Travel Blogs from Hammerfest, Norway

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Tempelfjorden cruise..., Svalbard, Norway travel blog

Tempelfjorden cruise...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... small and would have been crammed had the maximum number of seventy been there. Most of the people who visit Svalbard are from Norway or Sweden, and this trip was no different as I was the only person whose first language was English. It seems that ...

Superb walk to Trollsteinen, Svalbard, Norway travel blog

Superb walk to Trollsteinen

A travel blog entry by rich

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Next up on my busy schedule was a 6-7 hour walk to the summit of Trollsteinen (850m), this time as part of a group of eight people. However, eight soon became six when an American lady really struggled with the opening steep hike and consequently turned ...

Cruise to Barentsburg..., Svalbard, Norway travel blog

Cruise to Barentsburg...

A travel blog entry by rich

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I was aching all over when I woke up on Sunday morning, and I could quite happily have stayed in bed, but I had a full day cruise to look forward to so I eventually got up. For the first time since my arrival, the weather was quite poor with thick clouds ...

Hike to Platafjellet..., Svalbard, Norway travel blog

Hike to Platafjellet...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... isbjorn. I browsed through the souvenir shops on my way back to the guesthouse and bought a few little mementos, before getting an early night ahead of a busy day that will see me return to the altogether warmer climate of Oslo in the south of ...

North of Norway, Cape North / Tromso / Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

North of Norway

A travel blog entry by beagui

North of Norway, one ...

Top of Eurpoe!!, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Top of Eurpoe!!

A travel blog entry by heidiandrew

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... Traveling up the Norwegian coast, rugged and raw mountains continued. We hiked up to view the Sventisen glacier, second largest in Norway. The cold, fresh air, falls in the snow and challenging hike were worth the unique and beautiful blue-ice formation. ...

Hammerfest, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Hammerfest

A travel blog entry by doodlebugs

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The coastal steamer made a brief stop at ...

The most northern city in the world, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

The most northern city in the world

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... team scored the lowest- must have slept a bit too much and missed vital answers! The quiz killed a bit of time. Finally arrived in Hammerfest. Had a quick driving tour of the town- there is not much to it. Then drove to our campsite at the top of the ...

Lots of sleeping, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Lots of sleeping

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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Slept until brunch at 11am, then went back to sleep as there is not much to do in Hammerfest at all. Got up mid arvo and sat around in the cabin chatting to Anita and Bridget. Anita and I went for a pre-dinner walk to find reindeer, after 15 minutes we ...

Hammerfest: North Of North, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Hammerfest: North Of North

A travel blog entry by ehjelter

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... has always been fishing. Until the Napoleanic Wars the population never exceeded 350 souls. Few people realize that Hammerfest was the northernmost extension of Britain's mainland blockade against Napolean. This area of Finnmark purchased grain from ...

The most northerly town in the world, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

The most northerly town in the world

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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... join the Russian effort and complete the measurement from points as far north and south as possible. The measurements were concluded in Hammerfest in 1852. The distance measured was approx. 2000 kilometres. Okay so I may be a science dork but I found ...

Later, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Later

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

To set pin on my travel map, and to add ...

Northernmost city of the world, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Northernmost city of the world

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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I just wanted to show this destination on my travel map, because this is the northernmost city of the world.  I also visited North Cape, 71 degrees north of the Equator on October 1, 2010. Please refer to my Norwegian Coastal Cruise travelogue. ...

Narvik to Hammerfest, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Narvik to Hammerfest

A travel blog entry by traveltragic

... pants Moose & reindeer beside road Alta -stopped for tea at a Lapp camp - like Indian tee-pees with furs & antlers around. Windy & freezing at Hammerfest when we arrived at 11pm, so stayed in the youth hostel instead of camping. Midnight ...

Hammerfest, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Hammerfest

A travel blog entry by traveltragic

Walk around town Afternoon mail boat ride - very interesting, rough seas Nice fish dinner in the common room at ...

Quieter day, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Quieter day

A travel blog entry by monkeypants

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... bitterly cold outside but we have braved being on deck a couple of times.  We only had a short stop today in a town called hammerfest And tonight we are going to be stopping in Tromso again at about midnight.  Not sure yet what we plan to do in ...

Cod it's a lovely day to fish, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Cod it's a lovely day to fish

A travel blog entry by raniroo

As we headed to Hammerfest. The landscaped changed again. It was cold tundra and no fauna. As we drove to the campsite, we kept stopping as their were lots of reindeer running about. Our campsite over looks the Artic Ocean and is gorgeous. Contiki ...

The northernmost city of Europe., Hammerfest (N70˚ / E24˚), Norway travel blog

The northernmost city of Europe.

A travel blog entry by luckydux

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Hammerfest, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Hammerfest

A travel blog entry by reisender

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The midnight sun, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

The midnight sun

A travel blog entry by dgor5665

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Late entry!!, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Late entry!!

A travel blog entry by monkeypants

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Little little was SO proud, she wanted me to post this extra blog to show everyone her certificate for braving the ice dunk! Dave and I got one too.....but really, little little was the star of the show.  :-) ...

Jul 10, 2010, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Jul 10, 2010

A travel blog entry by babasmith

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Jun 20, 1977, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Jun 20, 1977

A travel blog entry by bmtravel

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Still dark!, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Still dark!

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins

Stayed up till 12.30 last night, taking a tour round the deck every half hour or so. It started off completely closed in with heavy cloud, and by 12.30 the South was clear with a huge full moon and stars, but the north was still clouded over, so we gave ...

Halohalo special...., Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Halohalo special....

A travel blog entry by underwaterminer

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... I could only witness this magnificent view in the postcard and movie but here I've seen it for real.   The town of Hammerfest, Norway is the northernmost town in Europe with a population of 10,000(2005 estimate). See, only few people living here ...

Most Northern City in Europe, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Most Northern City in Europe

A travel blog entry by kylajo

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... stopped in at the Polar Bear Society museum, which was quite charming. There was interesting information about polar bears and Hammerfest … but better was a small shrine where one is supposed to kneel before the Great polar bear master, a floating ...

Inside the Arctic Circle, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Inside the Arctic Circle

A travel blog entry by lasondra

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... of the Hammerfest skyline is a natural gas facility with a large smokestack/flame.  We saw our first reindeer between Alta & Hammerfest.  First grazing in the hills, later in the road.  Reindeer are NOT cute and fuzzy like in films ...

Hammerfest/honningsvag, Hammerfest, Noorwegen travel blog

Hammerfest/honningsvag

A travel blog entry by romijnbot

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Hier nog een bericht van de noord kaap het is echt winter maar droog weer we zijn even inhonningsvag Wezen winkelen en dat moet ook vlug wand om 2 uur is het al donker En we zouden om 3 uur weer gaan varen naar kirkenes maar het weer verslechte zo ...

Hammerfest in the sunshine, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

Hammerfest in the sunshine

A travel blog entry by sandjtravels

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After a very short night we arrived in Hammerfest.  A bit different from last time, we have sunshine.  Walked around the town, nothing was open so we walked to the top of the hill over looking the church and the harbour.  Last time we were ...

the northernmost city, Hammerfest, Norway travel blog

the northernmost city

A travel blog entry by hale_bopp

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... this plane from Kirkenes to Vadsø, from Vadsø to Honningsvåg and now from Honningsvåg to Hammerfest.   Even the most provincial airports in Norway offer Wifi for free *like*. Thankfully nearly all of our accommodations include a breakfast ...

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