Vardø is Norway's northeasternmost city, but is surprisingly easily accessible. You can easily reach Vardø by car, boat, bus and airplane. Although Vardø has only just over 2000 inhabitants there is no doubt that it is a city! On this page you will find various information about food, accommodation and travel to Vardø.
FLY, CAR, BUS, BOAT - TRAVEL TO VARDØ
Should you travel to Vardø, it is easiest to travel by plane.
There are several direct flights each day from Oslo and Tromsø to Kirkenes. The flight time between Oslo and Kirkenes is around 2 hours. Further from Kirkenes there are two departures that correspond to planes from the south. The airport in Kirkenes is serviced by Widerøe, Norwegian and SAS.
Hurtigruten has a connection to Vardø twice a day, and it corresponds to flights to / from Oslo so you can take the boat if you do not want to fly all the way to / from Vardø.
There are good bus connections from Kirkenes Airport to Vardø. These are operated by different bus companies. For more information and timetables see Boreal transport north.
On the 177finnmark website you will find all of the routes, a travel planner and an app for smartphones.
Cirkle K Vadsø also loans cars. They can be contacted and they will deliver the car either to Vardø Airport or Vardø Hotel for NOK900,-
EAT IN VARDØ
Vardø Hotel, Restaurant Arctic is a small cozy restaurant with a view across the harbour and straight into the Barents Sea. They have a very well-known kitchen that largely uses local produce. Daily dinner and a la carte are served from the restaurant. Opening Hours: Summer: Lunch 12:00 - 17:00. Ala Carte: 18:00 - 21:30. Winter: 16:00 - 20:00. All rights. Kai gt 8. Tel: 78 98 77 61.
ABC thai: Nice little Asian restaurant right in the center which also serves fast food dishes and has a take-away menu. Opening hours: 12:00 - 23:00. All rights. Kristian IV gate 3. Tel: 78 94 46 00.
Nordpol Kro: A lively pub with a wide offer. A cozy place with soul. Serves pizza and simple dishes as well as a good coffee range. Serves simple dishes and pizza from 10:00 to 15:00. Only Pizza from 20:00 to 23:30. All rights. Kai gt 21. Tel: 78 98 75 01.
Pakora AS: Asian restaurant that also serves fast food dishes. The restaurant is located in a quiet area and has a large, airy and bright room. All rights. Hours: 12: 00-22: 00. Strand gt 53. Tel: 93 95 43 97.
Strandtorgets Bakery: Café located in the city's only "shopping mall". Nice cafe with serving baguettes and coffee. Opening hours 10.00-14.00, Strandgata 15. Tel. 789 43 200.
Kolonial Knut Bye: One of the city's grocery stores, this one with the good "hot food counter" with homemade fishcakes, should be experienced when visiting Vardø. Also sell fresh fish cou
Rema 1000: The city's other grocery store. Always great deals on food, also local food on the shelves and in the freezer.
The cafe at Riisebruket: OBS!! Only open between 12 July - 28 July. All days from 12.00 to 18.00: Serves fish soup and fish burger, with fresh fish from right outside Hamningberg, sausages, waffles, coffee, mineral water, cold one, white and red in the glass as well as icecream.
STAY IN VARDØ
Accommodation in Vardø:
Vardø hotel is idyllically situated with great views of the harbour and within easy reach of both the fast-paced quay, the cinema and the city centre. Vardøhus Fortress and Memorial of the witchcraft convictions are also within walking distance of the hotel. They have an excellent fish restaurant and fitness centre.
Tel: +47 78 98 77 61
Vardø Hotel on Booking.com
Hurthi Karlsen Eiendom rents out apartments for short and long term rentals in Vardø and a holiday home in Sandfjord for short term rentals. The properties are fully furnished.
Phone: +47 992 49 515
Hurthi Karlsen Property on Booking.com
Skagen Bo og Havfiske: Our house is located on Skagen in Vardø. Less than a few minutes walk you will find a large open-air area. We offer accommodation in a quiet and pleasant atmosphere, and are familiar with local nature and culture.
Phone: +47 416 75 777
Wilhelmsen Eiendom As: Runs long and short-term rental of rooms, apartments and premises in central Vardø. The apartments are rented out furnished / unfurnished.
Phone: +47 993 74 990
Vardø Kommunale Bolig- og Eiendomsselskap AS: Runs long and short-term rental of rooms, apartments and premises in central Vardø. The apartments are rented out furnished / unfurnished.
Phone: +47 99402102
Frantzen av Luna: Runs short-term rental of rooms in central Vardø inkl. bedding and towels. Per Larssens gate 22 Telefon: +47 455 15 040
OTHER POSSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR VARDØ:
Riisebruket, Hamningberg - 2019
Rooms: “Sjåvika” and “Finnvika” = à NOK 2500 per night • Completed August 2013 • 8 beds, distributed as follows: 1 double sleeper, 1 bunk bed sleeps, 4 beds on loft • Shower / toilet • Kitchen • Panoramic view 😊
"Sigvart" = NOK 1250 per night • Part of the original building stock • 1 sleeping with 2 bunk beds • Kitchen with cooking facilities • Panoramic view, you live "on the sea" - PS! you will feel and hear the wave noises 😉
In addition, NOK 150 comes. bed / towel set (disposable), If you do not want to wash yourself, we can take the washout. Washing out per. unit (Sjåvika / Finnvika NOK 1000 per piece, Sigvart NOK 500)
Cottage for rent by Syltevikvannet in Sandfjord
The cottage “Garbu” - is located just off the Syltevik lake, which offers good fishing opportunities.
Sleeps: 6 people (2 bunk beds and 1 sofa bed) • You have to bring youre own sleepingbag/duvet.
Toilet: Outside • Heating: Woodfire • Water: River right by the cottage • Walking distance from road: about 3.5 km
Price: NOK 400 per night (NOK 200 if you have membership in Vardø sportfiske and hunting association).
Contact and order: Lonbangs@gmail.com
The road to Hamningberg
It takes about an hour to drive to Hamningberg also known as: “the drive to the worlds end”. It is a spectacular raw experience, so be prepared to say WOW.
Sandfjord og Syltvikvannet
This is located on the road to Hamningberg, after about 33 kilometers. Then turn left and not to the right where you continue to Hamningberg. There you have to park your car and walk about 3.5 kilometers in beautiful nature.