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Finnmark

The vast county of Finnmark is the home of the Sami - Norway’s indigenous people. Experience midnight sun, northern lights and the North Cape.

Rica Hotels

Rica Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains in Norway and covers most of the country.

Go on a cruise with Hurtigruten

Witness stunning scenery with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast. Travel the entire voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, or hop on and off as you wish.

Finnmarksløpet dog sledding race

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.

What to do in Finnmark

Join a fisherman on the fjord or experience a king crab safari, get to know Sami culture, try dog sledging or go on a snowmobile safari.

Tourist Information in Finnmark

The tourist information offices in Finnmark will help you book accommodation and plan your trip.

King crab safaris 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.

Key facts about Finnmark

The county of Finnmark covers an area of 48,637 square kilometers and has approximately 72,000 inhabitants.

Scenic attractions in Finnmark

Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.

Shopping in Finnmark

Sami products, silver jewelry and ceramics are among the many souvenirs you can buy when you visit Finnmark.

What to eat in Finnmark

Sample local dishes made with reindeer, grouse, salmon or king crab when you visit Finnmark.

Round trip from Tana to Lakselv

Driving from Tana to Lakselv takes you past famous salmon rivers and the Børselvfjellet mountains.

Hiking in Finnmark

With its fjords and the unique Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau, the vast county of Finnmark is well-suited for hiking holidays for the whole family.

Birding in Finnmark

Finnmark offers fantastic opportunities for birding. The Varanger Peninsula in eastern Finnmark is one of Norway's most exclusive bird areas.

Getting to Finnmark and around

There are several direct flights daily from Oslo to Alta and Kirkenes, and Hurtigruten boats call at 11 different ports along the coast of Finnmark.

Where to stay in Finnmark

Stay at one of many camp sites or rent a fishermen's cabin. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta and Kirkenes SnowHotel are both made of snow and ice.

The Arctic

Nature rules the north of Norway, and over thousands of years, people have found ways to adapt to the Arctic climate.

Finnmarksvidda

Finnmarksvidda is one of Norway’s largest mountain plateaus and the home of the Sami people.

Varanger National Tourist Route

Get a taste of the far north in this less traveled corner of Norway. Rich bird life, history and long summer nights lit by the midnight sun all await.

The Arctic Race of Norway Road Cycling Competition 2014

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.

Hunting for the northern lights with the Sami

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.

Dog Sledding in Finnmark

Travel to the Pasvikdalen Valley near the Russian border to meet 50 Alaskan huskies, and try dog sledging with Norway host David Spinx.

Alta

Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and offers northern lights and midnight sun, mountains, sami culture and reindeer.

TripAdvisor forum on Alta

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

The North Cape

When standing at the North Cape cliff with the iconic globe monument, only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole.

Havøysund National Tourist Route

The road to Havøysund follows the ocean’s edge in wild and barren terrain towards the far north of Norway and its enticing Arctic light.

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

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.

Snowmobile trip and king crab safari

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.

Kirkenes

The small town of Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the East.

Kautokeino

There are 3,000 people and 100,000 reindeer in Kautokeino. The Sami culture is vivid and authentic.

Karasjok

Karasjok is the Sami capital and a cultural junction in Finnmark.

The Struve Arc

The Struve Arc is an UNESCO protected chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Northern Norway to the Black Sea.

Round trip in Western Finnmark

Experience the North Cape and Karasjok on this round trip in Western Finnmark.

Round trip in Eastern Finnmark

Visit Sami villages, travel to the border area between Finnmark and Russia or join the locals catching king crabs in Eastern Finnmark.

Fishing in the Hammerfest area

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.

Bird watching at Ekkerøy

Experience spectacular bird life in Northern Norway. Ekkerøy Holiday House offers environmentally friendly accommodation close to nature in Finnmark.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta

All interior and exterior is made of snow and ice in this luxurious hotel, even the glasses in the bar.

Rock carvings Alta

The UNESCO-protected rock carvings in Alta, Finnmark, bear witness to human activity in Northern Norway already in the prehistoric period.
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Hurtigruten

A journey with the iconic Hurtigruten offers the best views at a gentle pace – it is the ideal way to discover Norway’s varied coastal landscape.
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Excursions en route

Hurtigruten’s extensive program of excursions takes advantage of local guides and benefits from calling at ports that larger ships cannot reach.
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Classic and short voyages

The Classic Roundtrip Voyage with Hurtigruten is a 12 day journey, but there are also shorter options available.
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Four seasons with Hurtigruten

Every season has its charm; the northern lights in winter, the Arctic awakening in spring, the midnight sun in summer and the vivid colors in fall.
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Explore authentic Norway with Hurtigruten

A Hurtigruten voyage is arguably the best way to experience Norway. Discover fjords, waterways and ports that other ships cannot reach.

Dog sledding in Alta

- 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.

King crab safari

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.

Snowmobile trip in Alta

- Everyone with a drivers license can do this. It is much easier than driving a car, says our guide at Alta Friluftspark Resort.
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