Arnøya cultural trail
©Marie Angelsen


Arnøya is the 15th largest island in Norway. The island has around 300 permanent residents, most of whom live in four places: Lauksletta, Arnøyhamn, Akkarvik and Årviksand. The island’s largest industry is salmon farming.

Arnøya has a wonderful and varied landscape where you can go on many nice walks, including the Arnøya cultural trail. Signs have been erected along the cultural trail with information about the local nature and culture. You will find a description of the cultural trail and other recommended hikes in our hiking guide here

The highest peak on Arnøya is Arnøyhøgda (1,170 m).

Service provision

- There are two grocery shops on Arnøya - Bygdebutikken i Arnøyhamn and Matkroken i Årviksand

- You can fill up your fuel tanks at Lauksletta and in Årviksand


Getting to Arnøya?

Express boat

Arnøya (Arnøyhamn) has an express boat connection with Tromsø and Skjervøy. The trip takes less than two hours. Please note that there are not services every day and some services must be called in advance.

Rutetabellen finner du her.


There is a daily ferry service from Storstein to Arnøya (Lauksundskaret). 

Click here to view the ferry timetable.

Accommodation on Arnøya

Recommended experiences on Arnøya