Skjervøy is a vibrant fishing village with seafood production as the main source of income. The fish farming company Lerøy Aurora has a factory here, and they export tonnes of salmon all over the world several times every week. If you want to learn more about the aquaculture industry and get a close-up experience of how Norwegian salmon is produced, you can visit the Aurora Salmon Centre, which is Lerøy Aurora's visitor centre.
Skjervøy is the municipal administrative centre and has a population of approx. 2,500. Have you heard of the world-famous sled dog racer Leonhard Seppala, who grew up in Skjervøy? You can visit Birgit Paulsen at Seppalatunet, who is passionate about the history of Skjervøy.
There are many exciting experiences to take part in during your visit to Skjervøy, including various cultural and nature- based experiences.
You will find virtually everything you need in the shopping street with shops including a grocery store, sports shop, clothing shops and a branch of the Wine Monopoly. Sports facilities here include an ice rink, football field, swimming pool and ski centre. You will find numerous cafés and restaurants, as well as a disco where you can enjoy good drinks and dance into the early hours of the morning.
If you climb up the mountain Stussnesfjellet on Skjervøy, you will be rewarded with wonderful views of the fishing village, the surrounding islands and the open sea. You can spend the night at the first hammock park in North Troms! You will find the description of the route up Stussnesfjellet here.
Getting to Skjervøy?
Skjervøy has express boat connections with Tromsø and Burfjord in Kvænangen.
Click here to view the timetables for the express boats Skjervøy - Tromsø and Skjervøy - Burfjord.
The costal voyage on Hurtigruten and Havila from Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen calls daily at Skjervøy. Hurtigruten timetable and Havila timetable
Take bus 150/160 from Tromsø or Alta to Langslett/Sørelva in Nordreisa municipality and swap there to bus 155 to Skjervøy.