Home to the northernmost cement plant in the world, Kjøpsvik is a waterfront village on the eastern shore of the Tysfjorden. It is connected by ferry to the nearby community of Drag, which is renowned for its museum and cultural centre dedicated to the Lule Sami language.
In the heart of Kjøpsvik is a unique parish church that was constructed in the 1970s on a design by Nils Toft. Featuring a white concrete exterior and a modern tower, it has the capacity to seat 400 people during Sunday worship services.
A short walk from the Kjøpsvik Church is a branch of the Museum Nord, which explores the region’s mining and industrial history. Get up close to artefacts uncovered in the local caves and learn about fish farming in the Tysfjord, as well as the experience for Kjøpsvik residents during World War II. The museum also features exhibits detailing the impact of the Nordland Portland Cementfabrik’s arrival on the village.
Kjøpsvik is just over two hours’ drive from Harstad-Narvik Airport, which has flights to destinations across Norway. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting to Kjøpsvik and the village is small enough to explore on foot.