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The Beach at Grådusan, Engeløy in Steigen

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Steigen is a small community in Nordland in Norway, with approx. 2600 people (and decreasing!). The group of islands and coastal nature is among the most beautiful spots in Norway, as seen on this sunny day. This beach is only a few meters away from the german WW2 bunker Batterie Dietl.

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Nearby images in Norway


A: Batterie Dietl, Engeløya, Steigen

by Tord Remme, 630 meters away

Batterie Dietl was built during WW2, the works started in 1942. The area had 3 of the largest and mos...

Batterie Dietl, Engeløya, Steigen

B: Engeløya, Steigen

by Tord Remme, 1.1 km away

Engeløya in Steigen, Summer 2012. Sheep on the rich grass fields, next to the small private airport.

Engeløya, Steigen

C: Ocean view in Steigen, Norway

by Tord Remme, 19.6 km away

The nature in Steigen, Norway is among the most breathtaking views in all of it's stunning coastline.

Ocean view in Steigen, Norway

D: Alger Sneller Calamites

by Tord Remme, 27.8 km away

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E: Near Svolvaer

by Alexander Jensko, 33.3 km away

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F: Svolvaer Hurtigruten Port

by Freiermuth Hanspeter, 33.3 km away

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G: Arsteinen, Lofoten - narrow beach

by Alexander Jensko, 33.4 km away

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H: Near Svolvær, Vågan, Norway

by Tõnis Raid, 33.5 km away

Near Svolvær, Vågan, Norway

I: Svolvaer Fishing Port

by Freiermuth Hanspeter, 33.5 km away

Svolvaer Fishing Port

J: Svolvaer by Night

by Freiermuth Hanspeter, 33.6 km away

Svolvaer by Night

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