Hammerfest

Known as one of the world's most northern settlements, this lovely town features an ice-free bay and a relaxed atmosphere.

Hammerfest is one of the northernmost towns in the world. It is located on the northwestern coast of the island of Kvaloya, just north of Rypefjord and southwest of the village of Forsol. The town has an ice-free harbor, including the nearby island of Melkøya which is home to a natural gas processing station. It processes gas from the Snohvit gas field in the Barents Sea. Rypefjord is a suburb to the south of the town. The main church for the town and municipality is Hammerfest Church. The "midnight sun" is above the horizon from 15 May to 31 July, and the period with continuous daylight lasts a bit longer. Polar night, on the other hand, lasts from 23 November to 19 January.
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  • Hammerfest in Noorwegen - Hurtigruten met de MS Lofoten, aug. 2013
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