Vardø / Norway
Vardø is a fishing port in northern Norway. The town with 4000 inhabitants is located on a small island off the east coast and is the easternmost place of Norway. An car tunnel under the ice sea connects the old fortress town with the mainland. The city is the only city in Norway in the Arctic climate zone and lies in the tundra. The main occupation of the population is fish processing. The port of Vardo is the landing place of the Hurtigruten ships sailing along the Norwegian fjord coast.
"Vardøhus festning" is a 14th-century Danish fortress designed to protect Finnmark from Russian attacks. It is the northernmost fortress in the world. Between 1734 and 1738, King Christian reconstructed the fortress and received its present octagonal star shape.The Vardømuseum, reminds, among other things, of the witch-burning in the 17th century, but also of the polar expeditions at the beginning of the 20th century and World War II.