Lavangen is a small, but beautiful municipality in Troms and Finnmark county. It is located between the fjords Salangen and Gratangen, and has a varied landscape with mountains, forests, rivers and sea. Lavangen has about 1000 inhabitants, and an area of 303 km² . Here you can experience the good life between fjord and mountain, with a rich cultural and outdoor life, an active business sector and an inclusive local community.
Lavangen has many attractions for tourists who want to explore the nature and culture of the area. You can visit Spanstind, the highest mountain in the municipality with a fantastic view over the fjord, or Lavangsdalen, a popular hiking area with many trails, cabins and fishing lakes. You can also take a boat trip on Lavangenfjorden, which is known for its calm water and its steep mountainsides. If you are interested in history, you can visit Lapphaugen tourist station, which has a museum about the war years in the region, or Lavangen church, which is a lovely wooden church from 1893.
Lavangen also has a lively cultural life, with many events and activities for all ages. You can participate in Lavangsdagan, an annual festival that celebrates local food, music, art and crafts. You can also experience Sami language and culture in Lavangen, which has a long history of Sami settlement and trade. Lavangen also has several clubs and associations that offer various leisure opportunities, such as sports, band, theater, dance and much more.
Lavangen has a varied business sector, with both public and private sector. The municipality has among other things a school, a kindergarten, a health center, a NAV office and a library. The private business sector consists of several small and medium-sized enterprises in various industries, such as agriculture, fish farming, construction, transport, trade and service. Lavangen also has good communications, with bus connection to nearby cities such as Narvik, Harstad and Tromsø, as well as airports at Bardufoss and Evenes.
Lavangen is a municipality that has a lot to offer for you who want to live and work in a scenic and pleasant environment. Here you can enjoy the silence and tranquility in the fjord, or challenge yourself in the mountain. Here you can participate in exciting events and activities, or relax with a good book at the library. Here you can work in a varied business sector, or start your own business. Here you can become part of an inclusive local community, that respects both Sami and Norwegian culture. Welcome to Lavangen!
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