With about 400 residents, Hasvik is the hub of Sørøya's community. Here you will find the airport with twice-daily flights between the mainland (once during weekends), linking Hammerfest and Tromsø with comfortable ease.
Breivikbotn, located 17 km from Hasvik, has a population of approximately 300 and is the youngest village in the borough. As a result of its location within the bay of the Breivik fjord, the town is somewhat sheltered from the elements.
Sørvær is approximately 40km from Hasvik and has a population of about 200. When the first census was held in Finnmark in 1520, there were 31 families living in Sørvær. By 1697 it was reported that only 2 men were living in the village and by 1875 the population had only risen to 10 families (about 45 people) and up to 11 families in 1888.