©

Vardo trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Vienna Itinerary Planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Vardo

4.2
Landmarks · Monuments · Islands
is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Vardø. The other main settlement in Vardø is the village of Kiberg.The 601km2 municipality is the 185th largest by area out of the 426 municipalities in Norway. Vardø is the 326th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,104. The municipality's population density is and its population has decreased by 8% over the last decade.General informationThe town of Vardø and the rural district around it was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 . The law required that all towns should be separated from their rural districts, but because of a low population and very few voters, this was impossible to carry out for Vardø in 1838. The rural district of Vardø was officially separated from the town of Vardø in 1868. Then on 1 January 1964, the eastern part of Båtsfjord was merged with the town of Vardø to create today's Vardø Municipality.NameThe Old Norse form of the name was Vargøy. The first element is vargr which means "wolf" and the last element is øy which means "island". The first element was later replaced (around 1500) with varða which means "cairn". Historically, the name was spelled Vardöe.
Plan the details of your Vardo holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Norway road trip planning tool.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Vardo

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Vardo

See all ›
©
Landmark
Vardoehus Fortress
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Monument
Steilneset Memorial
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Landmark
Hamningberg Old Fishing Village
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Island
Hornoya
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Vardo

Lighthouse
Hornoya Vardo Light House
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Specialty Museum
The Pomor Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Military Museum
The Partisan Museum
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Military Museum
Kiberg Kystfort
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Vardo

Landmark
Kong Oscar II's kapell Grense Jakobselv
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Church of Arctic Sea Vadso
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Lungomare Grense Jakobselv
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Antique Store
Det Hvite Hus Vadso
3.1
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Vardo

Tromso Trip planner BEST FOR: Nightlife, Nature / Wildlife Tour, Specialty Museum Bodo Trip planner BEST FOR: Scenic Walking Area, Military Museum, History Museum Alta Trip planner BEST FOR: Natural History Museum, Church, Nature / Wildlife Tour Kirkenes Trip planner BEST FOR: Safari, Fishing Charter / Tour, History Museum Svolvaer Trip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Water Sport, Fishing Charter / Tour