(English) Hammerfest: the northernmost city in the world

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20 Responses to “(English) Hammerfest: the northernmost city in the world”

  1. Megan 22 januar 2014 1900 #

    i seriously cant wait to explore this region of norway one of these days. i always fly away from norway when i have time off because its expensive to travel here, but now that im slowly making more of an income, i want to prioritize the country that i live in a bit more!
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 januar 2014 1905 #

      There’s heaps to see, but great distances, so you need time. Summer is my favourite time to explore here up north. The day lasts forever, love it.

  2. Ana O 23 januar 2014 0201 #

    Those houses look so cheerful! I would love to visit Hammerfest. I’ve been to the southernmost city, Ushuaia (Argentina) so now I need to cover the north end.

    Any Scandinavian crime writer would write a great story set in that beautiful place.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 januar 2014 1906 #

      Exactly how I’m thinking. After Hammerfest, I had an urge to visit Ushuaia. Still haven’t, but it’s very, very high on my list.

  3. Muza-chan 23 januar 2014 1014 #

    Great photos… the city looks amazing…
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 januar 2014 1907 #

      It’s a special place.

  4. Mette 23 januar 2014 1835 #

    I thought Thule in Greenland was the northernmost city in the world. Goes to show the national bias of geography lessons.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 januar 2014 1910 #

      Haha, true. Thule is further north than Hammerfest, but south of Longyearbyen. And Thule only has about 650 inhabitants.

  5. Corinne 24 januar 2014 1351 #

    I love this. I so want to go. I want to see the Struve point and who doesn’t want to see reindeer?
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 januar 2014 1910 #

      They’re so lovely – and curious. I once had a reindeer trying to stick his head through my car window.

  6. Leigh 24 januar 2014 1655 #

    Great article Sophie – it makes me want to go – on both the summer and the winter solstice.
    I think reindeer are cute and have never thought of them in terms of being bothersome.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 januar 2014 1913 #

      I think the northerners view them as some people see deer here further south – as someone who eats all the raspberries and wrecks the flower beds.

  7. budget jan 25 januar 2014 0040 #

    Polar Night Festival it is then. Love the article and the town looks so attractive. Well with a new coat of paint every year it is sure to :)
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 januar 2014 1913 #

      Bright and colourful :)

  8. Mary 25 januar 2014 0840 #

    How can you not want to visit a place with polar bear greetings and reindeer roaming the street? What a cool and charming place. It’s also a hard place to pass up with visions of the Northern Lights and what sounds like an awesome polar night festival. I’m inspired to visit no matter what time of year.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 januar 2014 1914 #

      Hope you’ll make it, Mary :)

  9. Marisol@TravelingSolemates 26 januar 2014 1835 #

    Interesting post. I have not heard of Hammerfest before. It certainly piqued my interest. Since I visited Iceland in November I’ve been intrigued by the northern countries. I found so much beauty in the iceland despite the harshness of the climate and and had so much respect for the people for being so hardy to endure such harshness. And it looks like its the same in this northernmost of all cities. I would certainly consider visiting Hammerfest anytime of the year.
    I enjoyed reading the long version of your article. I thought your conversation with the transport company rep was hilarious. And I think I’ll give Odd’s coffee a try when I visit the city:)
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 27 januar 2014 1446 #

      Stark but beautiful. Much like the desert, only the opposite.

  10. Larry 1 februar 2014 1015 #

    This place seems way more urbanized than comparable communities in the Canadian Arctic … thanks for the city guide!
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 2 februar 2014 1744 #

      Yes, this is a city. Of sorts :)

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