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Stokmarknes located in Nordland county in the district of Vesterålen, and administrative center in Hadsel municipality. Stokmarknes has 3100 inhabitants (2009) and was given city status in 2000. The city is located on the north side of Hadseløya, and has a bridge connection to the mainland via Borøybrua and Hadsel bridge.
Main sources of income for Stokmarknes is the fishing industry and tourism. The port, located in the center, has daily arrivals of Coastal Voyage ( Bergen – Kirkenes ).
Tourist Attractions in Stokmarknes is first and foremost, the North Norwegian nature, and it is popular with trekking to the summit Storheia – where there are panoramic views of Vesterålen and Lofoten.
Stokmarknes considered “Hurtigruten’s birthplace,” and the pier is the Coastal Express Museum – an exhibition of Coastal different eras. The retired vessel “M / S Finnmarken” is part of the museum, located outside the building. It is open to the public all year round.
Also Hadsel church from 1824 is worth a visit – an octagonal church with an altarpiece from 1520.
The city’s regional airport – Stokmarknes Airport – Skagen, located 8 miles northeast of downtown.