Hammerfest Travel Guide

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Hammerfest Things to Do

  • Do not forget the Luteran Church!

    I was trying many times to find it opened. Only few days before my last trip in Hammerfest I have seen it…It was not so impressive as I was prepared but I was surprised about another element... the similitude of the carved and painted figures from the Romanian Merry Cemetery Sapantza. It is almost the same naïve hand like there… The author was the...

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  • Polar Bear Museum

    This museum is about the tradition of hunting, fishing as well as the Arctic wildlife. It is also seat of the "Royal Ancient Polar Bear Society ". You can join them as long as you have been at least once to Hammerfest.

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  • The sea

    The sea is the centre of life in this city, almost all is about the sea, it is living from the sea, the harbour, the fishing industry and cruises ships.

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  • Live music

    In the summer, and I assume only in the summer you can see some live band in the market square festival, and last time when I was in Hammerfest, a very young band play live here

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  • Go to the museum...the Reconstruction...

    To be honest it is not the Louvre of Finnmark as I was expecting but I have forgotten for a moment that we are here, so far from our Europe and thinking in that way we can accept that Gjenreisningsmuseet is not so bad.In a way it is nice to see that somebody is trying to save the local history in a place like this. Nice visit and a view to the new...

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  • Take a walk in September :)

    I have been down in the city especially for saying goodbye to everything. Starting from the Fountain, Churches, Salen and every house and shop window and kids playing around in the city. I did not realize that the autumn is already here in the city…I will let you enjoy the colours of September. This can be another reason for the people living here...

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Hammerfest Restaurants

  • Restaurant Turistua

    This mountain restaurant have the best location and a wonderful view, unfortunately I am not sure if it’s working at all, it was closed when I was here.

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  • The best restaurant in the city

    It seems to be a traditional restaurant and the best in the city. I have been there once and we have to choose from a lot of well done dishes. I have tried something with lamb which was delicious. One of my colegues was eating seal and we have all tried the seaguls eggs garnished with fish eggs.

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  • Extreme entertainment :)

    The restaurant is not really a restaurant and to call it pub is a little bit too much :)If you enjoy the adrenalin and you do not have the courage enough to go to Banjer'n Pub... well Kaikanteen can be a good choice. A fast beer... standing... near the door and... do not look to the people drinking around. They can become interested about your...

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Hammerfest Nightlife

  • Apiseri Bar

    Apiseri Bar is just by the central square in the city centre, one of the more popular pubs around here.

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  • Hans Hoyhet

    This is hotel, restaurant, pub and terrace in the summer which is very popular on the good weather days.

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  • Long nigths in winter, no nights in...

    Well, it will be rather dark here from late November till February. So, the nightlife can start very early. But during the summer there will not be much dark at all here, well, beside if the fog sometimes seems to stuck here forever.

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Hammerfest Transportation

  • Hammerfest Airport

    Hammerfest does indeed have an airport (Airport Code: HFT). It is about a 10 minute drive from the town center. It is served by Widerøe Airlines, which provides multiple daily flights between Tromsø (TOS) and Kirkenes (KKN) stopping at several arctic villages along the way. There is no bus service to or from the airport, though taxi service is...

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  • Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer

    Northbound coastal steamers arrive daily at 5:15AM, departing for Kirkenes at 6:45AM. Southbound steamers arrive daily at 11:15AM, departing for the journey to Bergen around 12:45PM.To get to or from Hammerfest, you'll normally take a "port-to-port" trip. The website has a list of up-to-date fares and cabin options. Online booking is possible, but...

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  • How to go there?...

    I use to fly there with the local Wideroehttp://www.wideroe.noThey have good connections from Tromso. The price may be a problem, but if youreally want to go there this is the best solution I believe.Another idea is to use the Hurtigruten: http://hurtigruten.noI hope that this is what you are looking for.If not and if your time is not limited......

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Hammerfest Shopping

  • Shop No1 in Town...this is what they...

