Attractions

Historic Site in Vadsø

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. The expedition of Roald Amundsen, Umberto Nobile and Lincoln El…
Church in Vadsø

Vadsø Church

As so often in small Finnmark communities like Vadsø, the church is the most architecturally interesting structure. After the devastation wrought by retreating Nazi forces, Vadsø's church was built anew in 1958 and …
Museum in Vadsø

Kjeldsen Fish Factory

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 shrimp processing and bottling room and a vast black vat and bo…
Museum in Vadsø

Esbensengården

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.
Museum in Vadsø

Tuomainengården

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