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West-Finnmark: North Cape, Hammerfest, Alta

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

Finnmarksløpet: Europe’s longest sled dog race

1,000 kilometres with 14 dogs over 5-6 days across snowy Finnmark: 146 teams and more than 1500 dogs will take part in Finnmarksløpet, a great test of strength and a great...  Read more

Alta: the City of Northern Lights in a wintry landscape

The first scientific observations of the northern lights were made in Alta, and with its dry climate, Alta is one of the best places to see them. Add a unique hotel made of sn  Read more

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

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

Offroad Finnmark

Offroad Finnmark is the world's toughest off-road bike race, with a 700 kilometre (435 miles) route criss-crossing the untouched wilderness of the Finnmarksvidda plateau.  Read more

Knivskjelodden — northernmost north

Knivskjelodden extends a mile further north than North Cape. Getting there on foot involves a long hike, but the terrain is not challenging or difficult in any way. For any ab  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

Tromsø to the North Cape

There is a particular appeal in travelling to the end of the road at the North Cape – Europe's outermost point. There are modern churches, glaciers, war memorials, trading...  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

By canoe down the Alta River

A summer canoe trip down the Alta River is a wonderful, almost lazy way to experience one of Europe's best salmon rivers.  Read more

Hiking over Sørøya island to Kjøttvikvarden

Hiking on Sørøya island, at the edge of the Arctic climate zone, in an almost completely uninhabited region, might sound tough. In reality, however, it's quite an easy hike...  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

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

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
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