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Attraction along Andøya


The fishing village of Bleik is a small community with 400–500 inhabitants. Remains of farming activities dating back to 600 CE have been found here. The gleaming, white Bleiksstranda beach has given the community its name, from the Old Norse “bleikr”, meaning pale or light-coloured. The bird cliffs on Bleiksøya island lies immediately opposite. More than 40,000 puffins nest here, as well as a large colony of sea eagles.


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