Vardø Travel Guide

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  • Vardø
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  • Vardø
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Vardø Things to Do

  • quiet village and old fortress

    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

    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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  • The sea

    Vardø is an island, of course the best thing here is the sea and the best you can do is to take a small boat and sail to the other islands around.

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Vardø Restaurants

  • Cafe Narvesen

    If you just want a quick coffee in Vardø, like everywhere in Norway you can just go to Narvesen kiosk or shop, and get a fresh good cup of coffee. It is take away and you can also drive with it.

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  • Asia Burger Cafe

    Asia Burger was recommended for us and it was surely good option for a quick and nice meal after spending the whole day running after the puffins.

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Vardø Transportation

  • Boat

    You probably can get to Vardø by boat as well, as I came by car, I only used the local boat to get to the little island of Hornøy.

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  • Drive

    Even that it is actually an island, you can get to Vardø by car as there is tunnel under to sea. Here is my car in front of the B&B

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  • If you travel to Vardø by car...

    If you travel to Vardø by car you have to drive the 2890 meter long tunnel located 88 meters under sea level !! You can also travel by ship as the town of Vardø is located on a island.

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Vardø Local Customs

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    by Narviking Written Sep 12, 2002

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    This part of Norway have always had strong relations with Russia. Earlier it was the socalled Pomor trade, nowadays russian fishing boats often visit and there are many russian immigrants living in the area. The place Kiberg a few kilometers outside Vardø used to be called 'Lille Moskva'. ('Little Moscow').
    PHOTO: A RUSSIAN MONUMENT IN KIBERG.

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Vardø Warnings and Dangers

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    by Gili_S Written Jun 27, 2007

    The only danger I could think of here is the pigeons and seagulls droppings, so be careful where you sit or take your breaks.

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Vardø What to Pack

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    by Narviking Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dont expect to find tropical temperatures in Vardø !
    However the warmest ever recorded in Vardø is 27C while in winter it seldom drop below -10C although days with even below -15C do happens from time to time. Because of its cool climate there is only one tree in Vardø. In order to keep it alive it is coverd by rugs in winter and then 'undressed' when summer arrives ! PHOTO: VARDØS ONLY TREE.

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Vardø Off The Beaten Path

  • Hamningberg

    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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  • If you visit Vardø you should...

    If you visit Vardø you should also make a trip to Hamningberg, a small village just outside the town.The nature along the road between Vardø and Hamningberg is very interesting

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    by Gili_S Written Jun 27, 2007

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    Favorite thing: There is useful tourist info in the city just by the harbour, here you can book and buy boat ticket to get to the bird island of Hornøy.

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