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1.436,1 km2

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Unjarga / Nesseby municipality is located furthest on Varangerhalvøya peninsula, by the Varangerfjord. Surface area of 1.436,1 km2 with approximately 900 inhabitants. Crossroads for Eastern Finnmark. Nesseby comprises the inner stretch of the Varangerfjord. A coastal Saami borough with a thriving culture that has survived the changing times.


Mortensnes cultural preservation area, a walk through 11,000 years in time. Neeseby scenery abounds in cultural sites, settlement sites, grave mounds, hunting places, sacrificial sites etc. One of the most renowned areas is Mortensnes, with several hundred ancient housing sites and burial mounds plus sacrificial circles, sacrificial stones sites that depict an uninterrupted settlement through 11,000 years. The cultural path leads the way through history.


The Park is approximately 1.804 km2. Established in in 2006 in the municipalities of Båtsfjord, Nesseby, Vadsø and Vardø.

The area gave the name to the Varangian glaciation episode. A large part of this peninsula, including the town Vardø located on an island just east of the mainland, has an arctic tundra climate. However, on the south coast, including the town Vadsø, there is sufficient summer heat for birch trees to grow.

The landscape is formed before the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. The ice have marked the landscape whith a quite unique landscape forms. The flora and fauna have species from the Arctic and East Sibir (Russia).

Sami culture and tradition has left behind a wealth of traces and stories linked to the region. In old Sami culture, plants, animals and places all possessed souls and had considerable significance for day-to-day life.


We have the Midnight Sun in our region from 20th May - 20th July. During this period, the 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.


Great possibilities for outdoor pursuits in a contrasting landscape containing large cloudberry marshes.


Peat marshes with peat stacks contained in eternal ice at Varangerbotn. Shallow water area with extraordinarily diverse bird life.


You can fish in the sea from the shore. Deep waters close to land, all species of salt water fish.


Golfclubs in Finnmark.