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home                    Famous for being

Hot Spots         the northern most

Fjords              city in the world,

Lofoten Islands    hammerfest is truly a unique city that

oslo                  is rich in Norwegian culture and history.      

                 Hammerfest was established in July of 1789, which

                 makes it the oldest city in northern Norway.  The

                 first international measurements of the

                circumference of the earth were done in

                hammerfest in 1852 and it had the first electric

               electric street lights in all of northern Europe

              installed in 1891.