"The northenmost city in the world!?" Top 5 Page for this destination Hammerfest by adema29

Hammerfest Travel Guide: 113 reviews and 415 photos

General information about the city

Hammerfest has been declared the World's northernmost city on 17 July 1789 and it is hardly fighting to keep that unchanged.
It is still a very important harbour and its fishing industry was always a good business up here. Now the city is flourishing especially due to the construction of the northernmost LNG plant on the Melkoya, a small island in the vicinity of the city.
It was declared first city in the world using the electric street lighting in 1891 but I have to remind you (as a good Romanian) that Timisoara was doing this starting with 1889.
The population is a bit more than 9000 people living in a large area from Soroya to Forsol and Rypefjiord.
You can come here by boat, airplane, car, bike, bicycle or what ever you wish to due to the fact that the city has a benefit of a very good infrastructure.
The airport here is really impressive having about 16 flights per day… For a city with this population it is not a common thing.

The port

The best way to come here seems to be the Coastal Steamer that is leaving everyday the city of Bergen on its way up to Kirkenes. Better known as Hurtigrutten this seems to offer the best view over Norway you can ever dream about.

Street in Hammerfest

  • Last visit to Hammerfest: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2007
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  • traveloturc's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Thanks a lot for your beautiful pages and tips about Norway ..all the best )))

  • Feb 15, 2009 at 7:25 AM

    wow, great page. Thanks.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 5:43 AM

    A most wonderful page about Hammerfest. Loved the information and photos of the Reindeer! Learned a new word for me, "impeller"..thanks for the education.

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  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:52 AM

    Fantastic page!!! Thank to bring back in memory the nice time I spent there!!! With the sun it is much better I remembered!!!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2007 at 7:32 AM

    I had a great trip photographing every direction from both sides of the boat all the way up the coast from harstad to Kirkenes this Feb with lots of snow!! Hammerfest was missed tho. So its nice to see your pictures!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2007 at 2:00 PM

    an interesting page bringing back great memories ! The rendeers all over they city seem to be a new phenominon, I dont remember any when I was there many years ago

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2007 at 12:29 AM

    O pagina splendida si foarte informativa, cu poze superbe si descrieri interesante! Gabriela


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