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Country  Norway
County  Nordland
Municipality  Andøy
Area  36 ha
Population  460 (2013)
Region  Northern Norway
District  Vesterålen
Elevation  7 m (23 ft)
Local time  Sunday 1:01 AM
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Weather  -2°C, Wind W at 8 km/h, 90% Humidity

Bleik is a fishing village in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the northwestern part of the island of Andøya, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of the town of Andenes. The 0.36-square-kilometre (89-acre) village of Bleik has a population (2013) of 460. The population density is 1,278 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,310/sq mi).


Map of 8481 Bleik, Norway

The triangle-shaped island off the coast is called Bleiksøya. This island is the biggest resort of puffins in all of Norway. The lake Bleiksvatnet lies just south of the village.

Bleik has one of the longest beaches in Norway, and it is said that the beach is the reason for the village's name. The beach is white, and bleik is a word for white/pale in the Norwegian language. In the village, you will find houses, a horse barn, a school, and a small convenience store. Tourist information, puffin safari, a campingplace and pubs are also available in the village.

Notable residents

  • Lasse Nilsen, footballer for Tromsø
  • References

    Bleik Wikipedia

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