City walk and The Polar Bear Society

City walk and The Polar Bear Society

Take a stroll in the Polar Bear-city Hammerfest and become a knighted  member of The Polar Bear Society

Sunshine over Hammerfest on a beutiful winter day

About the excursion

Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes.

Direction: Southbound

Disembarkation port: Hammerfest

Embarkation port: Hammerfest

Time: 11:45–13:45

Meal:  A taste of salted and dried salted cod

Level: 1 (Read more)

Season: All year round

Min/max persons: 5 –15

Booking reference: xx

Price: From £ 89per person

Viewpoint Salen. Sunset in Hammerfest on a beautiful winter day.

Hammerfest calls itself the world's northernmost city and takes the position seriously. They have a Polar Bear in the municipal coat of arms and a Polar Bear Society with an exhibition that introduces you to hunting and fishing traditions, ancient trade routes and life in the Arctic. At the end of the visit here you will take part in a small knighting ceremony that makes you an exclusive member of the Polar Bear Society.

Hammerfest is an old town and got electric street lights as early as in 1891. On this excursion you will have a stroll through the city center, past the town hall and the Arctic Portal and get a good insight into Hammerfest's rich history. 

You will see the modernist concrete church built after inspiration from the old tradition of drying fish on fish flakes. Hammerfest was burned and laid in ruins during World War II. On the way back to the quay we pass the old chapel, the only building which stood left after the war. We also get a glimpse of the typical reconstruction architecture that came in the late forties and beyond fifties.

People visiting The Polar Bear Society. Photo: Ziggi Wantuch.

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