Lurøy municipality is an island municipality on Helgeland in Nordland county, with around 1900 inhabitants . The municipality has an area of 1300 km², of which 264 km² is land . Lurøy consists of 1372 large and small islands, some with special mountain formations such as Aldra, Lurøy, Stigen, Onøy and Lovund . The municipality has one urban area, Lovund, which has had clear growth in population since the 1990s.
Lurøy municipality has a rich cultural life, with among other things Lurøy cultural center, Lurøy museum and Lurøy church. The municipality also organizes several festivals and events, such as Lurøyfestivalen, Lovundfestivalen, Lurøyseminaret and Lurøydagene. The municipality also has many tourist destinations, such as Lovund with its puffin colony, Træna with its cave paintings and Sleneset with its history as a fishing village.
Lurøy municipality has a varied economic structure, with among other things fish farming, aquaculture, trade, service and public sector. The municipality has several large companies in fish farming, such as Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett and Nova Sea. The municipality also has a well-developed infrastructure, with among other things road connection to the mainland via Tonnes and ferry connection to several islands. The municipality has four schools and five kindergartens.
Lurøy municipality is a great place to live and work for those who want to experience the nature, culture and economy of Helgeland. The municipality has a good offer of services, activities and housing for all age groups. The municipality also has a positive development in population and economy.
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