Skjervøy is an old fishing village in Nord-Troms. Fishing has always played an important part due to all activities here. After World War II, Skjervøy became a natural centre for reconstructing the region. Since Skjervøy had a good harbour and the coast-line coming, it also became a fishery centre in the region. Skjervøy is today considered the coastal town of Nord-Troms.
Skjervøy Municipality consist of multiple islands located at 70th degrees north. It belongs to Troms county in the North of Norway. The municipality border to Kvænangen in north/east, Reisafjorden in the east. Skjervøy borders to Lyngen fjord in Lyngen Municipality in south. The municipality’s largest island are Arnøya (274,8 ) and Kågen (84,7 ). Skjervøy itself is ranked as number 5 in size, with an area of 11,2 .
Today Skjervøy is the dominant aquaculture municipality in our region. Skjervøy is also the largest aquaculture municipality in Northern Norway. In 2018, the seafood industry had a turnover of 6.6 billion NOK. At Skjervøy, both processing plant due to aquaculture industry and a fishing reception for white fish has been established. 55 fishing fleets are registered in the municipality. Several aquaculture companies, both local and international, can also be found in the area.
The recent years, tourism has grown to become one of the largest industries in our region. Northern lights tourism in the winter time has become a favourite. The last couple of years, Skjervøy has also had a pleasure of the whales staying farther north than before. Several companies, both local and regional, offers whale safari to tourist in the season which is considered from the end of October to January. During the winter, there are also opportunities for spectacular skiing experiences. We offer everything in between low threshold skiing slopes and top rides in fantastic surroundings. Tough winter condition and all-time darkness at 70 degrees north are also worth an experience.
In summer time we can offer experiences in wild nature, both at land and at sea. Nord-Troms Friluftsråd offers through the regional offer Ut i NORD several customized tours at all levels, all around our entire region. For experiencing the ocean, Skjervøy Fishing Camp offers boat rental for tourist at Skjervøy. If fishing is in interest, this is to recommend. The fishing Camp also rental out accommodation to tourists in either apartments or cabins, all with good facilities.
Visit Lyngenfjord is a destination company for the area around the Lyngenfjord in North Troms in the north of Norway.
Hotell Maritim Skjervøy
Whale watching/ landscape
How to get here from Tromsø
Plan your trip to Skjervøy (from Tromsø, Alta or other nearby destinations) using the Travel planner
You can also rent a car at the airport.