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West-Finnmark: North Cape, Hammerfest, Alta

West Finnmark and North Cape

The rock carvings in Alta, Hammerfest’s micro-city culture, the glaciers in the west and the tourist route to Havøysund are worthy stops on the way to the end of the world...  Read more

North Cape – at the end of the world

In the same way as points such as the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn, the North Cape is a place that every authentic traveller simply has to visit. The outermost reach of Eur  Read more

North Cape in winter; a mini-expedition

Among the candidates for the title “World’s End”, the North Cape is one of the most obvious. Join a convoy to the North Cape plateau in mid-winter and you’ll understand why....  Read more

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel - Alta

Once you have made the choice to travel all the way to Northern Norway, you may as well go the whole distance: put on your woollen underwear and hat, creep into your sleeping  Read more

King Crabs - tasty monsters

Out in the fishing fields to pull in the pots. Suddenly, the deck is covered with huge, ugly crabs. Have your photo taken with a king crab – and then get ready for a king...  Read more

Bird Safari to Gjesværstappan

One of the biggest bird cliffs in Norway is located due west of the North Cape and is home to an impressive variety of species. Almost 1 million puffins live there, along with  Read more

The Struve Geodetic Arc

The meridian column on Fuglenes in Hammerfest is a modest monument to one of the biggest scientific tasks in the world: that of measuring the planet itself. It marks the start  Read more

Rock carvings in Alta

Around 6,000 depictions that are up to 7,000 years old are to be found all around Alta Fjord: fishing scenes, bear hunts, animals, geometric figures and portraits of people. T  Read more

4000 Fishing Lakes in Porsanger

A true fishing story: the world’s largest sea trout weighing 19.85 kg was caught in the Lakselva River in Porsanger! Porsanger boasts 4,000 fishing lakes, so there’s plenty...  Read more

The world’s most northerly summer city

An urban surprise along a barren, mostly uninhabited coast, Hammerfest has summer atmosphere by the bucketful.  Read more

All about Summer-Alta

6,000 rock carvings, riverboat trips up to the mighty canyon in Sautso, the dramatic story of the sinking of the Tirpitz: Alta offers some unique impressions. Golf, summer dog  Read more

By riverboat up the Alta Canyon

The Alta Canyon is the most monumental river canyon in Northern Europe, and the best way to enjoy the scenery is by traditional riverboat. joined a riverboa  Read more


The most northerly county of Norway is also the most easterly, the biggest, and the most ethnically diverse.  Read more

Hunting the Northern Lights in Alta

The town of Alta lives up to its reputation of being the place where visitors have a high probability of seeing the Northern Lights, and the little company Glød will take you  Read more

Finnmarksløpet: Europe’s longest sled dog race

1,200 kilometres with 14 dogs over 5-6 days across snowy Finnmark: 160 teams and more than 1500 dogs will take part in Finnmarksløpet, a great test of strength and a great...  Read more
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