Hammerfest, Norway Luxury Cruises

Located in the Norwegian Municipality of the same name, Hammerfest is one of the world’s northernmost towns and a key port of call on a number of Norwegian fjord cruises. Owing to its latitude, the sun never sets in Hammerfest between May 17 and July 28, one of the reasons why this part of the world is known as the land of the midnight sun. In contrast, it never rises between November 21 and January 23, making it a unique town to explore. As a settlement, Hammerfest dates back to the 1600s and in 1684 its first church was completed at a time when it only had around 60 inhabitants. It became a town in 1789, after which it continued to expand both in buildings and population, until a catastrophic fire in 1890 destroyed two-thirds of it. Surprisingly, considering its rather remote location, it was the first town in Northern Europe to be lit by electric street-lighting, generated by water. In 1945, it suffered destruction again, this time by occupying German forces. Only a chapel was left standing, which today is the town’s oldest surviving building.

Sightseeing in Hammerfest

Hammerfest’s turbulent history is understandably very prominent in a number of the attractions to be found in the town itself. The Museum of the Reconstruction of Finmark and Northern Troms is a great place to visit if you want to find out more and it tells the story of Nazi occupation of the town during the Second World War and the subsequent burning of Hammerfest by the Nazis, along with many other towns in the Finnmark region.  Moving and informative, it’s a great place to visit and you can also find out more about the history of the area’s indigenous Sami peoples, too. Elsewhere in the town itself, you’ll find the Market Square, where the town hall can be found and the eye-catching Lutherian church, which is a great example of modern architecture and certainly worth a visit.

Shopping in Hammerfest

The Polar Bear is the town’s proud symbol, so a visit to the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society is a natural thing to do while in the town. Here, you can become a member of the club yourself and take home your own polar bear badge and certificate, to prove you visited the town and joined the club while there. As well as taking home an appropriate souvenir, be sure to spend time in the society’s informative museum, where you’ll be able to find out more about the town’s history.

Eating out in Hammerfest

As you would imagine, seafood is popular in Hammerfest, thanks to the Norwegian coast’s rich fishing history and it’s possible to enjoy a range of seafood dishes in a number of the town’s restaurants. Perhaps surprisingly, Hammerfest has a good choice of pizza restaurants too, if fast food is more to your liking. As well as offering panoramic views of the icy Norwegian landscape all around, Salen Mountain is home to Mikkelgammen, a small cabin where’s it’s possible to sample traditional Sami cuisine and enjoy a welcome warming drink.

1 Wine & Romance Voyage
27 August 2019 - 9 nights

Southampton | St. Malo, France | Belle Ile | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | Gijon | Lisbon, Portugal more

Fly Cruise£4039pp
Cruise Only£3849pp
2 Alaska & the Inside Passage - Seward to Vancouver
04 August 2019 - 10 nights

Seward | Seward | Valdez, United States | Yakutat Bay | Icy Strait Point | Skagway | Juneau | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver more

Fly Cruise£18385pp
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3 Great Outdoors - Vancouver to Seattle
06 August 2019 - 14 nights

Vancouver | Wrangell, Alaska, US | Sitka | Icy Strait Point | Seward | Kodiak | Skagway | Ketchikan | Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada | Victoria, British Columbia | Seattle, Washington more

Fly Cruise£3469pp
Cruise Only£2159pp
4 Route Of The Vikings II
06 August 2019 - 24 nights

Reykjavik | Qaqortoq | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Nuuk | Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen), Greenland | Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland | Iiulissat, Greenland | Iqaliut, Nunavut, Canada | Monumental Island, Nunavut, Canada | Lady Franklin Island, Nunavut, Canada | Akpatok Island, Nunavut, Canada | L'anse Aux Meadows, Canada | Havre-Saint-Pierre | Sept-Iles, Canada | Saguenay | Quebec City, Quebec | Montréal, Québec more

Fly Cruise£7289pp
Cruise Only£7269pp
5 Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia)
06 August 2019 - 7 nights

Venice, Italy | Split, Croatia | Dubrovnik | Kotor Bay | Corfu | Giardini Naxos, Sicily | Sorrento, Italy | Civitavecchia more

Fly Cruise£5599pp
Cruise Only£5779pp
6 Alaska to Japan
07 August 2019 - 13 nights

Seward | Kodiak | Dutch Harbour | Petropavlovsk | Kushiro | Hakodate | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£3179pp
Cruise Only£1439pp
7 Vancouver to Seward
07 August 2019 - 7 nights

Vancouver | Ketchikan | Juneau | Skagway | Sitka | Anchorage (Seward), Alaska

Fly Cruise£5969pp
Cruise Only£4519pp
8 Ultimate Alaska Inside Passage
08 August 2019 - 12 nights

Vancouver | Ketchikan | Sitka | Inian Islands, Alaska | Icy Strait Point | Juneau | Wrangell, Alaska, US | Rudyerd Bay (Misty Fjords), AK, United States | Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada | Klemtu, Canada | Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada | Vancouver more

