On arrival in Hammerfest, the bus will take you to the Meridian Column. It commemorates the first official measurement of the exact size and shape of the Earth, and is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. The place also offers interesting views of Melkøya and the LNG plant where gas from the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea is processed.
Hammerfest has a long, eventful history; back in 1891 it was the first town in northern Europe to get electric street lighting produced purely from hydropower. While heading up to the Mount Salen, you will learn more about Hammerfest’s unique history, and get an insight into the Sámi history and culture. From Salen there is a great view over the town. On the way back you have a chance to see the town church, featuring unusual architecture inspired by fish drying racks!
Dates: 1 May - 15 Sept, 1 Nov -31 Dec 2016 (exception of 1 Jan, 24-25 Dec and 31 Dec 2016), 1 Nov 2016 - 15 Mar 2017, 1 May 2017 - 15 Sept 2017