An urban surprise along a barren, mostly uninhabited coast, Hammerfest is an arctic town full of life and outdoor adventures.
Hammerfest city is positioned along the harsh Norwegian coast, but is sheltered by the large Sørøya island.…More
The Polar Bear Society is located on the coastal steamer pier, together with Hammerfest’s Tourist Information.More
Ever present, towering on the horizon, the Tyven mountain promises a magnificent, unhindered view over…More
The Protestant Church of Hammerfest was built by architect Hans Magnus from Oslo, who among other things also…More
UNESCO world heritage in HammerfestMore
The old lighthouse path winds down the mountainside.More
We go by boat from Hammerfest to Akkarfjord on the island Sørøya - "the green island of the north". From here…More
The Fountain at Hammerfest Town Square was a gift from former U.S. Ambassador to Norway, Charles Ulrick Bay.More
Welcome to the museum of Post-war Reconstruction for Finnmark and North-Troms.More
Accommodation in Hammerfest: Centrally located in Hammerfest, the world,s northernmost town, the hotel enjoys…More
Along the National Tourist Road to Havøysund, you’ll find Kokelv, a slightly secluded pearl of nature at the…More
In September 2015, our brand new hotel opened in the northernmost town in the world, Hammerfest. Our rooms…More
Gamvik Nordre is a sheep holding farm.More
Seiland Explore have apartments for rent.More
In scenic environments in idyllic Sandøybotn, Sørøya, Sørøya Gjestestue awaits, luring with activities unikely…More
Akkarfjord Hostel is a good alternative if you are looking for a reasonable place to stay on the island of…More
Hammerfest can easily be reached by car. Coming from the south, take the E6 and come through the town of Alta. Follow the road to the north over a high plateau called Sennalandet. When you get to the junction in Skaidi, take the Rv94 over the Kvalsund Bridge and after about another hour you arrive in Hammerfest. Coming from the North Cape, just drive straight ahead along the Rv94.
Amongst others there are direct public bus connections to Hammerfest from Skaidi (one hour), Alta (2,5 hours) and Honningsvåg (3,5 hours).
The most beautiful manner of getting to Hammerfest is probably to take the coastal steamer Hurtigruten. Most of the ships can take cars and come to town twice a day – one southbound and one northbound.
Hammerfest Airport is a regional airport at Prærien in Hammerfest which provides the town with connections to Tromsø, Alta, Honningsvåg and many other destinations in Finnmark.
Hammerfest has no permafrost, in spite of the extreme northern location, as the annual temperature is approximately 2 °C (36 °F). The temperatures varies from an average −5 °C (23 °F) in January to 11 °C (52 °F) in July.
The driest months are May, June, and July; with on average of 50 millimetres (2.0 in) of rainfall. The wettest period is October through December.
During the summer months, there is continuous daylight, while during winter, the sun does not rise above the horizon. Read more about the midnight sun.
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