Vardø: Pomors, Radars and Witches in the Far North

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    31 Oct 2018
    Clock 35min      Length1mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Come uncover the fascinating history of Vardø. This tour takes you along the streets of Vardø, and let you experience the highlights of the easternmost city in Norway and the oldest city in northern Norway. We'll walk across Steilneset, where 91 people were burned as witches. You'll hear about the great pomor traders of the 19th century. Along the way, you'll learn about the architecture, as well as the cultural and military history of the area. I'll take you to the Vardøhus Fortress, one of the last fortresses in Norway, still armed with soldiers.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Steilneset Memorial, Vardøhus Fortress, Vardø church, The Pomor Museum

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    You start at Vardø Port - where the coastal steamer Hurtigruten calls every evening.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Willem Barentsz monument, The Pomor Museum, Town Hall, Steilneset Memorial and Vardøhus Fortress

    Best time to walk:

    This tour are available all day - but why not take the tour in the midnite sun?

    Precautions:

    Some of the paths can be a little tricky due to the terrain and varying weather.

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