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Eastern Finnmark: Kirkenes, Vadsø, Vardø, Tana, Nordkyn Peninsula

East Finnmark and Kirkenes

In the far north-east of Norway lies hidden a rugged, bare coast, green meadows and eastern boreal forest. The Sami, Finnish and Norwegian cultures are encountering steadily i  Read more

Borderlands and Sami Homeland

Plains, islands in the fjord, the Gaissene mountains, the taiga and the harsh Arctic coast — the scenery in Finnmark is varied, with wide horizons. Reindeer Sami, sea Sami,...  Read more

Gamvik Museum

On the coast of Finnmark, everything you see has been built since the Second World War. If you want to delve into the area's history, you will have to look a little harder and  Read more

Foldalbruket

A fish processing plant in Kjøllefjord dating from the reconstruction period after the Second World War has been turned into a combined museum, accommodation centre and...  Read more

Old house in Vadsø

Virtually everything in Finnmark was destroyed during the Second World War. However, there are a number of old buildings in Vadsø and Varanger, which reveal the multi-ethnic...  Read more

Slettnes Lighthouse

The world's most northerly mainland lighthouse is situated in the far northeast of the Nordkyn Peninsula. From here, you can only see the endless Barents Sea stretching out to  Read more

Kirkenes – a flashpoint in World War II

Seventy years ago, Kirkenes found itself on the front line of one of the coldest, hardest and most merciless theatres of World War II: the Murmansk front.  Read more

Ceavccageađge – meeting place for 10,000 years

One of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in the Nordic countries is at Ceavccageađge in Varanger. Ten thousand years as a meeting place for hunters, fishers...  Read more

Finnkirka – beauty on the Arctic Sea

Beauty is often found in the most remote places. On the most northerly section of mainland in Europe – the Nordkyn peninsula – you will find the impressive cliff of...  Read more

Music and colour in the Polar Night

Moments of beauty come when you least expect them. Should you find yourself on board the north-bound Hurtigruten on its way east from the North Cape in the dark of the Polar N  Read more

Kirkenes - a borderline case

Kirkenes is about as far east as Alexandria and Istanbul. You easily notice the closeness to both Finland and Russia, in language, food, traditions and the blissful, warm cont  Read more

VAKE – Catching the Varanger wind

VAKE is the world's toughest long-distance snow kiting race in the world's best kiting terrain, the Varanger peninsula.  Read more

Dog sledding on the taiga

One of Norway's most distant destinations, the Pasvik valley, is best experienced on a dog sled in the winter. Join a journey of discovery in the "taiga", a coniferous forest  Read more

Tana Husky - 4 day mystery tour

Join a 4-day dog-sledding adventure in Tana. Take a trip in mid-winter for the Northern Lights and sparkling, frosty days. Or drive a dog team in the Midnight Sun in May!  Read more

Birdwatching in Varanger

The bird life in Varanger stands in striking contrast to the landscape; this barren, treeless landscape is home to a huge concentration of bird life. Our feathered friends don  Read more
 
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