Hammerfest, Norway

The bright and bustling Arctic town of Hammerfest, one of the northernmost municipalities in the world, is a feast for the eyes after a near-60-mile stretch of uninhabited Finnmark coast. Many tours visit the iconic Church of Hammerfest, with its triangular design, as well as the Meridian Column, a UNESCO World Heritage Site commemorating the Struve Geodetic Arc—a 19th-century undertaking to measure the size and shape of the Earth. Get to know the indigenous Sami people at their local camp, where they welcome guests with a traditional "joik" (chant) around a firepit and offer tastes of delicacies like smoked salmon and cloudberry jam. A can’t-miss stop for history buffs, the Museum of Reconstruction showcases Norwegian resilience after WWII destruction. Fishing excursions call to anglers seeking trophy catches, and hikers can navigate the zigzagging path up Mount Salen for panoramic views.

Language: Norwegian
Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Hammerfest, Norway Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 28 29 31 35 41 51 58 56 48 39 33 30
Low 19 20 23 27 34 42 48 47 41 33 25 22
Average 24 25 27 31 38 47 53 52 45 36 29 26
Temperature (Celsius)
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High -2 -2 -1 2 5 11 14 13 9 4 1 -1
Low -7 -7 -5 -3 1 6 9 8 5 1 -4 -6
Average -4 -4 -3 -1 3 8 12 11 7 2 -2 -3
Precipitation Days
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Days 30 27 29 29 31 29 29 28 29 31 30 31

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