Finnmark Travel Guide

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    Church roof and houses
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Nordkapp

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121,345,0

Hammerfest

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111,415,6

Kirkenes

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60,161,11

Honningsvåg

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56,172,7

Vardø

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29,150,0

Guovdageaidnu / Kautokeino

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26,52,1

Alta

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12,54,10

Skarsvåg

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12,30,0

Båtsfjord

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2,11,1

Mehamn

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6,18,0

Kjøllefjord

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3,7,0

Karasjok / Karasjohka

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4,37,6

Lakselv

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8,11,3

Hornøya

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7,24,0

Gamvik

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1,3,0

Vadsø

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1,0,3

Repvåg

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2,7,0

Hasvik

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0,2,0

Hamningberg

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0,1,0

Berlevåg

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4,10,0

Nordkapp

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  • You want to take a look north ?

    Nordkapp Off The Beaten Path

    You want to take a look north ?This small monument shows you the position of the Nordkapp and the arrow is pointing exactely to the Northpole. Thats a place that you should not miss to take a photo at, its also quite close to the place where you enter the Nordkap-hall.When you come to Norkap you will find a lot of INdoor activities to do and see...

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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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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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  • THON HOTEL HAMMERFEST

    Hammerfest Hotels

    I was spending few nights there, in different rooms. If you will get a double room with a view to...

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  • Hammerfest is the northernmost town on...

    Hammerfest Things to Do

    Hammerfest is the northernmost town on earth ! Of course there are lots of villages on earth that are further north but Hammerfest is the northernmost TOWN ! All of the town looks very modern and there is a sad reason for that : In the very last days of WW II the german troups, who had occupied Hammerfest during the war, left this place and burned...

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Kirkenes

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  • Kirkenes Church

    Kirkenes Things to Do

    This is a huge church for a small population in Kirkenes. I entered in it when I heard the organ music. I liked the church. It is not old, it was build in the middle of the XIX century. The name of the city, Kirkenes, was given after the church.

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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

  • Kirkenes is the endpoint of the...

    Kirkenes Off The Beaten Path

    Kirkenes is in the north-east-end of Norway, directely at the russian border and it is also is the endpoint of the coastal-cruises of all Hurtigruten-ships . It is an interesting outpost close to the russian border, the next russian town is Murmansk.Hurtigruten offers an excursion to the russian border, you will see a bit of the landscape plus this...

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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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Vardø

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  • Enjoy the Midnight-sun in Vardoe

    Vardø Things to Do

    In summer it is best to get to Vardoe during the time of the so-called "Midnight-Sun" ! In the Arctic summertime the sun is shining almost all day long and for more than 2 months you will even see the sunlight to never totally disappear and that is the time of the Midnight-Sun. The time of the Midnightsun varies of course and the further north you...

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  • The monument for Fridtjof Nansen

    Vardø Things to Do

    Behind the only hotel of Vardoe you will find a monument for Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), who was a polar-explorer, winner of the nobelprize and a diplomat. In 1882 he made the first crossing of Greenland on skies and he also made several expeditions to the Arctic by his ship "FRAM" (you can still see and step inside that polarship in Olso)As a...

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  • the church of Vardoe

    Vardø Things to Do

    The church of Vardoe looks quite unique from the distance and it is a pity that I did not have enough time to get any closer. On the other hand churches are mostly locked in Norway during the day and so I decided to just take a photo from the distance and spend my precious time in Vardoe exploring other places !

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Guovdageaidnu / Kautokeino

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: Solo

    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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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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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: Very Good

    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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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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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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Lakselv

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Hornøya

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  • By boat

    Hornøya Transportation

    The only way to get to the island is by the local boat, it leaves in front of the info office in Vardø.

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  • Island

    Hornøya Favorites

    This is the island birds and the main reason to visit this island as well as the nice views of the island

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  • Wet weather gear

    Hornøya What to Pack

    Pack your best wet weather gear as you never know how much rain will be here and there will be no where to hide. Everyone comes here for bird watching with the appropriate equipment Brind food and drinks, there is nothing available here.

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