Destination

HAMMERFEST

Hammerfest is an Arctic sea town with its own Polar Bear Society. The North Cape is not far away.

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Ziggi Wantuch/Hammerfest Turist AS

Fly to Hammerfest

Hammerfest leans up against the mountain at the end of the bay. It is the perfect place to start your adventure, and to have an authentic experience of northern life.

The characteristic Arctic landscape surrounds the town and offers a panoramic view of the icy sea.

Put on your running shoes and head towards the top of Salenfjellet. Here, you will have a perfect view of the town and the gorgeous Hammerfest Church. Go island hopping to the sand dunes of Sandfjellet, where rumor has it there are camels! The Struve Geodetic Arc is also worth a visit, and is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
 

Activities in Hammerfest

There are endless opportunities in Hammerfest. There are intriguing little shops, charming architecture and plenty of sights.

If you like to exercise your legs, a hike from downtown to Tyven can be very invigorating. It takes about three hours - on a dirt road during summer or a ski track during winter. You won’t regret taking the time to do this!

Kjøttvikbukta with its bright white sandy beaches is also worth a visit if the weather is nice. You could even camp here for the night, and sit back and enjoy the midnight sun.

  • Hammerfest from the rock Mt. Salen with dancing northern lights above.

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    Ziggi Wantuch/Hammerfest Turist AS

    DANCING AURORA: From Mt. Salen, all of Hammerfest is in front of you, and above you, the northern lights dance over the town.

  • The town and docks in Hammerfest in summer.

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    Ziggi Wantuch/Hammerfest Turist AS

    TOWN LIFE: Hammerfest is one of the world’s northernmost towns. Many of the 7000 inhabitants will be happy to have a nice chat with tourists.

  • Windy seashore in Hammerfest.

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    Ziggi Wantuch/Hammerfest Turist AS

    STORMY NIGHTS: It can get very windy in Hammerfest! When it’s too much, you can light a candle, get a warm blanket and listen to the weather from a safe and cozy room.

  • Hammerfest church at sunset.

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    Ziggi Wantuch/Hammerfest Turist AS

    CONCRETE ARCHITECTURE: The stone and concrete church of Hammerfest was built in 1961 by the architect Hans Magnus.

  • A family by a bonfire with the northern lights above them.

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    Ziggi Wantuch/Hammerfest Turist AS

    BONFIRE: Rent a cabin and make a bonfire in the snow. If you are lucky you might see the northern lights.

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Telephone

+47 98 90 13 20

Post address

Widerøe Ground Handling AS
Hammerfest Airport
Finnmarksveien 70
9600 Hammerfest

Visitor's address

Hammerfest Airport
Finnmarksveien 70
9600 Hammerfest

Workdays

06:00 - 23:45

Saturday

12:30 - 15:15

Sunday

11:30 - 23:45