What to do in Finnmark
Come face to face with the red king crab in the Barents Sea outside the coast of Finnmark. Afterwards you are offered a taste of the succulent meat.
Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.
Driving from Tana to Lakselv takes you past famous salmon rivers and the Børselvfjellet mountains.
Nature rules the north of Norway, and over thousands of years, people have found ways to adapt to the Arctic climate.
In early March, teams of dogs and men set off across the icy wastes of the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau on the world's northernmost sled dog race.
Let reindeer drag you across the white plains of Finnmark in Northern Norway.
Finnmarksvidda is one of Norway’s largest mountain plateaus and the home of the Sami people.
Cyclists will put their endurance to the test in Northern Norway at this international race which runs from Hammerfest to Tromsø, via the North Cape.
Visit Sami villages, travel to the border area between Finnmark and Russia or join the locals catching king crabs in Eastern Finnmark.
Join Norway host David Spinx on a snowmobile ride and a king crab safari in Finnmark, Northern Norway. Floating in the Barents Sea is also included.
Travel to the Pasvikdalen Valley near the Russian border to meet 50 Alaskan huskies, and try dog sledging with Norway host David Spinx.
Follow David Spinx on his journey in Finnmark, where he meets the Sami, gets to taste reindeer meat and goes hunting for the northern lights.
Experience spectacular bird life in Northern Norway. Ekkerøy Holiday House offers environmentally friendly accommodation close to nature in Finnmark.
Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and offers northern lights and midnight sun, mountains, sami culture and reindeer.
When standing at the North Cape cliff with the iconic globe monument, only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole.
Spend a night with David Spinx in a snow hotel in Kirkenes in Northern Norway. And be sure to order a northern lights wake up call before you sleep.
The small town of Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the East.
There are 3,000 people and 100,000 reindeer in Kautokeino. The Sami culture is vivid and authentic.
Karasjok is the Sami capital and a cultural junction in Finnmark.
Experience the North Cape and Karasjok on this round trip in Western Finnmark.
All interior and exterior is made of snow and ice in this luxurious hotel, even the glasses in the bar.
The UNESCO-protected rock carvings in Alta, Finnmark, bear witness to human activity in Northern Norway already in the prehistoric period.
Far inside the Arctic Circle, the North Cape offers arctic adventures like dog-sledding in winter and months of never-ending sunlight in the summer.
The Struve Arc is an UNESCO protected chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Northern Norway to the Black Sea.
At Sørøya, Seiland and Kokelv you will find good places to catch the big one and at Skaidi you can fish in a good salmon river.
Stop by the heavily guarded Russian border on your way to a king crab safari. And be sure to put on a dry suit and try floating in the Barents Sea.
- The dogs are very social and happy. They love it when guests arrive and it is time for running, says Eirik Nilsen at Holmen Hundesententer.
- Everyone with a drivers license can do this. It is much easier than driving a car, says our guide at Alta Friluftspark Resort.