Finnmark Warnings and Dangers

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Finnmark Warnings and Dangers

  • Battery life

    I was aware before we came on this trip that extreme cold can affect the life of camera batteries, but I hadn’t realised quite how noticeable the effect can be. There were several occasions during our time here when either Chris or I, or both of us, would find that fresh batteries inserted only that morning would give up on us after taking just a...

  • Driving-distances in Norway

    It is really very hard to say how long a drive will take in Norway. You take a look at the map and see it is just 80 km, but then you might need to take a ferry that runs only every 30 or 60 minutes and maybe you are late for just a few seconds and will loose a full hour at a spot where you cannot do anything, except waiting. Many such places at...

  • Free camping in a motorhome

    Norway is such a wondferful country with a wide landscape and only quite a few inhabitants for its giant size, so that would normally make such a place a paradise for owners of motorhomes to go around and park their cars where-ever they like and save a lot of money on camping-fees.Unfortunately that is possible only at some very few good places,...

  • On the road

    Be careful driving on the roads, there are often reindeers and sometimes even cows or sheep hanging on the roads.

  • Storm

    Even that it was July, and it was warm, I was with shorts and sandals, but when you drive over the mountains be prepared for anything, as I got into this storm.

  • Reindeers

    One of the best things you can see in the Finnmark Region are the reindeers!!! I found lot of them along the road E69 toward NordKapp. There are a lot of them on the borders of the road and sometimes they cross it suddently, so you must pay attention when you seen them!!!

  • Harsh weather conditions

    Summers in Finnmark are short and intense. I was lucky on all my three visits, the weather was nice with temperatures up to and above 20 C. But the weather might be rough. The old church in Bergsfjord blew into the ocean during a storm, thus the new one is stayed up with steel wires!Picture 4 shows houses in a winter storm, picture 5 a roof blown...

  • Closed roads

    Roads can be closed on short notice, and not only in mid winter! (Pic 2) All you might see of a road is the sign posts! But as you see from the other pictures, they are very efficient in clearing roads of snow.

  • Reindeer

    Take care when driving across Finnmarksvidda, or for that sake on other Finnmark roads, not to hit reindeers. Especially in winter, when it is easier for them to walk on the road than in the deep snow.The males might get agressive during the mating season like any other male animals, a finnish VT member recently told me about a couple of incidents...

  • Moscitos

    If you are going hiking and / or fishing on Finnmarksvidda, be sure to bring enough insect repellant. The moscitos are HUGE, and there are millions of them. I once stopped to let two friends of mine out of the car, and left the car door open while we were checking the map (had to make sure where to send the rescue team if they went lost on their...

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Finnmark Hotels

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

  • Thon Hotel Kirkenes

    Johan Knudtzens gate 11, Kirkenes, 9900, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Rica Bryggen Hotel Honningvaag

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

  • Thon Hotel Alta

    Labyrinten 6, Alta, 9510, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Thon Hotel Kautokeino

    Biedjovaggeluodda 2, 9520, Kautokeino, 9520, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Rica Hotel Karasjok

    Leavnnjageaidnu 1, Karasjok, 9730, Norway

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Lakselv Hotel

    The Lakselv hotel is a traditional Nordic hotel with good location by the main road but here...

  • Polar Hotel Båtsfjord

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 1.5 out of 5 stars

  • Rica Hotel

    Oscarsgaten 4, Vadso, 9801, NO

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

Top Finnmark Hotels

Honningsvåg Hotels
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Kirkenes Hotels
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Vadsø Hotels
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Alta Hotels
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Lakselv Hotels
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Karasjok / Karasjohka Hotels
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Båtsfjord Hotels
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Nordkapp Hotels
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