    The shop is selling sweaters :) and all kind of small things you are expecting to find in a place like this... I have spent some time and some money here. OK...this will be up to you...the offer is wide enough to cover your expectations. My opinion is to think about this before going inside. I have paid about almost 300 euros for two "original...

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  • Local things at a normal-high price

    What makes it so special... perhaps the location:) In that central market use to sell some sami locals, usually hand made traditional objects (pullovers. knives, shoes, reindeer furs and so on. You can find very easy also some chinese things or the normal T-shirts. Anyway I can reccomend you to buy the T-shirts from here (at about 120 NOK). I have...

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  • The market square

    In the market square you can find traditional local items as food items, clothing and handcraft souvenirs. Items are very expensive in general, but still they are usually original and you don’t find such in any other place, so, choose carefully, at list have some small souvenir from this beautiful land. Food items, clothing and...

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Hammerfest Local Customs

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    The nearest small fishing village which was about 20 kms away north from Honingsvag and 14kms south of Norkapp.

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Hammerfest Warnings and Dangers

  • ALWAYS IN SUMMER CARRY MOSQUITO...

    BODO .. Travelling anywhere up here in Northern Norway or LLapland ALWAYS in the summertime carry and use a strong mosquito and insect repellant...The mosquitos up here are the biggest that you will ever see!!! They are not only a real pest but mosquitos carry many forms of viruses.. In the evenings (the worst time) when "mossie's "are most active...

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  • Snow Barriers

    Those are examples of the snow barriers spread around the mountain above the city, just in case of a snow avalanche, I wonder about the history of avalanches in Hammerfest.

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  • Reindeers

    Along the road toward Hammerfest is very common to see wild reindeers to cross the road. It is a great opportunity to have a photo, but pay attention with the cars because they cross the road suddently!!!

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Hammerfest Tourist Traps

  • Banjer'n Pub

    Do not enter in this pub. It can be dangerous. You will find inside very dangerous species... and do not forgett that they are always drunk... very drunk. If you really love the risk be sure that you are guided by a local. He will know how to manage the situation. To cut your neck... by yourself.

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  • Nordkapp

    The obvious tourist trap in the area is Nordkapp. You'll be charge about 100 NOK to see exactly the same thing you can see for free 20 metres away. I'm not even sure the fenced area is actually more to the north than the non-fenced one. It could be that they just fenced the area more convenient for them and claimed it to be the most northern....

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Hammerfest What to Pack

  • Shoes for hiking!!!!!!!

    When you will come here try to keep in your mind that the North Pole is not far :)Take with you the clothes for cold time. Not more under zero. If it is more...it will be a good ideea to remain in a pub. Even if is not warm it will be a lot of smoke at least...What is 100% sure is that you will never need a swimming suit...only if you are going...

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  • Climate in Hammerfest

    According to the climate chart it rains 28 to 31 days each month.Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 0 – 6°C ( 32 - 43°F ); min: -6 - 1°C ( 21 - 34°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 10 – 14°C ( 50 - 57°F ); min: 5 - 8°C ( 51 - 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 0 – 8°C ( 32 - 47°F); min: -2 - 5°C ( 28 – 41°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: -2 – -1°C ( 28 -...

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Hammerfest Off The Beaten Path

  • The Impeller :)

    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...

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  • The footpath up the mountain

    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"

    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

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Hammerfest Favorites

  • A beggar in Hammerfest

    Around the new community created around the LNG plant a nice family is growing... a family of foxes... They were just playing around people (sometime at only 2 meters) and the food was coming so easy.I was sure that was only one fox but after a year I have seen together the all "heard"... If you like animals you will enjoy for sure the real wild...

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  • Reindeers everywhere

    During the summer time, the Reindeers are fleeding in Hamerfest. Despite of their beauty they have been considered a plague for the city due to the fact that they are eating all the vegetation, including the flowers in the court yards. The comunity built a fence against the animals which is surounding the city just in order to protect the people....

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  • Wonderful region

    This region is just wonderful from the landscape point of view, I can surely say the most beautiful land area I ever saw in my life, so, if you ever visit Scandinavia and have the time and the money, try to make it to the north of Norway.

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