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Hammerfest Tourist Information

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Convenenient for centre of town

Co-located with other features so very efficient visit immediately off the Hurtigruten. Suited a... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Beverley H
Dorset, United Kingdom
Good information

Helpful staff who knew a fair bit about the place. Counldt tell me the cost for the reconstruction... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia
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Welcome to the world’s northernmost town, Hammerfest. An Arctic town full of life at 70 degrees North. Hammerfest was officially recognised as a town in 1789 and is the oldest town in North Norway. But did you know that Hammerfest was also the very...more
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Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Co-located with other features so very efficient visit immediately off the Hurtigruten. Suited a short trip to town on a ferry stop.

Thank Beverley H
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Helpful staff who knew a fair bit about the place. Counldt tell me the cost for the reconstruction museum however, but did know where it was. There is also a gift shop with a good selection.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

located close to the port area, good information available and also has the Polar Bear Society Museum inside the building . Toilets also available here.

Thank PamF47
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Really helpful staff and the exhibition was really interesting. It was a cold rainy windy day and it was nice to go in there to be greeted by friendly staff and have a wander around exhibition.

Thank liz c
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Nice stop - souvenirs, info, small museum. MAP! Had a nice walk about the city - up to the church, and too the liquor store - got a few things for the boat - much cheaper.... Friendly people.

2  Thank Tasmandevil
Reviewed 4 March 2018

the ship docked for a short while and this was just outside the dock. it was very interesting although I don't like stuffed animals. The building housed the polar bear society with lots of information about life in the region etc. A good range of...More

Thank MissW55
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We visited here to join the Royal Polar Bear Society and the process was very easy and the young lady on duty was most helpful speaking perfect English, along with being fluent in other European languages. Once you join you get 10% off future purchases...More

Thank Wilmslow_People
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re travelling on Hurtigruten the tourist info and polar bear society stop is literally right at the ship’s gangway. With well presented historical displays (signage in multiple languages), many polar stuffed bears (some you can touch) and birds, it’s a quality and interesting educational...More

2  Thank Sam P
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We arrived here at 10.45 on the Hurtigruten going south, needless to say that it was dark. This is a must visit information centre. Besides providing information on hotels they sell tickets for organised tours. The staff were extremely helpful. It is also a museum...More

2  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Tourist Board share a facility with The Polar Bear Society. The board is very helpful -- and the Polar Bear Society is fascinating!

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Response from Michael B |
Summertime (beginning of Mai till the end of August): weekdays 8:00 till 19:00 weekends 09:00 till 16:00 Wintertime (beginning of September till the end of April): weekdays 9:00 till 16:00 weekends 10:00 till 14:00
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