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Austvagoy is the larger islands in the Lofoten archipelago in Nordland county, Norway. The island is 526.7 km² and extends up to 40 km in the east-west direction and 30 km north-south.

Austvagoy is largely mountain massif. The highest mountain in Lofoten is Higravstinden at 1,146 m, located on the eastern part of the island. Svartsundtindan (1050 m), Trolltindan (1045 m) and Olsanestind (1000 m) are also in the eastern part, while the famous Vagakallen (942 m) looms over Henningsvær in the southwestern part.

The main town on the island is Svolvaer. Austvagoy is popular among mountain climbers. The famous Trollfjord is located in the eastern part of the island. Austvagoy is connected by road to Hinnoya in the east using the Raftsund Bridge, and to Gimsoy in the west using the Gimsoystraumen Bridge.

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