Lovund Island, Norway

The island of Lovund lies in Lurøy municipality, almost on the Arctic circle off Norway's north western coast to the north of Bronnoysund. It features a flat summit that rises to 625 metres above the sea and dominating the whole island and surrounding skerries. A tranquil little village occupies a small flat area to the east.

Lovund is known as one of the major nesting sites for the sea parrot, or puffin. It is a spectacular sight when, on or around April 14 every year, the puffins come in from the sea altogether in a huge flock to find their nesting sites in the scree. You can see puffins at close quarters until some time in August.

Things to See & Do

* Puffins
* Hiking
* Sightseeing
* Salmon fishing

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area - 257 km² (Luroy Municipality)
Population – 450 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47

Port Location – This harbour is on its own area, close to Lovund RorbuHotell.

Travel Links - The starting point for a trip to Lovund is the car ferry from Stokkvågen, or the express passenger boat from Nesna or Stokkvågen.

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