Ekkerøy Coastal Fort, Vadso, Finnmark, Norway 

Ekkerøy is a pleasant place to relax in the far northeast of Norway. Visit Norway’s most accessible bird cliff and soak up the traditional coastal culture on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.

Ekkerøy is a delightful little fishing village in Varanger, in the far northeast of the country. A hundred years ago, there were nearly 300 inhabitants, but today the figure is less than 30. In the summer, the village once again becomes a hive of activity, as former residents return to stay in their erstwhile homes. The people of Vadsø often flock to Ekkerøy to swim and sunbathe when East Finnmark enjoys tropical temperatures under a Russian high-pressure weather system.

Epic Norway Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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