Ingøy is a gem located at 71º N. The island was Finnmark's capital in the 16th century and is known for resourceful fish banks and extreme nature experiences. The island is also known for Fruholmen lighthouse, which was staffed until 2006. The lighthouse is now automated, but can be visited. The nature is exciting, fresh and beautiful with rich plant and bird life. More than 150 birds have been registered, of which 60 are nesting.

On the island there is a church, convenience store and opportunities for accommodation and boat rental. Ingøy Sjøhus offers rental of apartments and boats.

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Attractions:

  • Fruholmen lighthouse
  • Historic nature trail with info posts
  • Sanden nature reserve
  • Remains of a whale catching station
  • Remains of Ingøy Radio which was bombed during World War II
  • Northern Europe's tallest structure - Longwave mast 362 m

Otherwise you can experience:

  • Archipelago with countless small islands, islets and reefs
  • Varied hiking terrain and bike paths
  • Rich bird and plant life.
  • Hunting opportunities (goose and hare)
  • Excellent opportunities for deep sea fishing
  • Good conditions for scuba diving
  • Top hikes to Mafjordfjellet, Ingafjellet and Vaktstufjellet
  • Hiking over Skaret (between Inga and Finnes)

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Photo by Allan Klo.

Ingøy Sjøhus consists of two cabins that can both accommodate up to 6 people. The cabins is equipt with everything you need - including TV and a wood stove.

On the pier there are good gutting areas, a large freezer, changing rooms, opportunities for sharpening knives and a crane for heavy lifting. If you are going fish at sea, you need to bring good clothes with floating elements, fishing equipment and something to take the fish home in. Food and drinks can be bought in the local shop.

You can also rent boats here. The boats are equipped with chart plotter, gps and echo sounder.

In addition, you can use a gas grill, sauna and a hot tub that it is possible to rent. Right next to the cabin, a grill hut has been set up, which provides good opportunities for grilling the fish you catch. Ingøy Sjøhus also has a car that can be borrowed for sightseeing around the island or for a trip to the store.

Phone: +47 905 26 702 • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Address: Laukholmen, 9672 Ingøy • Website: http://www.ingoy.no/

Getting to Ingøy

With boat
There are boats going to Ingøya from Havøysund and Hammerfest. You can find times for the boats on Snelandia.no - fill in where you want to travel from/to and which day to find times. 

With car
You are not able to bring a car to the island for a short period of time. You can arrange with the boat to lift it onboard the boat with a crane and unload it on the island.

With plane
The closest airport is Hammerfest airport. From here you can take a boat to Ingøy, which takes about 1,5 hours.

Sørøya is Norways fourth largest island and is called the green island in the north. Here you can experience world renowned nature. There are several companies on the island that offers a large variety of activities. In addition, Sørøya is rich in wildlife, including birds, hares, sheep and an Arctic camel family! The island is also called "the kingdom of big fish" and the world's largest cod caught with a rod is caught on Sørøya (47 kg.)

Sørøya consist of several small places spread around the island, and most of them only has boat connections to get there. There are very few roads here and you are not able to drive between most places.

Getting to Sørøya
To get to the north side of Sørøya you can take a boat from Hammerfest or Havøysund. The easiest way to find timetables for the boats is on Snelandia.no. Choose from Hammerfest Havn or Havøysund Kai - To Akkarfjord kombibåtkai, or the harbor you want to go to. You pay for the ticket on the boat. Be aware that you are not able to reserve seats in advance and on sunny days the boat can get filled up. You are not able to bring a car on the boat, but bikes are welcome.

The boat from Hammerfest goes to Akkarfjord, Skippernes, Hellefjord, Lundhamn, Langstrand, Lotre og Slettnes.

Akkarfjord

Akkarfjord is on the north side of the island and the closest to Hammerfest. This is a great place to go if you wanna visit Sørøya and a good starting point if you are going on a hike across the island. Right next to the harbor is Akkarfjord Brygge which has a cafe, tourist information and some convenience items for sale. There is also a small store and several accommodation opportunities in Akkarfjord. The Arctic Camels are located in Akkarfjord and if you are lucky you can see them on the way to Storsand. You can also book a meeting with the camels. Sørøya rorbuer and havfiske is also located in Akkarfjord - they rent out fishing boats and can take you on fishing trips. In addition they have accommodation in modern huts by the sea.

You will also find a lot of great hiking trips here - among others are to Storsand, Sandfjellet and Kjøttvikvarden. Visit ut.no for more information about the paths.

Akkar BryggeAkkar Brygge is located just to the left of the dock when you arrive by boat in Akkarfjord. It is a café with a kiosk and tourist information. The hosts at Akkar Brygge are helpful with most things on the island. If you have questions, need a place to wait for the boat or want to leave a bag for a few hours - then this is the place to visit.

