Reine, Norway

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenesin Nordland county, Norway.

The village is situated on a promontory just off the European route E10 highway, which passes through the village. Reine is located immediately to the south of Sakrisoya and Hamnøya.
View of Reine

It is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest of the town of Tromsø.

The village is situated on a promontory just off the European route E10 highway, which passes through the village. Reine is located immediately to the south of Sakrisoya and Hamnøya.

The 0.29-square-kilometre (72-acre) village has a population (2013) of 307. The population density is 1,059 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,740/sq mi).

 

The 0.29-square-kilometre (72-acre) village has a population (2013) of 307. The population density is 1,059 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,740/sq mi).

 

 

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Reine Church (Norwegian: Reine kirke) is a parish (a church territorial unit constituting a division within a diocese) church. The church is part of the Moskenes parish in the Lofoten deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. The white, wooden church was built in 1890 and it seats about 250 people. The church was designed by architect Ole Scheistrøen.

 

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Stockfish

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Reine has been a commercial centre since 1743. Today tourism is important, and despite its remote location, many thousands of people visit the village annually02-view-from-sakrisoy-rorbuerThe largest weekly magazine in Norway (Allers) selected Reine as the most beautiful village in Norway in the late 1970s. A photograph over Reine from the mountain Reinebringen has been used for the front page of several tourist brochures and books.10-reine-norway09-rorbu-house-with-grass-roof-at-reineThe local newspaper is the Lofotposten.Reine was recently the site of a Coca-Cola launch, referred to by the company as “our smallest launch yet”.

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