Once again, there leading railway is the most northerly in the world. Around a million tonnes of ore in Kirkenes annually offered to. A monument to the Soviet soldiers who fell here in 1945 is one of the attractions. The Soviet border is only a stone’s throw away, and to the great port of Murmansk there are 150 kilometers in the air which means a stone’s throw at the Nordic worlds. The Hurtigruten ships run also the easternmost city in Norway with the name of Vardo with its passenger, mail, and package services. It is located on the small island Vardoya which is separated from the Mainland by the Strait of buses. Even Vardo was badly damaged in the second world war and later rebuilt.
But it has lost much of its former importance, since before the first world war, it operated a flourishing trade with Russia. It already goes back to the 14th century and was granted town rights in 1789. The triumvirate in the extreme northeast of Norway joins Vadso, also a stop for the Hurtigruten ships. It was built in the 18th century and was granted town rights in 1833. The main occupation is fishing and resulting fish trade as well as in Vardo. Also a mounting mast for dirigibles located here by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen for his airy polar expedition, with the Norge”in 1926, and by the Italian Umberto Nobile in 1928 for his Italia has been used. We will meet a second construction of same kind, which served the two and also the Americans Byrd, later on Spitsbergen. On the third Sunday in January point takes place every year by the way 18: 00 in the premises of the Royal ice bears Club in Hammerfest the General Assembly. But living not too many are likely to arrive by over 20,000 members, which has become one of the Club all over the world, except in Hammerfest. Because the polar night is now far less attractive than the experience of the midnight sun, which now still for days will not go among Crusaders on the way to Nordkapp and Spitsbergen for the mid-summer Nordland. Heino Tegeler