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Ekkerøy, Arctic riviera

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Ekkerøy is one of the oldest fishing villages in Finnmark. Previously a typical old Sami settlement along the Varangerfjord, Ekkerøy became one of the new «Norwegian» villages.

The island of Ekkerøy has Norwegian Lapland’s only nesting cliff with access by road almost all the way. The nesting cliff and nature reserve are only a five-minute walk from the carpark. There is also a marked nature and cultural trail through beautiful countryside with fascinating information boards on the bird life and fauna, local history and cultural memorials. Ekkerøy is a traditional fishing village, 15 km east of Vadsø. It has a museum, café, restaurant, lovely beaches and accommodation.//Welcome to Varanger Arctic NorwayIn the far north and as far east as you can go in Norway, where the sky meets the sea, lies Varanger, bathed in the midnight sun and the northern lights of winter. Here the wild landscape meanders through bird-nesting cliffs, fishing villages, and rugged headlands – out to the end of the world.
Nature offers rivers teeming with fish, snow-clad plains, exotic king crabs, birds breeding in spring, leaping salmon, the shining sea, and dancing northern lights. People and traditions make Varanger an Arctic melting pot of communities and cultures. Varanger is a different experience. Scenery and settlements, the light, the colours, the lofty sky and wide horizon, exciting activities and the open people.// Read and learn more about Varanger Arctic Norway here: www.visitvaranger.no or send us an email to visitvaranger@gmail.com

Last updated: 08/31/2023

Source: Book Finnmark

Ekkerøy, Arctic riviera

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