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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.
Vadsø has an impressive range of services and cultural activities, with an annual musical festival and numerous cultural events. This was the central area for the Finnish/Kven immigrants in the 19th century, and the stop over site for the two North Pole expeditions.
Vadsø has a world of adventure just waiting for visitors, with outdoors pursuits, hunting and fishing in varying countryside. The Arctic Ocean and the Arctic nature are always close at hand, making their distinctive statements.
Area, municipality: 1,259 km²