"Welcome to HAMMERFEST" Hammerfest by Leipzig

Hammerfest Travel Guide: 95 reviews and 350 photos

Hammerfest is located at 70° 39' 48" north and has been therefore world's northernmost city since July 1789. It was founded because of its natural harbour, which does not freeze at any time of the year. In 1891 Hammerfest was the first town above the arctic circle with electric street lighting.

  • Last visit to Hammerfest: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2003
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  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2005 at 1:07 PM

    Very good photos, a place worth considering for future trips. Only why is it so far?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2004 at 2:35 PM

    A lovely page for great memories, Christian ! I came there several times by cruiseship and maybe I return in summer 2004...

  • Mar 25, 2004 at 9:20 AM

    There´s no problem to live there, but I helps a lot if you´re actually born and raised there..like I am..:-)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2003 at 6:52 PM

    it is a facinating off the beaten path destination....thanx for sharing Christian

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 2:31 AM

    And you picked one out of 31 days per month with rain ... :-) How can one live there?

  • shdw100's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 5:53 AM

    Polar Bear musuem, hmmm, I could join that! Great page and photos

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2003 at 2:55 AM

    Nice interesting information ..great photos..But could there!!

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2003 at 12:30 PM

    The church looks really unusual! Great informations!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 12:55 PM

    Awesome climate!!!! Apparently it rains all the time there!!!! Nice page, though!!!

  • Alice-Kees's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 4:29 AM

    Very interesting information on this not so well known city!

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