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The North Cape in Finnmark, Norway Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo/www.nordnorge.com
Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks and Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau. Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo/www.nordnorge.com
The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon which means that the sun does not set during the summer months. Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo/Finnmark Reiseliv
Buy Sami products, silver jewellery or ceramics when you visit Finnmark. Photo: Finnmark Tourist Board
Eat the local dishes with reindeer, grouse, salmon or king crabs when you are in Finnmark. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life
The county of Finnmark covers an area of 48,637 square kilometres and has approximately 72,000 inhabitants. Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo/Finnmark Tourist Board
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. Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo
Watch nature's own theater unfold above you as the most spectacular light installation takes the stage: The northern lights with you on the front row. Photo: Bård Løken/Innovation Norway
There are several direct flights per day from Oslo to Alta and Kirkenes, and Hurtigruten boats call at 11 different ports along the coast of Finnmark. Photo: Norwegian Coastal Voyage
Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and offers northern lights, midnight sun, mountains, Sami culture, reindeer and UNESCO-protected rock carvings. Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
Finnmarksvidda is one of Norway’s largest mountain plateaus and the home of the Sami people. Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
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. Photo: Bård Løken/Alta Friluftspark
The North Cape sea cliff, 307 metres above sea level, has long been a popular and important navigation mark for shipping traffic in the north. Photo: Finnmark Tourist Board

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.
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The North Cape in Finnmark, Norway - Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo/www.nordnorge.com

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.

Finnmark

Source: Visitnorway

Explore Finnmark

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.

Scenic attractions in Finnmark

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

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.

Shopping in Finnmark

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

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.

Round trip in Western Finnmark

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

What to eat in Finnmark

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

Birding in Finnmark

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

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.

The North Cape - Europe's northern end

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.

Towns and places in Finnmark

Karasjok

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

Kautokeino

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

Alta

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

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.

Kirkenes

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

About Finnmark

Tourist Information in Finnmark

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

Key facts about Finnmark

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

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