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Gammelveien - The Old Road, is a great way to experience the distinctive nature surrounding Hammerfest. Starting by the church of Hammerfest, the road twists and turns along the side of and around the Salen mountain, and delivers several of the town's best views.
Alta – the City of the Northern Lights – where past meets future!
Berlevåg is an active fishing community at 70° N on the Arctic Ocean. The inhabitants live in the fishing villages of Kongsfjord and Berlevåg, where they work with fishing, fish processing, trade and public and private services.
Welcome to the tourist information located on 70 degrees north!
The Old Road in Øksfjordbotn.
Considered a very important cultural monument. Impressive road engineering skills where the landscape and road melt together in such a way that they enrich and compliment each other. The old road is a memorial and testimony to the efforts of the old road builders from 1905-1910. It is rare to find a stretch of road from the turn of the century as well preserved as this.
Located in Øksfjordbotn, on the boundary between Alta and the Municipality of Loppa.
Sørøya has some of the oldest remnants of human activity in Norway, some of them dating all the way back to 9000 B.C. This means that Sørøya has been inhabited for 11,000 years! Several of the sites are easily accessible from the road.
This Nature and Culture trail is located 10 km south of the village of Kautokeino. Itis 4.5-km long marked trail with information signs and a picnic area with an earth and turf hut (“jordgamme”), and a probable sacrificial stone, “sieidi”, which is a protected cultural monument. This trail was selected as the Outdoor Area of the Year in Norwegian Lapland in 1997.
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”.
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.
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).