The Northernmost Town in the World


Price from $152

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



1 hour 45 minutes


Read practical information below

A group of hikers walking in Hammerfest at sunset
  • Enjoy a scenic bus tour of one of the world’s northernmost towns.

  • Learn about the historic events of World War II that impacted Hammerfest history at the Museum of Reconstruction.

  • See the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Salen.

Enjoy a guided exploration of one of the world’s northernmost towns and learn about the historical events that have shaped it. Once we arrive in Hammerfest, the bus will take us to the Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms. There, you’ll learn about the massive efforts that were made to rebuild the region of Northern Norway after World War II.

Then, we’ll head over to the Meridian Column, Hammerfest’s UNESCO World Heritage site. This monument marks the northernmost measuring point of the Struve Geodetic Arc, a chain of survey triangulations that established the exact size and shape of the Earth.

Our last stop on the tour is Mount Salen. On the way up the mountain, you’ll learn more about Hammerfest’s unique history from your knowledgeable guide. From the top, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the town below.

Practical information

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Hammerfest

  • Available period: June 8 – April 8 (excluding December 24–25 and December 31–January 1)

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing

  • Note: City guide and map provided

Excursion can also be combined with: