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Sandhornøy

SALT

For thousands of years people have followed the movement of animals and the seasonal rhythms in the Arctic landscape. Footprints are few. SALT is inspired by and moves in that same Arctic landscape with care and respect.

KIBERG

Kiberg

Kiberg Kiberg has played a vital role in North Norway’s contact with the East: Pomor trade (frontier trade with Russia), Russian fish marketing and partisan activities. A culture trail leads from the partisan museum, through the fishing village and up to “Fort Kiberg’ on Kibergnesset point. The Partisan Museum is open daily between 1 Jun and 31 Aug from 08.00-18.00.

VADSØ

Scandic Hotel Vadsø

Accommodation Vadsø: Modern hotel located in the centre of Vadsø. Vadsø is the capital of Finnmark and is known as the Finn city of Vadsø due to the great amount of Finnish immigration in the mid-18th century. Vadsø is also known for its rich cultural life and Varanger has several festivals a year. In recent years, the king crab has come into the Varanger fjord, resulting in crab fishing becoming become very attractive for visitors.

Kirkenes

Grense jakobselv

60 km from Kirkenes is a small village on the Arctic coast. King Oskar II built his stone chapel here in 1869. The beautiful beaches here are very popular with locals and visitors on warm summer days. On the road to Grense Jakobselv, you pass Storskog border station, Norway’s only official border crossing point to Russia.

Kirkenes

Bugøynes

Picturesque and lively small community with shops, a post office and school approx. 95 km west of Kirkenes.

Vadsø

Exhibition "Luftskip og båter"

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.

Vadsø

Immigration monument

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”.

VADSØ

Tourist Information in Vadsø

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.
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