National Tourist Route of Varanger - East



Discover Varanger's beauty, history and culture


Guided drive along the National Tourist Route of Varanger


Replenish your forces with a tasty lunch


See Varanger's highlights, during short sightseeing stops


Experience the Arctic nature on a road trip


Photograph the unspoilt beauty of Varanger in Arctic Norway

If you would like to discover the eastern part of Varanger's southern coast, or the National Tourist Route of Varanger, as it is known nationally, why not take this day road trip with us, and get to personally experience its beauty, history and culture. Feel the serenity that this corner of the World induces and see for yourself the vastness of the overwhelming contrasting landscapes, as you pass from the continental subarctic to the typical Arctic tundra climate along the way.
For those who would like to get to experience more of the Varanger region, what better way than a road trip along the National Tourist Route of Varanger, which is a fun way to immerse yourself in the beauty, history and culture of Varanger. There is the standard section of this road, open all year round, and an optional extension until the colorful village of Hamningberg, but which is open only in summer.

Map of the route

 ROUTE 1  Vadsø-Vardø

The tour starts with the sightseeing of the historically and culturally rich island of Store Vadsøya. The road trip then continues by driving through Vadsø's town centre and past the Church of Arctic Sea towards the east direction of Varanger.

We will then continue along the E75 road, stopping at Ekkerøy, a well-known place not only to bird watchers all over the world, but also for its many cultural remains. Then we'll be driving through Kiberg, located close to continental Norway's most easternmost point.

We will reach then the endpoint of E75, on the island of Vardøya, crossing through the first sea tunnel that was constructed in Norway. In Vardø we will visit the Witches' memorial and the fortress, and we will spot the modern Vardø church, on our way.

We will have lunch in a restaurant in Vardø.

 ROUTE 2  Vadsø-Vardø-Hamningberg

And if you'd like, the trip can continue! If you choose to take this optional extension, and should the weather or season permit it, we will drive further north, through a lunar-like landscape, to the fishing village of Hamningberg. On this scenic drive, it might be possible to see reindeer right on the narrow road!

We also offer the road trip along the West of the National Tourist Route. Or would you like to focus more on culture? Then take a look at our Cultural Remains in Varanger road trip! Or, to visit our towns more thoroughly, check out our guided walking tours of Vadsų and Vardų!

📆 Period:
 ROUTE 1  all year round
 ROUTE 2  only summers
🕗 Start time:
📌 Pick-up/Drop-off:
Your accommodation in Varanger
 ROUTE 1  About 6h
 ROUTE 2  About 9h
🚸 Activity type:
Group (2-7 persons)
Private (1-7 persons)
🚶 Difficulty:


Base price*  ROUTE 1  2390 NOK
 ROUTE 2  3090 NOK

*Base price includes:
- picking you up and dropping you off at your accommodation,
- transportation during the whole activity,
- taking part in the activity,
- guidance and information about the visited places,
- entrance fees,
- lunch (beverages not included)

*Base price does not include:
- extras mentioned on the price breakdown,
- beverages,
- other special equipment you might need,
- souvenirs and other personal expenses