Reine is the administrative centre of Moskenes Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The fishing village is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest of the town of Tromsø. Reine Church is located here and it serves the northern part of the municipality.

The 0.28-square-kilometre (69-acre) village has a population (2018) of 314 which gives the village a population density of 1,121 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,900/sq mi).

Reine has been a commercial centre since 1743. Today tourism is important, and despite its remote location, many thousands of people visit annually. The village is situated on a promontory just off the European route E10 highway, which passes through the village. Reine is located immediately to the south of Sakrisoya and Hamnøya.

The largest weekly magazine in Norway (Allers) selected Reine as the most beautiful village in Norway in the late 1970s. A photograph over Reine from the mountain Reinebringen (altitude 448 metres) has been used for the front page of several tourist brochures and books. In 2016-2019 a stone staircase was built up to Reinebringen, which made the mountain (previously considered steep, muddy and difficult to climb) easily accessible.

Reine was recently the site of a Coca-Cola launch, referred to by the company as "our smallest launch yet"

Text: Wikipedia
Photo by Johny Goerend

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