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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 10, 2015
Vuorji mountain and Lievnasjaure lake

My name is Nikki and I live in Amsterdam. I am planning a hiking trip this summer to northern Finnmark in Norway.

I read this book that really inspired me to go over there. I don't know if you have heard about it before, it is really popular in Holland. I believe in English it is called Beyond Sleep, by W.F. Hermans. It is about a scholar going on a fieldtrip in that area.

He starts in Skoganvarre, then heads West towards the Vuorji mountain and the Lievnasjaure lake. Then he goes south to Karasjok and I believe he follows a famous marked trail with small stones too.

I am looking for people with some experience in this area who might have information about these places, the hiking and camping itself and maybe if you know some local guides that can help me.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2012
Camping in Finnmark in August  (2 Answers)


My girlfriend and myself are going camping in Finnmark in August, we'll be there for around 10 days and plan to generally travel round and take in the cool scenic environment. Now I am not exactly sure what kind of gear to bring. Would we need polar level sleeping bags in a tent with blackout fabric?

If someone can give me some pointers, I'd be more than happy!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2007
My next travel  (1 Answer)

The next November we travel to North of Norway, I have almost decided the itinerary from oslo to Trondheim and to Bodo , but I have some doubt with respect to Ttromso, Hammerfest and North Cape. The final intention is the North Cape, but I canĀ“t find which bus or boat have to take, some suggestions from people living there, or have been there in winter? Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2007
trekking to North Cape  (1 Answer)

I'd like to go for a 7-10 day trekking in Finnmark. My initial idea is to fly to somewhere (maybe Hammerfest?) and walk to the Nordkapp (15-20 Km per day), but at the moment is only an idea... I would like to know if there is any good map or trekking guide of that area to evaluate some different routes. On the other hand, anyone know if July is a good season to walk in Finnmark? I've read that in some areas there are lots of mosquitos...

Thanks a lot!

Jordi Garcia-Pausas

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2006
Accomodation in Northern Norway in Winter

Did I say in November.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2006
Accomodation in Northern Norway in Winter

Anybody have any good suggestions for less expensive accomodation in Alta, Hammerfest and Honningsvag. Thanks, Michael

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2006
Hurtigruten.nordkapp to lofoten,lofoten to tromso/bodo  (5 Answers)

As many people knows, hurtigruten is a nice way of travelling in the north coas of norway. my point is that i am not able to find in its web site, , the info I really need.
I will get nordkapp from finland. Once I am there, I want to start using hurtigruten so as to visit lofoten. and from there, i may go to tromso (there are cheap flights to oslo) or bodo.
anyway, i m not able to find the timetables and prices for those 2 trips (nordkapp lofoten-for instance svolvaer-,and then lofoten tromso/bodo.)probably the problem, besides the website design, is my huge lack of knowledge with regard to the names of the ports I need to use; but I have map, I guess the names of them, and theres no way to find them in the web...

can anyone helps me, trying with that website and knowing something more about the coast? has any of you made this trip before, or can tell me more or less how many days can it take me? is it a dialy option?

thanks so much for you help!

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