Phone: +47 90 72 15 27 • Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Address: 10, 9650 Akkarfjord • Website: https://johankvalsvik.no/akkar-brygge/

The Arctic Camels and the PolarOasis
The PolarOasis located in Akkarfjord has camels that you are able to book a visit to. In addition they have a gorgeous house for rent, where you can either rent a room or the whole house. They will also gladly help you with transportation and everything needed for you to have an amazing stay in Akkarfjord.

Phone: +47 971 62 380 • Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Address: Bismarvikveien 44, 9650 Akkarfjord • Website: https://www.facebook.com/Polaroasen/

Sandøybotn

Sandøybotn is located on the outer side of Sørøya - far away from the noise and bustle of city life. Here you will find endless untouched nature and silence, with the exception of birds chirping and the waves crashing in from the sea. To get here you have to take a boat to Lotre, and drive or walk across the island to the other side.

Sørøya Gjestestue is located here. Ilona and Einar at Sørøya Gjestestue warmly welcomes you and can explain to you everything this beautiful place has to offer. They can show you the best hiking trips in the local area and explain the way to the best fishing lakes. You can also rent a boat and fishing equipment here. In addition they offer accommodation in the old boarding school where Gjestestua is located and in several charming cabins in the area.

Havøysund is a small village with about 1100 inhabitants in the far north of Norway. They have a hotel and several dining places. In addition they have hairdressers, a gym, clothing stores, a gas station and a colonial store with everything you need. They also have a museum and local church.

It is located on an island off the coast of Western Finnmark, and is connected to a national tourist road with fantastic coastal nature. In the area, there are several hiking trails that take you through untouched nature.

Havøysund is also home to Havøygavlen wind farm, which was built in 2002. This is the world's northernmost wind farm with 16 wind turbines.

In the immediate area are the islands Rolvsøya, Ingøya, Hjelmsøya and Måsøya.

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Getting to Havøysund

By car or bus
There are bus connections to Havøysund from all over Finnmark. Bus times can be found on Snelandia.no - enter where you travel from/to and which day to find times.
It takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to drive from Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Lakselv and Alta to Havøysund.

By plane
The nearest airport is Lakselv Airport - it takes approx. 2.5 hours by car from the airport to Havøysund.
Hammerfest, Alta and Honningsvåg airport are the other nearest airports and it takes about 2.5 to 3 hours by car.
Lakselv Airport: 153 km. • Hammerfest Airport: 170 km. • Honningsvåg Airport: 178 km. • Alta Airport: 193 km.

By boat
Hurtigbåt - Måsøy Xpressen: Havøysund – Rolvsøya – Ingøy – Akkarfjord/Sørøya - Hammerfest, retur.
Båtruten går fra Havøysund kai gjennom Gunnarnes kai på Rolvsøya, Ingøy kai på Ingøy, Akkarfjord kombibåtkai på Sørøya og til Hammerfest havn. Hele turen tar ca. 3 timer. Billetter kjøpes om bord.
There is a ferry to Havøysund from Rolvsøya, Ingøy, Akkarfjord on Sørøya and Hammerfest.
You can find the times at snelandia.no. Enter where you travel from/to and on what day to find times.

Hurtigruten docks in Havøysund. Here is the point where two Hurtigruten meet and dock just after each other. The times for the Hurtigruten can vary and must be checked on Hurtigruten's website. It takes approx. 3 hours to Hammerfest and Honningsvåg with Hurtigruten.

Speedboat - Måsøy Xpressen: Havøysund - Rolvsøya - Ingøy - Akkarfjord/Sørøya - Hammerfest, return.
The boat route goes from Havøysund through Gunnarnes kai on Rolvsøya, Ingøy kai on Ingøy, Akkarfjord kombibåtkai on Sørøya and to Hammerfest havn. The whole trip takes approx. 3 hours. Tickets are purchased on board.

Havøysund Hotel
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Havøysund hotel is centrally located in Havøysund, overlooking the sea. They have hotel rooms and cabins by the sea. This is a charming hotel in the heart of Havøysund. There are 20 cabins and 12 hotel rooms. They have a restaurant and bar. In addition, there is a sauna here and it is located right by the sea. You can also rent boats here.

Phone: +47 784 24 300 • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Address: Strandgata 149, 9690 Havøysund • Website: https://www.havoysundhotel.com/

Havøysund church
Havøysund Church was built in 1960. The former church was burnt down during World War II. It is a aisleless church with 300 seats and a burial ground. Services, funerals, weddings, baptisms and confirmations are held here.
Phone: +47 454 81 055 • Security telephone: +47 907 50 688 • Address: Kirkeveien 8, 9690 Havøysund

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Måsøy Museum deals with fishing and coastal culture, and is located in an old rectory. Here you will find a varied exhibition on war history, Sea Sami history, marine life and bird life, as well as the history of the area. They also have an exhibition of boats, fishing gear and ship technology through the ages, and Norway's first winch.

