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Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Hammerfest. Some of the main villages in the municipality include Rypefjord, Forsøl, Hønsebybotn, Akkarfjord, and Kårhamn.The municipality encompasses parts of three large islands: Kvaløya, Sørøya, and Seiland. Other small islands such as Lille Kamøya and Kamøya are also located here. Most of the municipality does not have a road connection with the rest of Norway. Only Kvaløya island is connected via the Kvalsund Bridge.General informationThe municipality called Hammerfest by og landdistrikt was established on 1 January 1838 . It included the town of Hammerfest and the vast rural district surrounding it. The law required that all towns should be separated from their rural districts, but because of low population, and very few voters, this was impossible to carry out for Hammerfest in 1838. Eventually, on 1 January 1852, the rural district was separated from the town of Hammerfest to form the new municipality of Hammerfest landdistrikt . The northern district of Maasø was separated in 1839, and the southern district of Kvalsund was separated in 1869. On 1 January 1992, the municipality of Sørøysund was merged with the town of Hammerfest to form a new, larger municipality of Hammerfest.Make your own Hammerfest vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Norway family vacation planner.
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Best things to do in Hammerfest
The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society
Visit for: 1h 30min
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Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms
Visit for: 1h 30min
Seiland National Park
Visit for: 8h
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Struve Geodetic Arc
Visit for: 30min
Fountain Mother and Child
Visit for: 1h
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