Top 8 Things to do in Hammerfest, Norway

October 16, 2017 Hector Krause

 Hammerfest (help·info) (Northern Sami: Hámmárfeasta) is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Hammerfest. Some of the main villages in the municipality include Rypefjord, Forsøl, Hønsebybotn, Akkarfjord, Akkarfjord, and Kårhamn.
Restaurants in Hammerfest

1. The Polar Bear Society

Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway +47 78 41 31 00
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4.5 based on 184 reviews

The Polar Bear Society

The Polar Bear Society is located on the coastal steamer pier, together with Hammerfest’s Tourist Information. Join the world famous and exclusive society, and receive the Polar Bear Pin as proof that you visited the World’s Northernmost Town – Hammerfest! Our museum showcases our proud traditions with fishing and hunting in arctic conditions. There is also a gift shop. You can only become a member in the Polar Bear Society when you visit Hammerfest in person. A membership costs NOK 200,00 as a one time fee. The money supports the exhibition and pays the components of the membership: the Polar Bear pin in silver and enamel, a sticker with our logo on, a brochure with our statutes and some information, a diploma with your name on signed by the mayor of Hammerfest, a membership card with your own membership number.

Reviewed By simply-peregrinating - Burnley, United Kingdom

In an expensive country a great little museum like this which is free to enter is most welcome. The museum is an extension to the tourist information office.
The museum is small but is exceptionally well laid out and informative with good exhibits, the stuffed animals being in excellent condition.
A must if you are visiting Hammerfest, located right by the Hurtigruten terminal.

2. Hammerfest Tourist Information

Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway +47 78 41 31 00
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Hammerfest Tourist Information

Welcome to the world’s northernmost town, Hammerfest. An Arctic town full of life at 70 degrees North. Hammerfest was officially recognised as a town in 1789 and is the oldest town in North Norway. But did you know that Hammerfest was also the very first town in Norway and Northern Europe to introduce electric street lights in 1891? The polar bear in the town’s coat of arms is the symbol of the town’s proud roots connected to Arctic hunting. In recent years, the town has gained world renown for Snohvit, the world’s northernmost LNG plant, and the very first natural gas development in the Barents Sea. From Hammerfest, you can explore sea, land, mountain and mountain plain – no matter the season! Population: 9,391. Area, municipality: 844 km².

Reviewed By GoonerGav - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

In this office you can discover the history of the town and its inhabitants, human and animal.
The walls are covered with information.
There are stuffed animals all around, many a photo opportunity is within this building.
Housed in this office is The Polar Bear Society, were you can register for a 'one off' donation and make your contribution to their conservation.
This is more than the usual tourist office. A must visit when in this most Northerly Town.

3. Hammerfest Church

Kirkegata 21, Hammerfest 9600, Norway +47 78 40 29 20
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4 based on 77 reviews

Hammerfest Church

Reviewed By Adele H - Copenhagen, Denmark

Hammerfest church - the previous church was burned down during WW2 when the Nazis retreated in 1944. It has a stunning interior and it's free of charge to visit.

4. Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms

Kirkegata 21 | Postboks 1224, Hammerfest 9616, Norway +47 78 40 29 30
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms

Reviewed By Adele H - Copenhagen, Denmark

The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and North Troms - the museum commemorates the war and the scorched-earth policy of Hammerfest by the retreating Nazis during WW2 and it's reconstruction. During the war 50,000 people from the North were forced to evacuate to the south, while 25,000 hid in caves or found refuge elsewhere - relying on the allies (especially the Russians) to come rescue them.

5. Jernteppet

Strandgata 24, Hammerfest 9600, Norway +47 412 95 888
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Jernteppet

Reviewed By JohnnyTraveler85 - Molde, Norway

Just another bar. However, it is probably the only bar in Hammerfest with some class. Could recommend the beer tasting.

6. Struve Geodetic Arc

Fuglenes, Hammerfest, Norway
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4 based on 44 reviews

Struve Geodetic Arc

Reviewed By Alan P - Caddington

We didnt even know about the history attached to this memorial and celebration of its amazing scientific contributions. Amazing and well worth a visit.

7. Fountain Mother and Child

Town Square, Hammerfest 9600, Norway
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3.5 based on 7 reviews

Fountain Mother and Child

Reviewed By mdcwa - Olympia, WA

It is a very nice Fountain in the center of Hammerfest. The day we were there we found some children playing near the Fountain and many adults sitting on park benches around the Fountain.

8. Go North

Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway
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Go North

GO NORTH is your partner for guiding, events and activities of all kind in Hammerfest and Kvalsund. We direct our services to guests from near and far and offer guided tours in Norwegian, English and German language.

Reviewed By VictorVONDOOM88 - Brisbane, Australia

Great place to visit, all the staff members are friendly, awesome, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Especially Minerva!

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