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.
Photo by Allan Klo.
- 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)
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.
Getting to Ingøy
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.
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.
The closest airport is Hammerfest airport. From here you can take a boat to Ingøy, which takes about 1,5 hours.