The Town of Hammerfest in Finnmark county, Norway is one of the northernmost towns in the world. Due to its strategic location and excellent harbor, Hammerfest has long been an important way station for shipping, fishing and Arctic hunting.
Hammerfest is located on the northwestern coast of the island of Kvaløya and close to several charming villages. In its heyday, ladies wore the finest Paris fashions and in 1890 Europe's first electric street lighting was installed. Nowadays it proudly claims to be the world's northernmost town and a great starting point for many activities in the region.
Why not take the ferry out on the ‘Bygderuta’ (village route) to one of the neighbouring islands, take the ‘Sikksaksveien’ (zigzag path ) up to the Salen mountain and enjoy the spectacular view, go deep sea fishing, hiking up to the Storfjellet or visit the indigenous Sami people just to name a few. Our hotel in Hammerfest is the perfect place to stay when exploring this exotic destination.