More than 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the world's northernmost town is also one of the most widely visited and oldest places in northern Norway. "Hammerfest" means "mooring place" and refers to the natural harbor (remarkably free of ice year-round thanks to the Gulf Stream) that is formed by the crags in the mountain. Hammerfest is the gateway to the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean, a jumping-off point for Arctic expeditions. Once a hunting town, Hammerfest's town emblem features the polar bear. View more
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US$ 8,730 with
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Bus Tour to Mikkelgammen
Depart the pier for the scenic 15mins drive, Upon arrival in Mikkelgammen, your hosts Solveig and Mikkel Sara greet your arrival and invite you into their camp.
Sami Camp Visit
Join them in their lavvu, a traditional turf hut used by the nomadic Sami, while herding and moving on the tundra. Relax on a reindeer skin by an open fire and sample some Sami dishes while Solveig and Mikkel recount the history, culture and everyday life of their people. Mikkel will also demonstrate joik, the typical Sami form of singing and chanting.
Following your visit, this interesting cultural outing concludes with an approximately 15mins drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair.