Husøy - a peculiar fishing village located on a small island
Husøy (the House Island) is a small island about 1000 meters long and 500 meters wide located on the far north of the island of Senja. The island is connected to the surrounding world by a 300 meter long pier and road. People started to move to the island around 1950 and the 200 living there today is just as dependent on the fisheries as they were 50 years ago. The houses are almost built wall to wall and this create a good fellowship, which may be needed in such a harsh climate where even the the roofs have backstays. Everything is nearby on Husøy; the local store, the fish processing industry, the school, the cafe, everything is within a 5 minutes walk no matter where you might be on the island!
In the locality there are a relatively good hunting ground, especially for grouse. The angler will like it in this small eldorado which now have a cafe with overnight accommodation.
Links to other sites about Husøy: Das Inseldorf Husøy (pictures)
This page was last updated 10/23/10