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A Hammerfest wander & hospital stay

A May 2004 trip to Hammerfest by funkipickle

Restoration Museum for Finnmark and Nord-Troms Photo, Hammerfest, Norway More Photos
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A Hammerfest wander & hospital stay

Overview

Hammerfest Bay Photo, Hammerfest, Norway
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I arrived in Hammerfest after being on the Hurtigrute and enjoying looking around the town for the day. I also returned back to the town when I got injured in Karasjok dog sledding and visited Hammerfest Hospital. It just happened to be my 30th birthday, so it certainly was very memorable! If you have to visit the hospital (hopefully not!), you can be rest assured that you will be well looked after. I am okay now thankfully! I would certainly advise visiting the local reconstruction museum. It is very well laid out and provides some wonderful displays and information about Hammerfest’s struggle after the Second World War.Quick Tips: If you find yourself arriving in Hammerfest du...Read More
Restoration Museum for Finnmark and Nord-Troms Photo, Hammerfest, Norway
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This wonderful museum covers Finnmark’s history from the Stone Age up until today, with the main emphasis on the period after World War II. Finnmark’s population was forced to evacuate during the war, and the county was burnt completely to the ground. The museum gives you insight into the situation that met the returning Finnmark residents after the war ended and their optimistic battle to reconstruct this part of the country. The museum utilises board displays, audio effects, a DVD show, and walk-in exhibits in an imaginative way. Some of the information has yet to be translated into English, but a summary is in a helpful leaflet that is provided by one of the very, very helpful staff members. It ...Read More

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Restoration Museum for Finnmark and Nord-Troms
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St Michaels Church door Photo, Hammerfest, Norway
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After leaving the Hurtigrute coastal steamer at 6.30am after a 5-day journey from Bergen, we found ourselves wandering what on earth we would do for the day whilst we waited for our connecting bus at 3.40pm to Karasjok. Sunday wasn't the best day to arrive in arctic Hammerfest, as nothing was open until 11am! So we decided to have a walk around Hammerfest and see the sights it could offer. We dropped off our backpacks at the luggage lockers in the shop/waiting area for the bus station situated to the left of the Hurtigrute dock and then walked towards the town.Hammerfest can be pretty chilly in the winter, so get kitted out in warm clothes, gloves, and a hat, otherwise you will q...Read More

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funkipickle

funkipickle
Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom

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Snowy walk in Hammerfest