Established in 1789, Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world. On arrival here, the bus will take you to the Meridian Column, which is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites and commemorates the first official measurement of the exact size and shape of the Earth. From here we also have a spectacular view of Melkøya and the Snøhvit field (LNG).
The town of Hammerfest has a long, eventful history; back in 1891 it was the first town in northern Europe to get electric street lighting produced purely from water power. As we head up Mount Salen, you will learn more about Hammerfest’s unique history, while also getting an insight into both Sámi history and culture and Europe’s first LNG factory (Liquid Natural Gas).
From Salen there are great views over the town and our waiting ship. Before we return to the quay we will drive past the town church which features unusual architecture inspired by fish drying racks.
- Period: January 02 - March 15, May 01 - September 15, November 01 - December 31, 2017. January 02 - March 15, 2018.
- Transportation: Bus
- Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing
- Note: City guide and map provided.
- Not available January 01, December 24, 25 and 31, 2017/18