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Torsken is a municipality on the western coast of the large island of Senja in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Gryllefjord. Other larger villages in Torsken municipality include the village of Torsken, Medby, and Flakstadvåg.The historic Torsken Church in the village of Torsken dates back to the 18th century. Ånderdalen National Park is located partially in Torsken and neighboring Tranøy municipalities.The 243km2 municipality is the 311th largest by area out of the 426 municipalities in Norway. Torsken is the 409th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 921. The municipality's population density is and its population has decreased by 5.8% over the last decade.General informationThe municipality of Torsken was established on 1 January 1902 when it was separated from the municipality of Berg. The initial population of Torsken was 1,229. On 1 January 1964, the Rødsand area of Torsken (population: 160) was transferred to the neighboring municipality of Tranøy. Torsken is in Torsken Municipality. To personalize your trip to Torsken, create itinerary details specific to you using our Norway attractions planner.
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