Sværholt Peninsula

Sværholt Peninsula

View of the Sværholt Peninsula in far right background

The Sværholt Peninsula lies between the Porsangerfjorden and Laksefjorden

Location Finnmark, Norway
Coordinates 70°46′59″N 26°25′59″E / 70.78306°N 26.43306°E / 70.78306; 26.43306Coordinates: 70°46′59″N 26°25′59″E / 70.78306°N 26.43306°E / 70.78306; 26.43306

The Sværholt Peninsula[1][2][3] (Norwegian: Sværholthalvøya) is a peninsula in Finnmark county, Norway. The peninsula lies between the Porsangerfjorden and Laksefjorden in the municipalities of Nordkapp, Lebesby, and Porsanger. The 70-kilometre (43 mi) peninsula has some settlements, mostly on the inner part of the peninsula. Veidnes and Brenna are two of the larger settlements on the Sværholt Peninsula. The lake Kjæsvannet lies in the central part of the peninsula.[4]


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  2. Ratcliffe, Derek. 2010. Lapland: A Natural History. London: T & AD Poyser, p. 307.
  3. Ferguson-Lees, James, Quentin Hockliffe, & Ko Zweeres. 1975. A Guide to Bird-Watching in Europe. New York: Scribner, p. 55.
  4. Store norske leksikon. "Sværholthalvøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-13.

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