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.
This tour should be taken between May and November, as the 1000 year old Path is closed outside those months.
Steilneset Memorial, Vardøhus Fortress, Vardø church, The Pomor Museum
You start at Vardø Port - where the coastal steamer Hurtigruten calls every evening.
Places to stop along the way:
Willem Barentsz monument, The Pomor Museum, Town Hall, Steilneset Memorial and Vardøhus Fortress
Best time of day:
This tour are available all day - but why not take the tour in the midnite sun?
This tour should be taken between May and November, as the 1000 year old Path is closed outside those months. Some of the paths can be a little tricky due to the terrain and varying weather.
Join me on a drive through the awe-inspiring arctic landscape in the northeast of Norway. From the modern city of Vardø, along the rocky, scenic road by the coastline of the Barents Sea, to the abandoned fishing village of Hamningberg.