Finnmark Travel Guide

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    At the North Cape
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Nordkapp

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121,346,0

Hammerfest

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95,350,6

Honningsvåg

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56,172,7

Kirkenes

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41,92,11

Guovdageaidnu / Kautokeino

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26,52,1

Vardø

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17,109,0

Skarsvåg

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12,30,0

Alta

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12,135,10

Mehamn

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6,18,0

Båtsfjord

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2,11,1

Kjøllefjord

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3,7,0

Karasjok / Karasjohka

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4,37,6

Berlevåg

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4,10,0

Lakselv

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8,11,3

Vadsø

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1,0,3

Nesseby

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1,4,0

Hornøya

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7,24,0

Gamvik

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1,3,0

Bugøynes

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1,3,0

Grense Jakobselv

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2,4,0

Olderfjord

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Hasvik

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0,2,0

Hamningberg

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0,1,0

Nordkapp

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  • Travelling to Nordkapp midwinter

    Nordkapp Transportation

    Hi I think the best way, if not the only way, is by travelling on the Hirtigruten coastal voyager boat. I did it in Feb a few years ago and got on at Harstad and they stop long enough on their northward route to make excursions available to Nordkapp - they have to have a snow plough organised to go ahead for their bus for the road from the port -...

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  • ALWAYS CARRY A RELIABLE MOSQUITOE...

    Nordkapp What to Pack

    These are the neccesary items that I carry when travelling :A small backpack that carries all my camera gear and lenses.Also I ALWAYS carry sufficient fresh bottled drinking water. A wide brimmed hat for strong summer sun .A good pair of sunglasses A comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking /hiking a lot A small tube of strong sunscreenA small...

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  • Knivskjellodden 71 11 8 N

    Nordkapp Off The Beaten Path

    The northernmost point in Europe is Knivskjellodden and not North Cape. It's 1500 meters more north than North Cape. You will have to walk 9 km each way to get there. It's an easy trip with only one very steep point. I would say that everyone that can do a 18 km walk, would be able to do this hike.There is a box at Knivskjellodden which contains a...

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Hammerfest

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  • ALWAYS IN SUMMER CARRY MOSQUITO...

    Hammerfest Warnings and Dangers

    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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  • Rica Hotel Hammerfest

    Hammerfest Hotels

    I have been there only for few nights and only in single rooms. I cannot complain but the rooms were...

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  • Do not forget the Luteran Church!

    Hammerfest Things to Do

    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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Honningsvåg

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  • Museum

    Honningsvåg Things to Do

    I wanted to visit the museum where the entry fee is 50krone but quite honestly i did not think that it was worth theeffort from just peeping in so decided against it

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  • Rica Bryggen Hotel Honningvaag

    Honningsvåg Hotels

    I expect my comments will only apply in winter (a February visit) when the hotel was very quiet. The...

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  • Ice Bar

    Honningsvåg Things to Do

    I went to the ice bar to experience a bit of what the folk here would be experiencing during winter time as far as the cold is concerned. The price was 135kr which included two non-alchoholic drinks and although itcwas quite expensive itcwas worth every krone

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Kirkenes

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  • Grenseland Museum

    Kirkenes Things to Do

    This museum has a diverse collection of industrial and historical memorabilia (and even local school projects) from this region, the Sør-Varanger Kommune. The museum's centerpiece is the story of the Sami people who inhabit this border region, or "the land without borders" as the narrative calls it. It chronicles the arrival of outsiders who...

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  • Thon Hotel Kirkenes

    Kirkenes Hotels

    Johan Knudtzens gate 11, Kirkenes, 9900, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Viewpoint Height 96 in Pasvik valley

    Kirkenes Off The Beaten Path

    Located in Svanvik 45 km from Kirkenes you will find the 96 høyden where you'll be able to see the city of Nikel.The tower is an old military viewpoint an is located on 96 meters with a great view of the Passvik valley and the landscaped on the russian side of the border.

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Guovdageaidnu / Kautokeino

Vardø

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  • quiet village and old fortress

    Vardø Things to Do

    Nice and quiet village in Vardo. There is a old fortress in Vardo and you can go visit it.It is nice to walking through and stand on the wall of the fortress, they also have some canons and small museum. I only had 1 hour there, before ship of Hurtigruten was going on, but it was very nice there.

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  • The island of Hornøy

    Vardø Things to Do

    The island of Hornøy is actually the main attraction here, so I believe. It is mainly for the bird watchers and on the right season it can be rather crowded island.

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  • Hamningberg

    Vardø Off The Beaten Path

    We did not have the time to visit Hamningberg this time, but hey, it is only about 1500 km from my home, I can visit there next time ;-)

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Skarsvåg

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  • Visit The Gallery

    Skarsvåg Things to Do

    When you visit Skarsvåg and head towards the fishing boats you will fine The Gallery 'East of the Sun' owned by a talented artist Eva Schmutterer.Her work is created by recycling magazines and papers and maybe more. In the dark days and nights of winter she creates...just look at the photos of her art work.She showed us an example of work in...

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  • The Christmas House

    Skarsvåg Things to Do

    Not far from Skarsvåg , Norway you will find The Christmas House which should come as no surprise as this is reindeer country....and the reindeers there are grazing on the treeless slopes.In the Christmas House you can enjoy warm drinks, waffles, and Christmas cake. It is not your usual Christmas cake full of mixed fruit that we are used to but...

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  • Get a king crab in your hands

    Skarsvåg Things to Do

    There is a small souvenir shop in Skarsvåg where you can hold a king crab in your hands. It's for free and you can take as many pictures as you want.

