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The Municipality of Tysfjord

Tysfjord is located in the southern part of the Ofoten region. With its 2000 bilingual inhabitants, the municipality is located in the Lule Sami core area, and consequently a significant part of the inhabitants are of Sami population or origin.

Tysfjord Museum spreads knowledge about human activity from the time when the first people came to Divtasvuodna/Tysfjord and up until today. A large majority of the borough’s population are Sámi, and it is therefore only natural that the museum should make an effort to reflect the areas multi-cultural aspect.

 Orca Safari: Every autumn the herring pulls in to the Vestfjorden, all the way in to Tysfjord. And with the herring comes the Killer Whales. The massive concentration of herring makes the fjord a giant plate of food for the Orcas, hence the chances of spotting the whales are good.

You will find rock caves as old as 9000 years, they are considered the oldest findings in Northern Norway, and characterized as the largest and possibly one of the most impressive carvings from the Stone Age.

The character of the municipal Tysfjord is the long, deep fjords and the high steep mountains.  The contrasts of the beautiful countryside are big, with the deepest cavern and biggest canyon of Northern Europe.

With being the narrowest part of Norway, only 6 km from the fjord to the Swedish border, we welcome you to Tysfjord and encourage you to cross the country crosswise.

For more information, please visit Tysfjord.