HammerfestLand of the Midnight Sun, with a polar bear club.
Hammerfest is the world’s northernmost town, located just 200km south of the Arctic Circle. The locals are used to the extreme conditions, but visitors are often caught off guard by the winter darkness, which lasts for more than three months each year. However, the long summer days more than make up for it, with 24 hours of sunlight in late June and early July. The town is a great base for exploring the rugged Finnmark region, with its dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife. There’s also plenty to do in town, from dog sledding to fishing, and the lively local nightlife is the best in the north.