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