Fly Cruise£5549pp
Cruise Only£4649pp
9 Vancouver to Anchorage (Seward)
08 August 2019 - 7 nights

Vancouver | Ketchikan | Juneau | Skagway | Sitka | Hubbard Glacier | Seward more

Fly Cruise£4599pp
Cruise Only£4599pp
10 Venice to Barcelona
09 August 2019 - 10 nights

Venice, Italy | Zadar | Kotor Bay | Corfu | Taormina (Sicily) | Amalfi/Positano | Civitavecchia | Monte Carlo | Cannes | Palamos, Spain | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£4229pp
Cruise Only£3839pp
11 Western Mediterranean Cruise
10 August 2019 - 9 nights

Civitavecchia | Naples | Palma De Mallorca | Barcelona | Monte Carlo | Santa Margherita | Florence | Civitavecchia more

Fly Cruise£4999pp
Cruise Only£4069pp
12 Barcelona to Lisbon
10 August 2019 - 9 nights

Barcelona | Barcelona | Palma De Mallorca | Valencia | Malaga (Spain) | Cadiz (Spain) | Portimao, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal more

Fly Cruise£4299pp
Cruise Only£4299pp
13 Alaskan Grandeur
10 August 2019 - 10 nights

Vancouver | Haines, Alaska, US | Juneau | Icy Strait (Hoonah) | Sitka | Ketchikan | Queen Charlotte Sound | Victoria, British Columbia | Vancouver more

Fly Cruise£3419pp
Cruise Only£2599pp
14 Secrets of the Cyclades
11 August 2019 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Delos | Mykonos (Greece) | Mykonos (Greece) | Paros Island, Greece | Patmos, Greece | Santorini (Greece) | Chania/Souda, Greece | Neapolis | Elafonisos | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£6399pp
Cruise Only£5839pp
15 Iberian Images - Lisbon To Monte Carlo
12 August 2019 - 11 nights

Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Cadiz (Spain) | Gibraltar | Ibiza | Ibiza | Barcelona | Barcelona | Saint-Tropez | Saint-Tropez | Monte Carlo | Monte Carlo more

Fly Cruise£3349pp
Cruise Only£3019pp
16 British Isles
13 August 2019 - 12 nights

Amsterdam, Holland | Dover | Inverness | Greenock (Glasgow) | Belfast | Liverpool | Dublin | Cobh | Cobh | Amsterdam, Holland more

Fly Cruise£6329pp
Cruise Only£3939pp
17 Greece Intensive Voyage
13 August 2019 - 11 nights

Venice, Italy | Kotor Bay | Corfu | Zakynthos, Greece | Gythion | Monemvasia, Greece | Chania/Souda, Greece | Santorini (Greece) | Patmos, Greece | Mykonos (Greece) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£5029pp
Cruise Only£4559pp
18 Classic Connoisseur - Rome to London
14 August 2019 - 14 nights

Civitavecchia | Livorno (Italy) | Toulon (France) | Barcelona | Cartegena, Spain | Malaga (Spain) | Seville | Lisbon, Portugal | Oporto | Bordeaux | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St. Malo, France | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£3199pp
Cruise Only£3029pp
19 Seward to Vancouver
14 August 2019 - 7 nights

Anchorage (Seward), Alaska | Sitka | Juneau | Skagway | Ketchikan | Vancouver

Fly Cruise£5999pp
Cruise Only£4329pp
20 Reykjavik To Kanjerlussuaq
14 August 2019 - 12 nights

Reykjavik | Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland | Aapilattoq, Greenland | Uunartoq Island, Greenland | Nanortalik | Qaqortoq | Hvalsey | Itilleq | Qassiarsuk | Nuuk | Evighedsfjord | Kangaamiut, Greenland | Illiulissat | Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland | Kangerlussuaq more

Fly Cruise£13129pp
Cruise Only£13129pp
21 Mediterranean & Italian Sojourn
15 August 2019 - 14 nights

Barcelona | Barcelona | Marseille | Saint Tropez | Monte Carlo | Livorno (Italy) | Livorno (Italy) | Civitavecchia | Naples | Sicily (Trapani), Italy | Crotone (Calabria), Italy | Bari, Italy | Sibenik | Venice, Italy | Venice, Italy more

Fly Cruise£5680pp
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22 Romance Of The Rivieras
15 August 2019 - 7 nights

Barcelona | Mahon, Spain | Marseille | Monte Carlo | Saint-Tropez | Bastia, Corsica, France | Portovenere, Italy | Civitavecchia more

Fly Cruise£3219pp
Cruise Only£2899pp
23 Seward (Anchorage), AK To Vancouver-Alaska
15 August 2019 - 7 nights

Seward | Juneau | Skagway | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver

Fly Cruise£4299pp
Cruise Only£4299pp
24 Eastern Caribbean
17 August 2019 - 7 nights

