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Skarsvåg is a small fishing village located in the northernmost part of Norway, in the county of Finnmark. It is situated on a small peninsula in the Varangerfjorden, just north of the town of Vardø. With a population of just over 500 people, Skarsvåg is one of the smallest and most isolated settlements in Norway.

The village is home to a variety of wildlife, including seabirds, seals, and whales. Much of the area is also covered in dense boreal forest, with a variety of plant and animal species.

Skarsvåg has a long history, dating back to the Iron Age. During the Viking Age, the area was an important trading post and many archaeological artifacts have been found. In the 17th century, the village was the site of a battle between the Swedish and Norwegian forces, during the Great Northern War.

Today, Skarsvåg is a popular tourist destination, with many people visiting to experience the unique nature and culture. The village is also home to a number of traditional wooden buildings, many of which are still in use today.

The main industry in Skarsvåg is fishing, with many of the locals relying on the sea for their livelihoods. The village is also home to a fish processing plant, which processes and exports a variety of seafood products.

The village is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Skarsvåg Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the area's history. Every summer, the village also hosts a traditional folk festival, where locals and visitors alike can experience the unique culture of the region.

Excursion tips for a day in Skarsvåg

Skarsvåg is a small fishing village in northern Norway, located on the island of Magerøya. It is a great destination for those looking to experience the beauty of Norway’s northern coast. Here are some activities you can do as a tourist on a day trip to Skarsvåg:

1. Visit the Nordkapp Museum and learn about the history of the area.
2. Take a boat tour around the island and observe the stunning coastal scenery.
3. Hike up to the viewpoint at Knivskjellodden, the northernmost point of mainland Europe.
4. Visit the historic Skarsvåg Church, built in 1795.
5. Explore the local shops, restaurants and cafes.
6. Take a stroll along the waterfront and admire the views of the Barents Sea.
7. Go bird watching and spot a variety of species in the area.
8. Go fishing and see if you can catch some of the local fish.
9. Visit the local fish market and buy some fresh seafood.
10. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Experience Skarsvåg 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 Skarsvåg. 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 Skarsvåg

Skarsvåg in Norway experiences a cool temperate climate with long, cold winters and mild summers. During the winter months, temperatures drop below freezing and snowfall is common. In the spring, temperatures start to rise, with average highs of around 10°C. In the summer months, temperatures reach an average high of around 17°C, with long days and plenty of sunshine. In the fall, temperatures begin to drop, with average lows of around 4°C and light rainfall. Overall, Skarsvåg has a cool climate with distinct seasonal changes.

Cruise weather for Skarsvåg

Our weather forecast for Skarsvåg 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: 15.5 °C
min: 10 °C
39.2 m/s
55.1 m/s
59.5 %
21.7 m
85.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 11.6 °C
min: 9.7 °C
16.9 m/s
22.3 m/s
95.8 %
21.0 m
95.4 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 11.8 °C
20.5 m/s
20.5 m/s
72.3 %
24.1 m
83.1 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 12.4 °C
min: 9.9 °C
12.6 m/s
15.1 m/s
82.0 %
13.9 m
95.5 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 10.1 °C
19.8 m/s
23.4 m/s
82.0 %
18.8 m
93.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 12.4 °C
min: 10.3 °C
66.6 m/s
92.5 m/s
100.0 %
14.1 m
91.0 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 10.6 °C
min: 9.7 °C
70.9 m/s
93.6 m/s
94.6 %
18.5 m
88.6 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 11.7 °C
min: 10 °C
43.9 m/s
55.7 m/s
86.3 %
24.1 m
88.6 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 14.8 °C
min: 11.8 °C
23.0 m/s
25.2 m/s
90.6 %
24.1 m
78.4 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 10.8 °C
42.1 m/s
61.6 m/s
84.7 %
22.4 m
84.0 %
998 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 12.0 °C
min: 10.6 °C
42.1 m/s
60.8 m/s
91.3 %
21.1 m
83.6 %
997 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 11.4 °C
min: 8.1 °C
34.2 m/s
46.1 m/s
95.0 %
23.9 m
83.4 %
1,002 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 8.1 °C
min: 7.2 °C
25.7 m/s
23.9 m/s
99.8 %
23.9 m
79.6 %
1,011 hPa

Cruises to Skarsvåg

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Scheduled ship calls in Skarsvåg, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 4th 2025 Wednesday, 4th of Jun. 2025 Silver Endeavour 02:30 pm 09:00 pm
Jun. 12th 2025 Thursday, 12th of Jun. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 26th 2025 Thursday, 26th of Jun. 2025 MS Europa 06:00 pm 12:00 am
Jul. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Jul. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Jul. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Jul. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 06:00 am 11:30 am
Jul. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Jul. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 03:00 pm 09:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2025 Wednesday, 30th of Jul. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 06:00 am 11:30 am
Aug. 1st 2025 Friday, 1st of Aug. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 03:00 pm 09:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2025 Saturday, 9th of Aug. 2025 MS Europa 07:00 pm 12:00 am
Jun. 17th 2026 Wednesday, 17th of Jun. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 28th 2026 Tuesday, 28th of Jul. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am

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