Hasvik kommune

Ákŋoluovtta gielda
Hasviikan komuuni
View of the western part of Hasvik
View of the western part of Hasvik
Flag of Hasvik kommune
Official logo of Hasvik kommune
Finnmark within
Hasvik within Finnmark
Hasvik within Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°35′30″N 22°18′10″E / 70°35′30″N 22°18′10″E / Data from Statistics Norway

Hasvik (Northern Sami: Ákŋoluovtta gielda; Kven: Hasviikan komuuni) is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Breivikbotn. Other villages in the municipality include Breivik, Hasvik, and Sørvær. The population of Hasvik has generally been in steady decline due to problems within the fishing industry. Hasvik is an island municipality with no road connections to the rest of Norway. Hasvik Airport is served with regular connections to Tromsø and Hammerfest, and there is a two-hour ferry crossing to the village of Øksfjord on the mainland, providing access by car.

The 556-square-kilometre (215 sq mi) municipality is the 195th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Hasvik is the 393rd most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,022. The municipality's population density is 1.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.9/sq mi) and its population has increased by 2.4% over the last decade.[2][3]

General information

The municipality of Hasvik was established in 1858 when the northern part of Loppa Municipality was separated to form this new municipality. The initial population was 506. The borders of the municipality have not changed since that time.[4]


The Old Norse form of the name was probably Hásvík. The first element is then the genitive case of the local mountain name Hár (now Håen) and the last element is vík which means "cove" or "wick". The actual name of the mountain is compared in form with an old oarlock (Old Norse: hár).[5]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is from modern times; they were granted on 13 July 1984. The arms show a white seagull on a blue background, which was chosen by the municipality as a symbol for the local fishing and fish processing industry which attracts many seagulls.[6]


The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Hasvik. It is part of the Alta prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland.

Churches in Hasvik
Parish (Sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Hasvik Breivikbotn Chapel Breivikbotn 1959
Dønnesfjord Church Dønnesfjord 1888
Hasvik Church Hasvik 1955
Sørvær Chapel Sørvær 1968
Other Languages
العربية: هاسفيك
Bân-lâm-gú: Hasvik
Boarisch: Hasvik
català: Hasvik
dansk: Hasvik
davvisámegiella: Ákŋoluokta
Deutsch: Hasvik
español: Hasvik
Esperanto: Hasvik
euskara: Hasvik
français: Hasvik
հայերեն: Հասվիկ
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: হাসভিক
italiano: Hasvik
Basa Jawa: Hasvik
Latina: Hasvik
Limburgs: Hasvik
Bahasa Melayu: Hasvik
Nederlands: Hasvik
日本語: ハスヴィク
norsk: Hasvik
norsk nynorsk: Hasvik kommune
Plattdüütsch: Kommun Hasvik
polski: Hasvik
português: Hasvik
română: Hasvik
русский: Хасвик
shqip: Hasvik
slovenščina: Hasvik
suomi: Hasvik
українська: Гасвік
Tiếng Việt: Hasvik
Winaray: Hasvik
中文: 哈什維克