Borkenes Tourism

Borkenes is a village in the municipality of Kvæfjord in Troms county, Norway. The village is the administrative centre of the municipality. It is located on the island of Hinnøya, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of the city of Harstad. It is located along the Kvæfjorden (an arm of the Gullesfjorden), looking across the fjord at the island of Kvæøya. Kvæfjord Church is located in the village centre near the local school. The village is built along the small river Råelva. The 1.09-square-kilometre (270-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,567. The population density is 1,438 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,720/sq mi).


Is Borkenes in Norway on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. Borkenes is located at a short trip away from Leknes a major city in Norway. Leknes is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Polaria, Arctic Cathedral, The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet. To reach Borkenes, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Leknes Airport. To explore Borkenes, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

  • Know the pollution level of Borkenes before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Borkenes for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Borkenes.

    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 86.76 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 52.51 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 31.03 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Borkenes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.34 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 112.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 106.59 USD

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