The Northernmost Town in the World
Join us on a bus tour to explore Hammerfest and learn about the events that have shaped the town at the top of Europe.
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
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
1 hour, 45 min
Bring comfortable shoes and warm, windproof clothing
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.