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Alta

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  • Wild river adventure

    Alta Things to Do

    We went to a farm where they also have the icehotel in winter to go on a boat down the river. It was very nice i just thought that the trip was a bit short but we were rewarded with wafels and some smoked local cheese afterwards. I was quite surprised that the water was not as cold as i thought it would be

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  • Thon Hotel Alta

    Alta Hotels

    Labyrinten 6, Alta, 9510, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • By car

    Alta Transportation

    We did our way all the way to Alta from Helsinki in a few days by driving, I did not measure is really but I assume its more then 1500 km

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Mehamn

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  • Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer

    Mehamn Transportation

    Northbound coastal steamers depart Mehamn for Kirkenes daily at 8:00PM. Southbound steamers arrive daily at 1:15AM, departing shortly thereafter for the journey to Bergen.To get to or from Mehamn, 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 for those...

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  • Mehamn Airport

    Mehamn Transportation

    Mehamn has an airport (Code: MEH) located about a 10 minute drive from the city center. Widerøe operates 4 daily multi-stop flights (less frequent Saturdays) between Tromsø and Kirkenes which stop in Mehamn. There is no bus service to the airport, but taxi service is possible. Also, believe it or not, Mehamn Airport has a rental car facility.

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  • Kinnarodden

    Mehamn Things to Do

    Kinnarodden (or Nordkyn, as it is sometimes known) is the northernmost point on the continent of Europe at 71 degrees, 8 minutes, 2 seconds north. While it is slightly south of the "North Cape," the latter is technically on an island and therefore not a part of continental Europe. To get to Kinnarodden, you can arrange a boat or hiking tour from...

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Båtsfjord

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  • Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer

    Båtsfjord Transportation

    Northbound coastal steamers arrive daily at 1:00AM, departing for Kirkenes around 1:30AM. Southbound steamers arrive daily at 8:30PM, departing for the journey to Bergen around 9:00PM.To get to or from Båtsfjord, 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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  • Polar Hotel Båtsfjord

    Båtsfjord Hotels

    Valen 2, (formerly Quality Hotel), Batsfjord, 9991, Norway

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 1.5 out of 5 stars

  • Båtsfjord Airport

    Båtsfjord Transportation

    Small as Båtsfjord is, it has an airport. Båtsfjord Airport (Airport Code: BJF), is served by Widerøe Airlines. Service is available to Kirkenes and Tromsø, with multiple stops at various villages along the way.

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Kjøllefjord

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  • Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer

    Kjøllefjord Transportation

    Northbound coastal steamers depart Kjøllefjord for Kirkenes daily at 5:45PM. Southbound steamers arrive daily at 3:30AM, departing shortly thereafter for the journey to Bergen.To get to or from Kjøllefjord, 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 for...

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  • A real "Fixer-Upper"

    Kjøllefjord Favorites

    I'm not sure what the story is with this building, but clearly it's seen better days. The unforgiving winter seems to have got the better of this structure. If you'd like to see what you can do with it, you can probably contact the Kjøllefjord village elders. They might be able to arrange a good deal for you.

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  • Finnkirka

    Kjøllefjord Things to Do

    Not far from Kjøllefjord is the remarkable rock formation known as the Finnkirka, or the Finnish Church. While it looks at first glance to be some sort of ruined church, it is actually a natural rock formation. It is reputed to be an ancient Sami place of sacrifice. But nowadays, you need not worry. The best way to see the Finnkirka is by boat; the...

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Karasjok / Karasjohka

  • The Sami Parliament

    Karasjok / Karasjohka Things to Do

    The Sami Parliament is a very nice building located in a forest and all made by wood. It was opened in 1989, by King Olav V, the first Samiparliamentpresident was Ole Henrik Magga, from Kautokeino. He was the president for more than eight years. Is possible to visit the parlament during the summer season from 8:30 to 14:30. In the same building...

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  • Rica Hotel Karasjok

    Karasjok / Karasjohka Hotels

    Leavnnjageaidnu 1, Karasjok, 9730, Norway

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Gamlekirke

    Karasjok / Karasjohka Things to Do

    The chorch of Karasjok was built in 1807 and it is the oldest lutheran church in Finnmark, and the only building to survive the war damage. The church is today too small, so a big, wooden church, inspired by Sami architecture, has been built on the other side of the Karasjohka River.

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Berlevåg

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  • Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer

    Berlevåg Transportation

    Northbound coastal steamers arrive daily at 10:45PM, departing for Kirkenes around 11:15PM. Southbound steamers arrive daily at 10:30PM, departing for the journey to Bergen around 11:00PM. Since the dock is only big enough to fit one ship at a time, this can make for some interesting maneuvering when the northbound and southbound steamers meet. The...

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  • Berlevåg Airport

    Berlevåg Transportation

    Berlevåg Airport (Code: BVG) gives travelers the opportunity to fly to this remote village. Widerøe includes Berlevåg among its stops on 3 flights between Tromsø and Kirkenes Monday-Friday (1 per day on Sunday). No bus service is available, you must travel by taxi (or get a ride from a local... ;)

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  • Greeting the Steamer

    Berlevåg Favorites

    It was not uncommon for locals to greet the steamer as it came in. In this case, Berlevåg residents have a double treat, able to see both the northbound and southbound steamers arrive simultaneously. Here, you see some residents out on the breakwater, enjoying the show.

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Lakselv

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Vadsø

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  • An exquisite experience!

    Vadsø Restaurants

    The owners try to keep a local profile to the dishes with all the specialities the area can offer.salmon, kingcrab, lamb, cloudberries etc. The view from your restaurant-table is like the name indicate panoramic, the Varanger FJord is showing all its power and grace. Sometimes a flock of whales might go bye, quite a sight!!

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  • Rica Hotel Vadso

    Vadsø Hotels

    Oscars Gate 4, Vadso, 9801, NO

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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