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Hammerfest Tourist Information

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Tourist Information should be your first stop when visiting this beautiful northern town. Staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grand Bend, Canada
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Nice tourist information centre with plenty of leaflets and advice on offer. Also a good selection... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Patrick K
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the world’s northernmost town, Hammerfest. An Arctic town full of life at 70 degrees North. Hammerfest was officially recognised as a town in 1789 and is the oldest town in North Norway. But did you know that Hammerfest was also the very...more
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Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway
+47 78 41 21 85
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tourist Information should be your first stop when visiting this beautiful northern town. Staff are friendly and helpful, and there are many pamphlets available. The attached gift shop was very well stocked, and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kiwibuddy1
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Nice tourist information centre with plenty of leaflets and advice on offer. Also a good selection of souvenirs. Situated at the port this should be a first call

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Patrick K
Reviewed November 17, 2018

We called in to Hammerfest while on a Norway cruise. The staff were very helpful in directing us to attractions. There are a good selection souvenirs at reasonable prices for Norway. Best of all is the free exhibition of animal and bird life. They get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BernC8
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We found Hammerfest to be a very pleasant little town when we visited during a short stop from a Hurtigruten ship. The Tourist Office was the ideal stating point. It offers the normal information and advice for visitors but has the added bonus of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Co-located with other features so very efficient visit immediately off the Hurtigruten. Suited a short trip to town on a ferry stop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Beverley H
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Helpful staff who knew a fair bit about the place. Counldt tell me the cost for the reconstruction museum however, but did know where it was. There is also a gift shop with a good selection.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed June 26, 2018

located close to the port area, good information available and also has the Polar Bear Society Museum inside the building . Toilets also available here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PamF47
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Really helpful staff and the exhibition was really interesting. It was a cold rainy windy day and it was nice to go in there to be greeted by friendly staff and have a wander around exhibition.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank liz c
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Nice stop - souvenirs, info, small museum. MAP! Had a nice walk about the city - up to the church, and too the liquor store - got a few things for the boat - much cheaper.... Friendly people.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Tasmandevil
Reviewed March 3, 2018

the ship docked for a short while and this was just outside the dock. it was very interesting although I don't like stuffed animals. The building housed the polar bear society with lots of information about life in the region etc. A good range of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Summertime (beginning of Mai till the end of August): weekdays 8:00 till 19:00 weekends 09:00 till 16:00 Wintertime (beginning of September till the end of April): weekdays 9:00 till 16:00 weekends 10:00 till 14:00
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