Things to do in Finnmark

Top Things to Do in Finnmark

Things to Do in Finnmark

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  • lindakatarina
    Brussels, Belgium198 contributions
    Before you go, get ready to pay a pretty large sum to enter the area. But as it is a once-in-a-lifetime thing (for most), bite the bullet and get the inside access as well. This is an extra cost.
    The area is beautiful and great for a little walk and some photos. Don’t be afraid to stray away from the pretty boring globe. To the right, towards Skarsvåg, the view is amazing. We saw some reindeer grazing while walking around.
    The panorama movie was nice to watch and they have a great gift shop.
    It is pricey, but one can’t expect anything else from this place.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Ziga
    Trzic, Slovenia4 contributions
    A journey into history. By looking at the pictures carved into the rocks, we got to know part of the history of the peoples who lived in that area (5000 years ago). In addition to the external historical monuments, there is also a museum inside.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • Chris P
    Oslo, Norway29 contributions
    Super-interesting exhibits on Kirkenes's ordeal during WW2. One of the world's few Shturmovik Soviet ground attack planes in perfect condition. Also exhibits on the local mining industry and a wonderful photo exhibit by a local woman in the early 20th Century. Worth at least two hours here.
    Written 13 November 2020
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  • mumbaiace
    mumbai165 contributions
    It is well organised with a lovely cinema hall,and church also.We were unfortunate to have a cold and rainy night when we went there,but still could manage to go to the edge.A must do for all
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • J Wabash
    Glasgow, UK75 contributions
    We had originally planned on a trip to the Tirpitz Museum but it was postponed due to Covid. We finally made it. Our host Even opened the museum for us out of season, and our efforts to get here were well rewarded. There is much local memorabilia gathered over the years, and some donated by visitors. The exhibitions are home spun and informative, placing the Tirpitz in context of what was going on at the time. Well recommended!
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • John A D
    5 contributions
    Absolutely fantastic.!!!
    The layout, the historical photowork and short films, the exhibitions of tools, lances, harpoons, the amazing display of arctic birds ,seals, and wildlife .The precise texts accompanying the photos give one a good insight into the workday and dangers of sailing up into the Arctic ice. The seal hunters , the whalers , their skippers and crew who entered the icy areas way north of the mainland earned and deserved great respect for their endurance and ingenuity. Hammerfest was and is the last ice free harbour before one sails up into the void ,the silence,the howling Siberian winds, the ever shifting ice fields which rose to become mountains and crushed many a strong boat
    Enjoy !!
    Written 6 October 2021
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  • mumbaiace
    mumbai165 contributions
    Amazing sculpture and concepts in the cathedral.It shuts at 330pm,so must go before that.Lovely concpet of northern lights
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • On_the_Road_Again
    Gerrards Cross, UK910 contributions
    It's just a lovely drive. You need to be careful as we had to be in March as snow made driving tricky.
    Written 12 March 2020
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  • Conrad N
    Whitstable, UK700 contributions
    Can't miss it as you come off the ferry. They have free maps, WiFi and toilets. There is a North Norway gift shop with an emphasis on the natural environment and they are co-located with the Polar Bear society museum (also free).
    Written 19 August 2019
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  • Andrewsk8s
    Trondheim, Norway281 contributions
    It is a great FREE thing to see/do in Kirkenes after everything is closed or if you have some time to kill.

    It is basically a statue on a memorial pedestal on a small hilltop. I think it was a nice gesture and the honourable thing to do for soldiers of whatever nationality that fought and died to liberate your city.

    If you have any interest in history I think it is an interesting period when countries had strange bedfellows out of necessity (allies bombing, the Finns, the Nazis, Norwegian resistance, and then the Soviet liberators who will later become Cold War arch-enemies).

    Anyway, it was a 5 minute walk from my hotel in Sentrum. It costs nothing, and it was good exercise. Recommended.
    Written 28 July 2021
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  • Darrencru
    Oxfordshire, UK211 contributions
    This is simple one of the nicest places we have ever been. The scenery, the silence, the wildlife, the adventure were all fantastic and we will definitely be back one day. Just amazing.
    Written 14 October 2020
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  • gmg613
    Cherry Hill, NJ32 contributions
    Worth an hour or two to learn about the effects of World War II on the local population.

    Hardly fancy and lacking a lot of English, they do give a “Senior Discount”
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Stephen R
    Wellington, FL3,195 contributions
    How many people do you know have been to the location where three time zones converge ( Norway, Russia, and Finland)? This is what makes the trek so unique. After a long drive, on some not so smooth roads, and a 5 km walk on grass, dirt and planks, you finally arrive at your designation. What ever you do, do not cross the rope or even the air space between Norway and Russia. It's illegal and there are plenty of cameras to alert the Norwegian authorities that you have broken the law. If you do, you'll be confronted by soldiers with automatic weapons on you way back to the parking lot. Anyway, it's a fun walk in the right weather. Although the monument isn't all that much, it's the thrill of being there that makes the trip warranted. We went through a private tour company and it was extremely pricey, but then again we did it. And did I say, how many people do you know have been where three time zones converge?
    Written 28 January 2019
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  • jjones76b
    Sydney, Australia95 contributions
    This place is located near a major shopping centre. Has excelllent wi fi BUT more importantly the staff were so friendly and helpful and loved to have a chat. Nice souvenirs also.
    Written 25 December 2019
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  • AK_31415
    Hannover, Germany43 contributions
    A nice viewpoint from the top of a hill which allows to have a view into Russia. The city if Nikel can be seen. The tower itself is closed during winter but from the top of the hill you have a nice view nonetheless. In the night you can see the city lughts of Nikel. When driving there don't get confused by the position tripadvisor has in the map. The position in the map us wrong since it shows a Norwegian military outpost. Drive the 885 from Hesseng south to Svanvik, follow the road 885 to Nyrud. Approximately 5km after passing the fuel station/Coop in Svanvik you will reach a place designated '96-høyden' on a blue road sign. Continue to follow the route to the white sign which reads '96-høyden'. It points you to a small way through the forrest on the left/East side of the road. Follow that way to its end and you will just drive into the tower.
    Written 1 December 2016
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