Berlevag is a lively fishing community

Berlevag is a lively fishing community in the north west of the Varanger peninsula facing the powerful Arctic Ocean. Situated at 70o N Berlevag's 1.122 km2 is mainly made up of untouched nature of an arctic character.
The open terrain is excellent for recreation both in summer and winter and for those interested in geology this is an exciting area. Angling opportunities are good both in mountain lakes and in the Kongsfjord river, which is a renowned salmon river.
The approx. 1100 inhabitants live in the fishing port Berlevag, which is also the administrative center of the municipality, and in the fishing village Kongsfjord.

The most important sources of income are fishery, fish processing, trade, as well as public and private service.

Communications to and from Berlevag are very good. The Costal Express "Hurtigruten" has daily departures, a STOL-port (Short Take Off and Landing) which is connected to the scheduled flight network by Widerøe's daily flights to Kirkenes and Tromsø, daily bus departures to Tana (E6) and Batsfjord on the RV890, a high standard road which is open all year.

What we have to offer:

A population welcoming new inhabitants.

Good healthcare services with a nursing home / old peoples home, home-based care, physicians, psychiatric healthcare.

Kindergarten with room for 36 children aged 3-5 years, and 9 children aged 0-3 years.

Two primary schools, Kongsfjord and Berlevag with a total of 150 pupils.

Day-care facilities for school children both before and after school hours.

A community school of music and arts, giving lessons both to adults and children.

Secondary school, foundation course 2000/2001.

Cinema every Thursday and Sunday.

The sports hall "Ishavshallen" offers opportunities to participate in different kinds of sport, like badminton, soccer and weight lifting.

Berlevag has many active scuba divers and many exciting dive sites along the coastline.

Youth club every Wednesday and Friday.

Berlevag library: open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Saturdays

The library in Kongsfjord is open on the second Monday of every month.

Community hall for different kinds of activities.


A vibrant and varied cultural life with:

Berlevag Children's Theater

Berlevag Mixed choir

Berlevag Bridge Club

Berlevag Darts Club

Berlevag Diabetes Association

Berlevag People's Academy

Berlevag Football Club

Berlevag Gospel Choir

Berlevag Gardening Association

Berlevag Brass Band

Berlevag Housemothers Club

Berlevag Church Association

Berlevag Hunters' and Anglers' Association

Berlevag Men's Choir (Known from the movie "Cool and crazy")

Berlevag Historical and Museum Association

Berlevag Seniors Association

Berlevag Rheumatism Association

Berlevag School band

Berlevag Gymnastics and Sport Association

"De Miserable" (amateur theater group)

The fisherman's wives' association "Havblikk"

The fishermen's association "Fremskritt"

Arctic Ocean Scuba Diving Club

The Berlevag division of The Norwegian Heart and Lung Association

Lions Club

Norwegian Peoples Aid

The Sea Rescue Association "Blåveis "

The 4-5-6 year olds' club