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Erected in 1977 in memory of the large Finnish/Kven immigration to Norwegian Lapland in the 19th century, giving Vadsø the nickname “the Kven capital”.
Exhibition on Hurtigrute quay, Vadsøya, on fishing in the Varangerfjord and the airships, «Norge» and «Italia» on their expeditions to the North Pole in 1926 and 1928.
Opening hours 20 May-30 Sept 07.30-08.15 (arrival of Hurtigrute boat) – at other times on request.
Welcome to Vadsø – where the sky is high and the horizon wide – by the powerful Arctic Ocean. This is home to the exotic king crab and close to 100 species of bird in a beautiful, colourful and vital countryside.
Feel the pleasure of being out in the wilderness and the rewarding feeling of having spent a night out in the fresh air. You can sleep under the open sky, on braches under a traditional Scandinavian improvised shelter or maybe even in an igloo, all depending on the time of the year and the weather conditions.
This is a great opportunity to do something new, lower your shoulders and learn new outdoor skills. Great food and stories also falls within.
As far up from the River Karasjoka as you can hear a dog barking is the Haldecohkka (the Halde top). From this holy mountain you have a 360 degree view of the sky and a perfect place to experience the magical northern light (Aurora Borealis).
At least once in your life you should see the Finnmark Plateau.
On this trip we ski with dogs and pulks (sleds) from the town Alta across The Finnmark Plateau to Karasjok in the heartland of the Norwegian Sami culture. We sleep in tents and most of the trip will be of tracks.
This trip will let you experience the silence of the wilderness, the joy of being outdoors and the absence of crowds.
New Attraction in the Kirkenes area!
Drive your own dog team or be a passenger. This dog-trip is an exellent way to see the wild life in scenic surroundings.
KVALSUND - where sea meets river and mountain.
Kvalsund is a small municipality on the west coast of Finnmark, home to untouched, rugged landscapes, with a whole world of activities on the sea and fjord, lakes and rivers, valleys, hills and mountain plain.
Welcome to the municipality of Nordkapp, at the northernmost point of Europe.
Visit Vardø, the gateway to the North-east Passage and the Barents Sea – and Norway’s only town in the Arctic climate zone. Vardø has a fascinatingly varied history as the oldest town in North Norway; the oldest fishing village in Norwegian Lapland, a fortress town, the centre for the Pomor trade between North Norway and Russia, and the centre for medieval witch hunts. Vardø is also a millennium site, marked by the seaside promenade, the Brodtkorbsjåene buildings and the cultural trail to historical attractions at Steilneset. Commerce: Fishing, services and ever-increasing tourism. Vardø has delightful landscapes, an exciting climate and wonderfully friendly inhabitants. The town’s many festivals reflect the seasons – the Blues festival in the dark season, the wintertime snowball fight festival, the lively summer markets and Michaelmas in the autumn.