Fort Lauderdale | San Juan | Charlotte Amalie | Tortola, British Virgin Islands | Nassau | Fort Lauderdale

Fly CruiseCall
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25 Greece & Dalmatian Delights
17 August 2019 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Monemvasia, Greece | Katakolon, Greece | Nydri, Nisos Lefkda, Greece | Brindisi | Dubrovnik | Zadar | Venice, Italy more

Fly Cruise£3389pp
Cruise Only£3199pp
26 Athens to Dubrovnik
18 August 2019 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Navplion, Greece | Hydra, Greece | Corinth Canal, Greece | Nydri, Nisos Lefkda, Greece | Parga, Greece | Corfu | Kotor Bay | Dubrovnik more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£6289pp
27 Amalfi Coast & Greek Isles
19 August 2019 - 11 nights

Civitavecchia | Catania, Sicily, Italy | Santorini (Greece) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Mykonos (Greece) | Nauplion | Katakolon, Greece | Valletta | Naples | Civitavecchia more

Fly Cruise£5899pp
Cruise Only£5639pp
28 Barcelona to Athens (Piraeus)
19 August 2019 - 10 nights

Barcelona | Marseille | Monte Carlo | Livorno (Italy) | Civitavecchia | Valletta | Santorini (Greece) | Kusadasi (Ephesus) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£3499pp
Cruise Only£3349pp
29 Lisbon To Monte Carlo
19 August 2019 - 11 nights

Lisbon, Portugal | Portimao, Portugal | Cadiz (Spain) | Gibraltar | Motril | Valencia | Ibiza | Palma De Mallorca | Barcelona | Barcelona | Monte Carlo more

Fly Cruise£4799pp
Cruise Only£4799pp
30 Ultimate Alaskan Sojourn
20 August 2019 - 11 nights

Vancouver | Ketchikan | Rudyerd Bay (Misty Fjords), AK, United States | Wrangell, Alaska, US | Sitka | Haines, Alaska, US | Juneau | Inian Islands, Alaska | Icy Strait Point | Seward more

Fly Cruise£4649pp
Cruise Only£3389pp
31 Oslo to Stockholm
20 August 2019 - 10 nights

Oslo, Norway | Southampton | Zeebrugge | Amsterdam, Holland | Copenhagen | Berlin (Warnemunde) | Gdansk, Poland | Visby | Stockholm more

Fly Cruise£6519pp
Cruise Only£5879pp
32 Circle Japan Intensive Voyage
21 August 2019 - 14 nights

Tokyo | Aomori, Japan | Akita, Japan | Kanazawa | Sakaiminato, Japan | Busan | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe | Kobe | Shimizu | Tokyo | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£3739pp
Cruise Only£1989pp
33 Vancouver to Seward
21 August 2019 - 7 nights

Vancouver | Ketchikan | Juneau | Skagway | Sitka | Anchorage (Seward), Alaska

Fly Cruise£5169pp
Cruise Only£3779pp
34 Iconic Western Mediterranean - Rome to Barcelona
22 August 2019 - 7 nights

Civitavecchia | Livorno (Italy) | Livorno (Italy) | Monte Carlo | Saint Tropez | Marseille | Barcelona | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£3290pp
Cruise OnlyCall
35 Alluring Italy & Riviera
22 August 2019 - 7 nights

Civitavecchia | Livorno (Italy) | Portofino | Antibes, France | Bandol, France | Palamos, Spain | Palma De Mallorca | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£3139pp
Cruise Only£3139pp
36 Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord
23 August 2019 - 7 nights

Seattle, Washington | Ketchikan | Juneau | Skagway | Victoria, British Columbia | Seattle, Washington

Fly Cruise£3189pp
Cruise Only£2219pp
37 Romantic Riviera - Monte Carlo to Rome
23 August 2019 - 8 nights

Monte Carlo | Cannes | Ajaccio | Livorno (Italy) | Livorno (Italy) | Portofino | Porto Venere, Italy | Piombino, Italy | Civitavecchia more

Fly Cruise£2699pp
Cruise Only£2049pp
38 Western Caribbean
24 August 2019 - 7 nights

Fort Lauderdale | Costa Maya | Cozumel | Georgetown (Grand Cayman) | Key West | Fort Lauderdale

Fly CruiseCall
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39 Adriatic & Greek Glories
24 August 2019 - 7 nights

Venice, Italy | Vodice | Kotor Bay | Kerkira, Corfu, Greece | Sami, Cephalonia, Greece | Gythion | Nafplion | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£3819pp
Cruise Only£2899pp
40 Viking Homelands - Stockholm To Bergen
25 August 2019 - 14 nights

Stockholm | Stockholm | Helsinki | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | Tallinn | Gdansk, Poland | Warnemunde | Copenhagen | Aalborg, Denmark | Stavanger, Norway | Eidfjord, Norway | Bergen | Bergen more

Fly Cruise£5140pp
Cruise OnlyCall
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