Hammerfest Off The Beaten Path

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    St.Michael, the catholic church

    by globetrott Updated May 28, 2010

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    This is St.Michael, the catholic church of hammerfest and you will find it in the opposite direction than the lutheran church. This church is quite small and it also was locked, so I have no idea what it looks like inside, but I found some interesting inscriptions around a small piece of garden in front of it : inscriptions in various languages, see them in my extra photos !
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    Churchservice is every sunday at 11.00am
    and on saturday at 06.30pm

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    • Architecture
    • Religious Travel

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    a nice fountain

    by globetrott Updated May 28, 2010

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    This lovely fountain in the centre of the town of Hammerfest was given as a donation by someone who used to be the ambassador of the USA in Norway, and his mother originally came from Hammerfest.

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    The Impeller :)

    by adema29 Updated Apr 23, 2008

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    I have been surprised to found an... impeler in the vicinity of the Music Pavilion.
    All the surprise has gone after I have read the information about it. It was installed here as a reminding that in 1891, the Hammerfest Council has built first Hydroelectric Power Station in Northern Europe.
    We can say that this is indeed an "unique" monument... I hope that it will soon be included in the touristic programs, due to my tip here...

    The Impeller

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    Take a look to Melkoya

    by adema29 Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    Melkoya was the land of the seaguls and now is the newest tourist attraction(!). It is all about the new LNG plant, the biggest one in Europe and the northernmost in the world.
    You can have the best views from the hill in the vicinity.
    This Statoil Project was completelly changing the life of the people up here. The area is flourishing again, like in the good old times.
    I am happy to say that I was a part of that project for a while... enough to take a look over Finnmark and to start loving it.

    Finnmark was a very important area for the german plans during the Second World War, especially for the fight against the Russian defence system. The germans have tried to stop the supply line from England to Rusia by placing in that area of the greatest german distroyers, Tirpitz and Shanrnhorst. The Norwegian ship Black Watch, was stationed in Hammerfest and together with the on-shore fortifications were dedicated to prevent any allied invasion on the north of Norway. One of those fortifications was placed here on Melkoya. It is still visible one observation point very well preserved on the north west of the island.

    The new Melkoya Melkoya and Hoya... What's lasting more? Observation point This is the history :(

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    Go for fishing in the gulfs around

    by adema29 Updated Aug 15, 2007

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    If you will catch the opportunity to go fishing in the small gulfs around Hammerfest you shall be happy for changing completely the point of view over the place. Do not try to live from fishing… it is just a story that the waters are full of fish :)
    The experience suppose to be unique…just try it.

    Better to work in team :) This is the fish country:) Going out from the harbour The lighthouse Another view over the city and Tjuven
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    Take the fast ferry to Ingoey

    by shugoey Updated Apr 9, 2006

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    From Hammerfest you can take the fast ferry to Ingoey. Ingoey also has fast ferry connection to Havoeysund. Ingoey is located at 71 degrees north and have only 25 inhabitants. This is the place that has the worst weather in Norway with 285 days a year with strong winds. Accommodation should be arranged before you go, espesially in July and August. It's possible to arrange a trip to Fruholmen lighthouse. There is a pottery on the island, which are open during normal working hours. I recommend going there instead of going to North Cap. It takes some more planning and effort, but it is worth it. This is the end of the world and a real adventure.

    Useful links:
    Artic Workshop: www.skarvenkeramikk.no
    Finnmark fylkesrederi: www.ffr.no
    Ingoey: www.nordishavet.com
    Maasoey kommune: www.masoy.kommune.no
    Norwegian Air Shuttle: www.norwegian.no
    SASBraathens: www.sasbraathens.no

    Ingoey
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    Visit Sandøybotn

    by shugoey Updated Apr 1, 2006

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    Take the fast ferry from Hammerfest to Lotre. Check www.ffr.no for timetable. Transport from Lotre to Sandøybotn can be arranged at www. gjestestua.no
    You can rent cabins or room, but have to bring your food from Hammerfest.
    A lot of activities can be arranged as Fishing trips, hunting, sight seeing by boat, ATV and of cause hiking. In winter you can rent a snowmobile.

    Sandoybotn Deep sea rafting
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    Trip to Seiland

    by shugoey Updated Mar 29, 2006

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    Take the ferry from Akkarfjord 15 minutes drive from Hammerfest. The ferry only takes 15 minutes to Seiland. Check www.ffr.no for ferry timetable. In Hoenseby there is possiblities to rent apartments.

    Seiland is the 7th larges island in Norway and here you will find Seiland National Park and two glaciers. There are a lot of things to do in Seiland as Hiking, Glacier Treks, Fishing, Boating, Snowmobiling and Hunting.

    Hoenseby in Seiland Seiland
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    The footpath up the mountain

    by Gili_S Written Dec 23, 2007

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    Take the footpath up the mountain up the mountain, it is just a short walk up but a great view at the top.

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    "The People Library"

    by adema29 Written Sep 23, 2007

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    I have found it just by chance. For the Norwegians can be a good idea to take a look at the Library. I am sure that you will find there interesting books and who knows...perhaps some hidden treasures

    Hammerfest Folkebibliotek

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    Up the mountain

    by Gili_S Written Jul 28, 2007

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    This is what you find when you get up the mountain. Nice small lake? Or was it just left over of the last rain.

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    Reindeers

    by Gili_S Written Jul 28, 2007

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    Additional to the great view, also at the top of the mountain were those few reindeers hanging around

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    Visit to the lakes

    by adema29 Updated Jul 26, 2007

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    The city is surrounded by a lot of lakes starting with Storvannet, Glimmervann, Langvann and hundred of other beautiful lakes.

    Storvannet can be a good start An overview to Tjuven... another target for hikers Langvann Another lake And another one
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    I tried to take a photo of...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I tried to take a photo of winter Norkapp Global manument but I failed to do it.. because of the strop wind, snow and the mist.

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