevation of more than 1,000 metres ( 3,300 foot ) ; of which the highest is Store Blåmann ( big blueman at 1,044 metres ( 3,425 foot ), can be climbed without climbing equipment, concluding character is steep ). There are besides several belittled fjords, about dividing the island in two or three parts : Kaldfjorden, Ersfjorden, and Kattfjorden.

The Rystraumen is a tidal stream in the Straumsfjorden strait separating Kvaløya from the mainland to the south. Near this current, on the Kvaløya side, is Straumhella ( 30 kilometres or 19 miles from the city ), a popular diversion area with good fishing opportunities. Ryøya is an island in the midst of Rystraumen, once home to a small population of musk ox that lived in the pine forest. The last musk ox, known as Alma, was discovered dead in 2013 ; an autopsy revealed that she had credit card in her stomach. person had left the rings of a beer six-pack behind on the island and Alma was found to have eaten them. [ 2 ]

demography [edit ]

approximately 13,000 people live on Kvaløya, most of them on the eastern side near Kvaløysletta ( which constitutes a suburban area of the city of Tromsø ) near the Sandnessund Bridge .

climate [edit ]

According to official climate statistics, the west coast of Kvaløya, facing the open ocean, is the warmest contribution of Tromsø municipality. The upwind station at Sommarøy on the west coast has 24-hr averages of −1.9 °C ( 28.6 °F ) in January, 11.9 °C ( 53.4 °F ) in July and a beggarly annual temperature of 3.9 °C ( 39.0 °F ), while annual precipitation is 940 millimetres ( 37 in ) .

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Panorama Middagstinden, 2011 Panorama Middagstinden, 2011

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