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Gamvik in Norway Gamvik municipality coat of arms


1.415,2 km2

Gamvik Local Directory

Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Gamvik

Gamvik municipality has aproximately 1.000 inhabitants and lies east on Nordkynhalvøya and covers a area of 1.415,2 km2. The township is devided into three with the administrative centre Mehamn with aproximately 850 inhabitants, Gamvik with approximately 250 and Skjånes with approximately 210. The airport in Mehamn have daily flights with the rest of the country and the Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) has daily departures. Mehamn Hotel boasts the most northenly room in mainland Europe (no. 301).

The main industry in Gamvik is fish and we export fish all around the world. Commercial fishing has a long tradition in Gamvik and a lot of people are dependent on fish as their main source of income. The township is well known for it´s rich nature, fishing rivers and waters, and a active cultural life.


Northenly point of mainland Europe. Remember that the North Cape is on an island.


Slettnes lighthouse, the most northenly lighthouse in mainland Europe. After meteorological terms the areas around Gamvik have no summer. A summermonth shall have an average of at least 10 degrees. At Slettnes Lighthouse the warmest month is August with 9,6 degrees. Gamvik have therefore winter, spring and autumn even if they have Midnight Sun and long terms with nice summerweather.


The World´s Most Beautiful Voyage is a voyage like no other. Nothing can compare with it. Nothing about this journey will resemble anything you have ever experienced before. A ticket for the Coastal Steamer is a ticket to the theatre, an 11-day drama in which new acts constantly unfold all around you. See the pictures from the Coastal Steamer taken by one of our passengers.


The Midnight Sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.


Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.


The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.


Deep sea fishing enthusiasts can take a fishing trip out on the ocean. You can fish for salmon, sea trout and Arctic trout. Be aware that there are a number of special rules in regards to fishing. Remember to purchase a fishing licence.


Golfclubs in Finnmark.