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Hammerfest is a municipality located in the county of Finnmark, Norway. It is the northernmost town in the world and is located on the island of Kvaløya, off the coast of the Barents Sea. Hammerfest has a population of about 8,500 and is the administrative center of the Finnmark region.

The town is known for its unique climate, as it is located on the edge of the Arctic Circle. During the summer months, the sun does not set for a period of time, and in the winter months the sun does not rise for a period of time. This phenomenon is known as the 'midnight sun' and the 'polar night'.

Hammerfest is a historically important town. It was founded in 1789 by a British-Norwegian joint venture, which was the first of its kind in Norway. In 1809, the first steamboat in Norway was built in Hammerfest. During World War II, the German occupation forces destroyed much of the town, but it was rebuilt after the war.

Today, Hammerfest is an important industrial and fishing center. It is home to several factories, as well as a large fish processing plant. The town is also a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to experience the midnight sun and the polar night.

Hammerfest is also renowned for its cultural attractions, including the Hammerfest Church, which dates back to 1789, and the Hammerfest Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the town's history. There are also many outdoor activities in the area, such as skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking.

Excursion tips for a day in Hammerfest

Visiting Hammerfest in Norway is an excellent way to experience the beauty of the Arctic. On a day trip, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in and around the city. Here are some of the top things to do in Hammerfest:

1. Take a tour of the Hammerfest Museum to learn about the city's history and culture.

2. Visit the world's northernmost brewery and sample some of their unique beers.

3. Go on a whale-watching tour to spot some of the majestic creatures in the area.

4. Spend the day exploring the stunning coastline and beaches of the city.

5. Climb the Hammerfest Lighthouse for a stunning view of the city and surrounding area.

6. Take a guided tour of the city's historic churches and monuments.

7. Enjoy a hike or bike ride through the city's beautiful parks and nature trails.

8. Visit the Polar Bear Museum to learn about the region's unique wildlife.

9. Try some of the local seafood delicacies at one of the city's restaurants.

10. Shop for souvenirs at the city's many boutiques and stores.

Experience Hammerfest with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Hammerfest. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Hammerfest

Hammerfest in Norway experiences a subarctic climate with cool summers and cold winters. During the summer months, temperatures range from 10-15°C and the days are usually quite sunny. During the winter, temperatures drop to between -10°C and -20°C and the days are shorter, with snowfall occurring from late November to early April. Spring brings temperatures of around 0°C and a mix of rain and snow, while autumn is generally mild, with temperatures of around 5-10°C.

Cruise weather for Hammerfest

Our weather forecast for Hammerfest helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 18.7 °C
min: 10.4 °C
34.2 m/s
47.9 m/s
73.8 %
17.5 m
88.9 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 20.0 °C
min: 10.1 °C
24.1 m/s
36.4 m/s
93.4 %
23.4 m
75.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 16.4 °C
26.6 m/s
39.6 m/s
64.7 %
24.1 m
60.0 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 20.0 °C
min: 12.2 °C
34.6 m/s
47.2 m/s
53.2 %
21.5 m
74.3 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 11.2 °C
18.0 m/s
20.9 m/s
96.7 %
16.4 m
93.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 11.9 °C
22.3 m/s
37.4 m/s
95.2 %
19.9 m
85.6 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 11.6 °C
min: 10 °C
20.9 m/s
27.7 m/s
100.0 %
20.3 m
94.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 10.6 °C
min: 9.7 °C
19.1 m/s
25.9 m/s
93.1 %
18.9 m
92.9 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 15.5 °C
min: 10 °C
20.9 m/s
25.9 m/s
93.8 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,007 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 16.3 °C
min: 11.8 °C
27.4 m/s
41.0 m/s
41.7 %
24.1 m
70.5 %
1,006 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 11.9 °C
25.6 m/s
34.9 m/s
39.6 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 16.5 °C
min: 11.5 °C
28.8 m/s
42.1 m/s
65.4 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,001 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 12.2 °C
22.3 m/s
30.2 m/s
91.3 %
24.1 m
75.3 %
1,001 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 9.4 °C
18.4 m/s
18.0 m/s
94.5 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,005 hPa

Cruises to Hammerfest

Would you like to travel to Hammerfest on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Hammerfest.

Scheduled ship calls in Hammerfest, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 MS Marina 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 MS Sirena 11:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 08:00 am 01:00 pm
Mar. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Mar. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 08:00 am 01:00 pm
Mar. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Mar. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 08:00 am 01:00 pm
Mar. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Mar. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 08:00 am 01:00 pm
May 31st 2025 Saturday, 31st of May 2025 AIDAluna 09:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jun. 26th 2025 Thursday, 26th of Jun. 2025 AIDAluna 11:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 MSC Preziosa 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 Vasco da Gama 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jul. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Jul. 2025 AIDAluna 11:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Jul. 2025 Vasco da Gama 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 MSC Preziosa 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2025 Friday, 29th of Aug. 2025 Vasco da Gama 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Sep. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 10:00 pm

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