Telefon: +47 923 50 016 • E-post: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Adresse: Kirkeveien 3, 9690 Havøysund
 Måsøy Museum   Masoymuseum

The island has a lot of bird, animal and plant life. You'll find wild sheeps on the mountain Valfjordnæringen in the summer, and the swamps are full of bird life. In addition the island is filled up with wild bunnies that you most likely will see on a hike here. A huge variation of plants also sprouts here in the summer. The opportunities for hunting, fishing and berry picking are huge here.


On the picture you can see Stopparfjord which is the most popular hiking destination on the island. The trip there takes about 1 hour from the main road and is marked with a path and signs. This is a great way to experience the nature the island has to offer. Rolvsøya also has several other amazing hiking trips which takes you through untouched nature. You can see hiking trips and descriptions at ut.no.

Tufjord brygge

Tufjord brygge offers accommodation in charming seahouses and apartments by the sea. The area is surrounded by beautiful coastal nature. Here you get access to a floating dock, outside common areas with seating groups and barbecue. You can also rent boats and fishing equipment here. In addition, they harvest berries and herbs on the island, and produce jams, syrups and jellies.

The amazing staff at Tufjord brygge can help you with almost anything on the island - including transporation and guided trips.

Phone: +47 900 90 569 • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Address: Nesset, 9670 Tufjord • Website: https://www.tufjordbrygge.com/

Getting to Rolvsøya

With boat
There are boats going to Rolvsøya from Havøysund, Hammerfest and Alta. You can find times for the boats on Snelandia.no - fill in where you want to travel from/to and which day to find times. The harbor on Rolvsøya is named "Gunnarnes kai." From Havøysund it is possible to bring a car. There are limited spaces for cars and it is not possible to book in advance.

With car
If you want to bring a car to Rolvsøya you'll have to drive to Havøysund and take the ferry from there.
There are limited spaces for cars and it is not possible to book in advance.

With plane
The closest airport is Hammerfest airport. From here you have to take a boat to Rolvsøya, which takes about 1,5 hours.

Seiland is an island right outside of Hammerfest with mostly untouched nature and a rich history. There are found traces of humans living on the island all the way back to 7000 years ago. In addition the island has a lot of thrilling history from the second world war.

The island is split between south and northern Seiland. The northern part has boat connections to Hammerfest while the southern part has boat connections to Alta. There are about 120 inhabitants on the northern side, and 20 inhabitants on the south side. Several of the inhabitans are of Sapmi origin.

In Hønsebybotn there is a local colonial store with a gas pump. Here you also find accommodation by the sea and boats for rent. There are several options for guided trips. You can also visit a local farm and experience sapmi culture on the island. Check out our booking site for more information.

Seiland National Park
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Seiland national park stretches over half of the island with an area of 316 km2. The park contains the 2 most northern glaciers on Europes mainland. The whole park is unavaliable for vehicles and everything is raw untouched nature. This makes it northern Europe most unavaliable national park. There are no marked paths or open cabins here, and due to low human traffic there is also a wide range of animal and plant life.

Read more about the national park on their website - https://seilandnasjonalpark.no/

Getting to Seiland

With car or buss
It takes about 15 minutes to drive from the center of Hammerfest to Strømsnes Ferjekai where the ferry to seiland goes from. The boat trips takes about 15 minutes.
You can find times for the bus and boat on Snelandia.no - fill in where you want to travel from/to and which day to find times.

With boat
There is a ferry to Seiland right outside of Hammerfest. The harbor is called Strømsnes Ferjekai and the harbor on Seiland is called Kjerringholmen ferjekai.
You can find times for the boat on Snelandia.no - fill in from Strømsnes Ferjekai to Kjerringholmen Ferjekai.

With plane
The closest airport is Hammerfest airport, and it takes about 40 minutes with car and ferry from the airport to Seiland.

Seiland ExploreSeiland Explore offers accommodation and several activities and tours on Seiland. They have guided tours by foot and by boat. They also have boats for rental. The staff at Seiland Explore will help with almost everything regarding the island. You can visit them at the store in Hønsebybotn.

Phone: +47 784 19 640 • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Address: Seilandsveien 323, 9609 Nordre Seiland • Website: https://seiland-explore.no/

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 09-18 Sa-Su 10-17

Call us

+ 47 78 41 21 85

Drop by

Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest