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Evenes Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The highest mountain, Lilletinden is over 4,000 feet high.
  • Strandvatnet Lake is an example of the rare meromictic lake where the water layers never mix.
  • The area is renowned for trout fishing.
  • In World War II, the Germans used the fjord to moor their warships safely.
  • Sailing on the lakes and fjords is very popular in Evenes.
  • Tromso is approximately 260 km north east and Narvik 60 km east of Evenes. 

Evenes Mini Guide

What can you Tell me About Evenes?
Evenes is in one of the most beautiful parts of Norway with lakes and mountains all around. People who visit Evenes generally come for the fishing or to hike or mountain bike in the surrounding countryside. The main village is called Bogen and is on the shoreline of Strandvatnet Lake. During the Second World War the area was popular as a harbour for German warships as the mountains provided shelter from Allied bombers. There’s a cave church nearby called Trollkirken and a lofty mountain called Niingen which is easy to climb and has great views of the valley below.

Evenes mountains

How do I get to Evenes?
Harstad Narvik Airport is the nearest to Evenes and is actually in the Evenes municipality. Over half a million people used the airport to get to Evenes last year on flights from other Norwegian airports including Oslo. To connect to Harstad, most international travellers will need to fly to Oslo before making a connection.

What is There to See and Do in Evenes?
The area is great for those who love the outdoor life and in the peak of summer, despite the midges, you’ll be able to swim in the lake or catch the plentiful trout that also swim in it. In Bogen you can hire mountain bikes to follow the trails that crisscross the valley whilst in winter it’s a popular, if makeshift, area for skiing. For those interested in history, there are the remains of German Second World War fortifications near the lake and Bogen’s small historical collection displays photographs of the Tirpitz and other warships anchored in the fjord. The Danish sculptor, Bjorn Norgard also has one of his pieces, Stone House, displayed in Evenestangen.

Evenes Evenestangen

Latest Update from Evenes:

16/05/12 - One of the biggest causes of accidents - and deaths on the roads around Evenes are collisions with elk and moose. More prevalent in the winter months, unsuspecting drivers can easily be caught out as the animals run into the road and it's something you need to be aware of if hiring a car.

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Evenes is the name of a municipality in Nordland, Norway that has many lakes and rivers as well as more than its fair share of mountains. All this goes to provide the area with stunning views and a wealth of outdoor activities which draw thousands of tourists to the region each year.

The most popular activity there is fishing and large trout abound in the lakes whilst Arctic Char spawn in the rivers. The region also has a colourful history with the village of Bogen built around the first church in the area whilst in World War II the Germans hid their warships there awaiting orders.

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