Constructed in the mid-19th century, and just around the corner from Tuomainengården, is this opulent merchant's dwelling, complete with stable and servants' quarters.

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1. Tuomainengården

0.06 MILES

This historic Finnish farmhouse, built in 1840, had its own bakery, sauna and blacksmith.

2. Vadsø Church

0.41 MILES

As so often in small Finnmark communities like Vadsø, the church is the most architecturally interesting structure. After the devastation wrought by…

3. Luftskipsmasta


This oil-rig-shaped airship mast on Vadsø island was built in the mid-1920s as an anchor and launch site for airborne expeditions to the polar regions…

4. Kjeldsen Fish Factory

7.83 MILES

This old fish factory is at Ekkerøy, 15km east of town. The complex retains its old stores and lodgings, a mass of arcane fishing equipment, the former…

5. Ceavccageadge

17.58 MILES

At Mortensnes, on the E75, about 15km east of Varangerbotn, you can stroll towards the shore amid traces of early Sami culture. At the western end, past…

6. Varangerhalvøya National Park

21.55 MILES

Protecting most of the interior of the Varanger Peninsula, this wild and windswept national park was shaped before the last Ice Age and is one of Norway's…

7. Nesseby Church

21.96 MILES

Along one of the prettiest stretches of the E75 (a designated National Scenic Route; see, the lovely white church of Nesseby…

8. Bear Sculptures

24.89 MILES

Outside the Russian consulate, there are two engaging little sculptures of a bear mounting – in every sense of the word, it would appear – a lamp-post.