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Vardø [2] is a town in Finnmark. It is the easternmost point in Norway and, strange as it may seem, it lies east of Istanbul! Vardø should not be confused with the neigbouring town with a similar name, Vadsø.

Get in

By plane

Vardø has a small airport (IATA: VAW), witch has flights to Alta and Kirkenes.

By car

Vardø is the endpoint for E75.

By boat

It's a port on Hurtigruten, and a quick visit to the fort can just be managed on the southbound voyage.

Get around


  • The fort is impressive but has never fired a shot in anger - only as a welcome for the return of the sun in February after the season of continual darkness.
  • The Lutheran Church.
  • Memorial to the victims of being accused of witchcraft by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois [3].


Visit Vardø church - It is even possible to walk there and back from the Hurtigruten! Interesting church in the vestibule of which is a model of the previous building which was destroyed. Warm welcome from the local guide who explains both the history of the building and the symbolism of the architecture depicting the Trinity and the relevance for today.






  • Gjestegården Pensjonat, Strandgata 72, +47 78987529.



Get out

Routes through Vardø
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