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Vardoehus Fortress ©
Landmark
Vardoehus Fortress
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Steilneset Memorial
Monument
Steilneset Memorial
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Hamningberg Old Fishing Village
Landmark
Hamningberg Old Fishing Village
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hornoya ©
Island
Hornoya
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Vardø. The other main settlement in Vardø is the village of Kiberg.The 601km2 municipality is the 185th largest by area out of the 426 municipalities in Norway. Vardø is the 326th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,104. The municipality's population density is and its population has decreased by 8% over the last decade.General informationThe town of Vardø and the rural district around it was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 . The law required that all towns should be separated from their rural districts, but because of a low population and very few voters, this was impossible to carry out for Vardø in 1838. The rural district of Vardø was officially separated from the town of Vardø in 1868. Then on 1 January 1964, the eastern part of Båtsfjord was merged with the town of Vardø to create today's Vardø Municipality.NameThe Old Norse form of the name was Vargøy. The first element is vargr which means "wolf" and the last element is øy which means "island". The first element was later replaced (around 1500) with varða which means "cairn". Historically, the name was spelled Vardöe. Plan the details of your Vardo holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Norway road trip planning tool.

Hidden gems in Vardo

Hornoya Vardo Light House
Lighthouse
Hornoya Vardo Light House
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
The Pomor Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Pomor Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
The Partisan Museum ©
Military Museum
The Partisan Museum
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Kiberg Kystfort
Military Museum
Kiberg Kystfort
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Kong Oscar II's kapell
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Kong Oscar II's kapell Grense Jakobselv
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Church of Arctic Sea
Religious Site
Church of Arctic Sea Vadso
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lungomare
Landmark
Lungomare Grense Jakobselv
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Det Hvite Hus ©
Antique Store
Det Hvite Hus Vadso
3.1
Duration: 2 hours

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