Explore Sørøya - the green island in the north

Writen by: Visit Hammerfest


Sørøya, known as the green island in the north, is an island that impresses not only with its raw and beautiful nature, but also with a rich history stretching back thousands of years. The island's untouched landscape is a paradise for nature lovers, where you can experience everything from majestic mountains, to white sandy beaches stretching towards the arctic sea. Here, you'll find world-class nature experiences.


A Varied Landscape Rich in Activities

With a landscape as varied as Sørøya's, it's no wonder that the island offers a wide range of activities. Local tourism companies are ready to take you on adventures, whether it's world-class sea fishing where you can try to beat the record for the largest cod caught by rod (47 kg), or go on hiking tours through the island's magnificent nature reserves. For those seeking a unique experience, the island offers the chance to meet an arctic camel family, a rare sight that will capture the imagination of both young and old adventurers.


Discover Akkarfjord and Akkar Brygge

When you arrive in Akkarfjord by boat, you're greeted by Akkar Brygge. With its cozy café, kiosk and tourism information, Akkar Brygge is the perfect starting point for your exploration of Sørøya. The hosts, known for their hospitality, are ready to assist you with everything from local tips, to storing your luggage.


PolarOasen and Nordre Sørøya Rorbuer og Havfiske

In Akkarfjord, you'll find everything from accommodation options to exciting encounters with the arctic camels at PolarOasen. For fishing enthusiasts, Nordre Sørøya Rorbuer og Havfiske offer unforgettable sea fishing tours and accommodation in idyllic fishermen cabins. To learn more about their activities and facilities, you can read more here.


Read more about PolarOasen and the arctic camels here


Explore the wonders of Sørøya

Sørøya offers a unique oppurtunity to delve into a world where the calmness of nature and cultural experiences go hand in hand. The hidden gem of Sandøybotn, a peaceful haven embraced by wild nature, and Sørøya Gjestestue offering a warm welcome to all those wishing to find peace and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


Read more about Sørøya Gjestestue, and the activities they offer, here


How to Plan your visit to Sørøya

Planning a trip to Sørøya requires consideration of the best times to visit, how to get there and tips for making the most of you adventure. Whether it's witnessing the midnight sun or exploring the island's winter wonderland, Sørøya is a year-round destination for everyone.


How to get there

To get to the northern part of Sørøya, you can take an express boat from the port of Hammerfest or Havøysund. The easiest way to find the depature times is by visiting Snelandia's webpage with routes from Hammerfest og Havøysund.


Why Sørøya is a must-visit destination

The island stands out as a must-visit destination for its unparalleled natural beatuy, rich history and the harmonious blend of culture and nature. Welcome to Sørøya - a place where adventures await around every corner and the surrounding nature is ready to be explored. Dream away and discover all that Sørøya has to offer.



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