About Skjervøy

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. 

 

Tourist info and accommodation

Visit lyngenfjord

Visit Lyngenfjord is a destination company for the area around the Lyngenfjord in North Troms in the north of Norway.

 

Accommodation

Skjervøy:
Hotell Maritim Skjervøy 

Skjervøy fiskecamp 

 

Arnøy:

Lauksletta overnatting

Visit Årviksand

Årviksand kystferie

Crazy cod camp

 

Uløybukt:

Arctic Panorama Lodge

Lyngen Outdoor center

 

Whale watching/ landscape

Explore 70 degrees

Skjervøy havsafari

 

History

Seppalatunet

Aurora Salmon Centre

 

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.