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Coronavirus in Hammerfest

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Hammerfest

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in Norway. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Norway.

Money in Hammerfest

Currencie(s): Norwegian krone

  • 1 Norwegian krone = 0.09 €
  • 1 Norwegian krone = 0.1 $
  • 1 Norwegian krone = 0.08 £

Tipping: The service charge is included in the bill. It is uncommon for Norwegians to tip taxi drivers or cleaning staff at hotels. In restaurants and bars it is more common, but not expected.

Corruption: Norway has a corruption score of 16/100.
If your itinerary runs through Norway, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, Norway is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

Norway is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.54 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Hammerfest

Language(s): Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål & Norwegian Nynorsk

Food & Drinks in Hammerfest

National dish: Fårikål.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Hammerfest is 18.
On- and off-premise age miniumum is 18 for beer and wine/20 for spirits.

Religion in Hammerfest

Norway is NOT considered as a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, only 21% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Church of Norway 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% (2004). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Hammerfest

Age of Consent: 16 years.
At the age of 16, an individual is considered mature enough in Norway to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in Norway since 2008.

Norway scores a 9/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Norway are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

National Sports in Hammerfest

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Cross-country skiing is Norway their national sport.

Other practical tips for Hammerfest

Timezone: UTC+01:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F

Weather: Currently broken clouds, with a temperature between 10 and 10°C (50 and 50°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 6.96 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Norway.

Fly to Hammerfest

  • HFT - Hammerfest Airport, 2 Kilometers (1 Miles) from the Hammerfest city center.
  • HAA - Hasvik Airport, 60 Kilometers (37 Miles) from the Hammerfest city center.
  • ALF - Alta Airport, 77 Kilometers (48 Miles) from the Hammerfest city center.

Map of Hammerfest

List of interesting places in Hammerfest