Kvaløya is the fifth largest island of Norway, located in the municipality of Tromsø. It lies between neighboring Tromsøya and Sommarøy, with which it is connected by long bridges.
In the northern part, it is characterized by beautiful mountain landscapes, criss-crossed by fjords. The Kattfjordeidet range even gained the name of “Scandinavian Chamonix” because of impressive mountains and spectacular views. It is worth visiting Ersfjordbotn village, picturesquely situated in a beautiful fjord at the foot of this mountain range.
In the south of the island there are a few resorts and a famous fishing place in Hella. Reindeer, otters, eagles and other birds can be found in the area throughout the whole year. Whales often appear along the coast. It is not without reason that “kvaløya” means “an island of whales”.