View of the village harbour

Location in Nordland

Coordinates: 68°05′45″N 16°22′25″E / 68.09583°N 16.37361°E / 68.09583; 16.37361Coordinates: 68°05′45″N 16°22′25″E / 68.09583°N 16.37361°E / 68.09583; 16.37361
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Ofoten
Municipality Tysfjord
  Total 1.0 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 34 m (112 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
  Total 872
  Density 872/km2 (2,260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8590 Kjøpsvik
Climate Dfc

Kjøpsvik (Lule Sami: Gásluokta) is a village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Tysfjord in Nordland county, Norway. The village is located on the eastern shore of the Tysfjorden, north of the small village of Storå. The island of Hulløya lies off the coast of Kjøpsvik. The 1.0-square-kilometre (250-acre) village has a population (2013) of 872. The population density is 872 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,260/sq mi).[1]

There are regular ferry connections as part of Norwegian National Road 827 from Kjøpsvik to Drag, across the fjord. The local Kjøpsvik Church serves the residents of this part of the Tysfjord parish. The main industry in Kjøpsvik is the Norcem cement factory.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.".
  2. "Kjøpsvik" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  3. Store norske leksikon. "Kjøpsvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-15.

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