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Kåfjord Copper Works


The copper works in Kåfjord were founded by Englishmen, and operated during the period 1826-1909. The copper mines were the biggest ones of their kind in Norway, and the first industry of some extent in Nortern Norway. At a certain time more people lived in Kåfjord than in all the other towns in Finnmark altogether. The mines are now closed, but a marked cultural trail passes by the area where a smelting house once were. Signs also show the way to the copper works' church, the land of the director's home, and the old Northern Lights observatory.