Greater Arctic Moment AS has bought “Visit Varanger” and will continue the good work of the previous owners.

As new owners of the brand, we will work with good people in the region to make Varanger one of the attractive and unique destinations in the Arctic. We are preparing for the future and a re-start after the pandemic.

The new website and marketing channel visitvaranger.no will be launched approx. May 1st, 2021.

For any questions or further information, please contact General Manager Ottar Zahl Jonassen on +47 938 24 248 or send an e-mail ottar@greaterarctic.com


Forces of nature abound. Close your eyes, breathe in the crisp, refreshing air and you are reminded of the ice sheets that retreated 10,000 years ago to reveal sea cliffs and fjords, moors, bogs and glacier-smoothed peaks. Bold, hardy birch trees moved in, rooting into meagre pockets of earth to provide forest cover, The Sami People’s stone age ancestors followed quickly, wasting no time in setting up home and forming a mystical relationship with the land and sea. And so the story of Varanger begins.

You might think the far north is plunged into darkness but this striking scenery is bathed in the celestial light. Come and see for yourself! The midnight sun gives way to the “colour season”, with dazzling displays of rich autumnal shades capped by breath-taking sunsets, whetting your appetite for the most marvellous spectacle of them all, the Northern Lights. 

Arctic weather doesn’t mean barren, empty landscapes. Far from it! Varanger is a haven for birds, from North America and Siberia. Eye-catching Eider Ducks mingle with mighty and majestic Sea Eagles, while Reindeer sniff out a nutritious treat of lichen beneath the snow.

Varanger is a cultural melting pot that transcends national boundaries. Enduring Sami customs blend with modernity, while popular traditions and festivals embody a determined, innovative spirit. People are special here.

From Oslo, Norway
Fly to Kirkenes airport With SAS or Norwegian airlines via Norway’s main airport Gardermoen in Oslo (2 hrs). You can fly further from Kirkenes to smaller airports like Vadsø or Vardø with Wideroe Airlines. Besides flying, there is also the opportunity for car rental or bus across Varanger.

You can also choose to take the coastal express Hurtigruten from Tromsø harbor to the Port of Vardø or the port of Vadsø in Varanger. 

From Helsinki, Finland
Another possibility for travel to Varanger is to fly from Helsinki airport to Ivalo airport. You can take a rental car and drive further to Varanger (3,5 hrs.).  Helitrans offer also helicopter transfer from Ivalo Airport to Vadsø airport

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