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Hammerfest is the northernmost town on earth ! Of course there are lots of villages on earth that are further north but Hammerfest is the northernmost TOWN ! All of the town looks very modern and there is a sad reason for that :
In the very last days of WW II the german troups, who had occupied Hammerfest during the war, left this place and burned down all of the houses and only a small wooden chapel on the cemetery has survived, simply because it was surrounded by a lot of graves and the flames did not reach this tiny chapel (my last pic!).
This chapel was built in 1937 and is now the oldest building of Hammerfest.

Every day 2 Hurtigruten-ships will come to Hammerfest:
The NORTHbound ship will dock from 05.15am till 06.45am
and the SOUTHbound ship will stay there between 11.15am and 12.45pm,
so in both cases you only have about 90 minutes to explore the town and normally that is also enough time to take a little walk and maybe do some shopping.
Passangers who take the tour "Breakfast at the North-cape" on the southbound voyage
will come back onboard their Hurtigruten-ship in Hammerfest !
The cruiseterminal for ordinary cruiseships as well as for Hurtigruten-ships is conveniently in the centre of town, surrounded by some museums and lots of shops.

Directions: Hammerfest is in the very north of Norway, click on the link below and read more about it in my Hammerfest-page !
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1ffe4/35905/

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  • Written Sep 13, 2011
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