Enjoy a panoramic tour through Hammerfest and a visit to the unique Polar Bear Club on this tour that aims to give you a glimpse of the town's most notable sights.
Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world, and although it is covered in darkness from November to January, it enjoys the legendary midnight sun during the summer months. A small but modern town, the main industries have long been fishing and trade, but today, it has also become the central point for the petroleum industry in Northern Norway.
Boarding your coach at the pier, you will set off on a drive through this intriguing town. Along the way, you may spot reindeer in the meadows of the Finnmark Mountain Plains. A photo stop will be made en route to fully enjoy the views of this unique landscape.
As your coach travels through the suburbs you will see many homes that were built after the town was destroyed during World War II and another photo stop will be made at Forsol, a tiny, yet charming fishing village. From here, you will continue on to Mount Salen which offers up breathtaking views over the town, the fjord and the surrounding islands.
Making your way back to the town center, you will pass the Museum of Reconstruction and Hammerfest Church before stopping at the Central Marketplace to visit the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society which is located at the Town Hall. The Society was founded in 1963 with a goal of preserving Hammerfest and its proud traditions as a base for hunting and fishing in Artic waters. Take time to browse through the collection of stuffed animals and native artifacts before re-boarding your coach for the drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 30-minutes of easy walking, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during photo stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, can make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.