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"Finnmark - Europe?s rough north" Europe Things to Do Tip by Leipzig

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  impressions of the Finnmark
by Leipzig

The Finnmark is the barren and mostly treeless region in Norway’s north. It belongs to the subarctic region with polar nights in winter and polar days in summer. Long fjords and a vast inland plain dominates the topography. Despite of the low amount of plants the region attracts with rich bird life, wild reindeers and elks as well as enormous fish resources – especially Salmons. Highlight is of course the North Cape, Europe’s northernmost point. Most of time it is foggy here but if you are a bit patient you can get the chance to see the Arctic Ocean when the wind tear the fog a bit.
Due to the Gulf Stream all fjords keep free from ice in winter, one reason for settlements here. The Sami people are the natives who have been living here since the Stone Age.
Hammerfest is world’s northernmost city and headquarter of the "Royal Ancient Polar Bear Society“ – if you want you can join.

Address: The very north of Norway

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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