Full of monuments, museums and historic buildings, this city deserves a visit also for itss urroundings. You can make interesting excursions seeing Fuglenes, a small peninsula north of the city where the Meridianstotten rises: the monument - a granite column supporting a bronze globe - was erected in honor of the research on Earth measurement carried out in the nineteenth century by Norwegian, Russian and Swedish scientists. Particularly striking is Forsol, a fishing village with remains of settlements dating back to 3,000 BC, 9 kilometers north-east of the center. Fans of ancient history will find the Akkanjarg-Stabba very interesting, an early Christian sacrificial stone used until the 19th century, To the west of the coast of Hammerfest you can see the island of Soroy, the largest in Finnmark with its 4,000 inhabitants and 800 sq km of extension. Wild and partially unexplored, Soroy has its main center, Hasvik, located at the southern end, and along the west coast of Sorvoer, a charming little port overlooking the Norwegian Sea.
Posted by Alessandro Castelnuovo
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