Evenes refers to a municipality in Nordland County in Norway. It is part and parcel of the Ofoten region. The municipality has its administrative centre in the village of Bogen. The municipality was initially named after the old Evenes farm that was on this location. Some of the towns that lie in close proximity with the municipality of Evenes include Vidrek, torsken, Sandsoy, Rollnes and Narvik.
There are a number of attractions in and around Evenes. One such attraction is the Trollfjord refers to a number of snow capped mountains and a lake. These snow capped mountains include jagged Trolltinder and snow capped Higravtinder which rise to 1,045 and 1,161 meters above sea level respectively. The mountain lake is known as the Trollfjordvatn and is three kilometers long. The lake is usually covered by a sheet of frozen ice almost all year round. To get to this attraction you need to hire a car in Evenes.
The Ore terminal is a good attraction for shipping industry enthusiasts. The ore terminal handles ore that comes from Sweden by rail and which is ferried by conveyor belts to the Malm Quays. After the modernization of the port, it is capable of handling over thirty million tons on a yearly basis. On the southern edge of the port is to be found a park which features a magnificent sculpture of a group of kids. The other attraction worth visiting around Evenes is the Bird Crags which is home to a flock of over 3 million puffins as well as a variety of other sea birds. To get to these attractions; you need to rent a car in Evenes.
There are a number of attractions that are a must visit in Evenes. One such attraction is the Fagernesfjell which is over four thousand feet above sea level and which features a cable way that runs up to a restaurant in the upper station at over two thousand feet above sea level. The top of the hill offers expansive views and also offers one an opportunity to view the view the midnight sun from May to mid July. There are also very exceptional ski facilities around the slopes of these hills. The other attraction around Evenes is the Frammeåsen which is over 350 feet above sea level. It offers an excellent viewpoint offering the prospect of Kongbatktind as well as Ofotfjord. To get to these attractions you need car rental in Evenes.
There are numerous other attractions in and around Evenes including Harstad, Hinnøy Island, Lofoten Islands, Reine and Vesterålen among others.
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