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Hammerfest Tourist Information

Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway
+47 78 41 31 00
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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 1 week ago
Beverley H
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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 2 weeks ago
Anthony S
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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 first town in Norway and Northern Europe to introduce electric street lights in 1891? The polar bear in the town’s coat of arms is the symbol of the town’s proud roots connected to Arctic hunting. In recent years, the town has gained world renown for Snohvit, the world’s northernmost LNG plant, and the very first natural gas development in the Barents Sea. From Hammerfest, you can explore sea, land, mountain and mountain plain – no matter the season! Population: 9,391. Area, municipality: 844 km².
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Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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.

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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!

Thank ronniev687
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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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