Øksnes municipality is a gem in Vesterålen, with a rich history, a varied business sector and a vibrant cultural life. The municipality consists of the northern part of Langøya and a number of smaller islands around, and has 4563 inhabitants. Øksnes is known for its fishing and fish industry, which accounts for 38 % of the employment. The municipal center is Myre, which has a modern trade and service center, as well as a great harbor area.
Øksnes has a lot to offer for both residents and visitors. The municipality has several tourist destinations, such as the historical fishing villages Stø and Nyksund, which are connected by the popular Dronningruta. This is a 15 km long round trip that offers magnificent nature and great views over the sea. Øksnes also has an active culture and leisure offer, with Øksnes cultural school, Øksnes public library, Volunteer center and municipal youth offers. In addition, there are several festivals in the municipality, such as Vesterålen Skreifestival, which celebrates the traditional cod fishing.
Øksnes municipality also has a good infrastructure, with road, water and sewage, as well as nature, environment and waste management. The municipality also has a varied composition of the business sector, with both public and private actors. Some examples of private companies in Øksnes are Myre Fiskemottak AS, Myre Havbruk AS, Myre Kysthotell AS and Myre Elektro AS.
Øksnes municipality also has a good education offer, with kindergartens and schools in all parts of the municipality. The municipality has a total of 10 kindergartens and 6 schools, which provide children and young people with a safe and stimulating learning environment.
Øksnes municipality is therefore a great place to live and work in, with many opportunities for both work and leisure. The municipality has a strong coastal culture, a diverse business sector and an engaged local community. If you want to move to Øksnes municipality, you can find more information about the municipality’s services on their website. Welcome to Øksnes!
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