View of the fjord
Location in Finnmark
Location Lebesby Municipality, Finnmark
Coordinates 70°42′57″N 26°54′05″E / 70.7158°N 26.9013°E / 70.7158; 26.9013Coordinates: 70°42′57″N 26°54′05″E / 70.7158°N 26.9013°E / 70.7158; 26.9013
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 72 kilometres (45 mi)
Max. width 30 kilometres (19 mi)

Laksefjorden (English: Lakse Fjord;[1][2][3] Northern Sami: Lágesvuotna) is a fjord located entirely in Lebesby Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. At 72-kilometre (45 mi) long, it is the third-longest fjord in Finnmark county after the Porsangerfjorden and Varangerfjorden. The fjord is situated in a sparsely populated area, with only few and small settlements along the fjord, including Lebesby, Kunes, Ifjord, and Veidnes. The fjord is surrounded by the Sværholt Peninsula to the west and the Nordkinn Peninsula to the east, and it empties to the north into the Barents Sea. Norwegian County Road 888 follows the southern and eastern shoreline of the fjord.[4]

See also


  1. Amundsen, Colin. 2014. Coupled Fishing and Natural Systems: A New Perspective on Early Fishing and Fishing Cultures of Northern Norway. In: Ramona Harrison & Ruth A. Maher (eds.), Human Ecodynamics in the North Atlantic: A Collaborative Model of Humans and Nature through Space and Time, pp. 55–78. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, p. 58.
  2. Corona, Laurel. 2000. Norway. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, p. 16.
  3. Sackett, Elisabeth, & Hannah Kate Jones. 2004. Children's World Atlas. New York: Barnes & Noble, p. 164.
  4. Store norske leksikon. "Laksefjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-18.

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