Hammerfest
Port of Hammerfest (c) Port of Hammerfest

Hammerfest

The largest port in Finnmark is located in the fairway, and has a unique location regarding both petroleum activity and fishing recources in the Barents Sea.
The port of Hammerfest has experienced a huge process of change in recent years, from being a large regional fishing and cargo port to becoming a large petroleum and fishing port by national levels.
In the course of 2008 both the European and American markets will be supplied by LNG from the Snøhvit-field, shipped via the LNG terminal at Melkøya in the port of Hammerfest.
The Goliath oilfield was found commercially exploitable in 2006 and is expected to be developed as soon as extraction license has been issued.
The development on the petroleum side has resulted in establishing of sevice enterprices which again develop the machinery of service directed towards the national and international fishing fleet operating in the Barents Sea.





  1.  The polar bear society club

    The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society has an exhibition showing the town’s proud traditions of hunting and fishing in Arctic areas.
  2.  The museum of reconstruction

    The exhibition aims to convey the poignancy of the dramatic events of WWII: the forced evacuation, the conflagration and the restoration.
  3.  UNESCO - The Struve Geodetic Arc

    This column was erected as a symbol of the first measurements of the earth, which ended in Hammerfest in 1852. The Column is listed in the UNESCO world heritage list since 2005.
  4.  Hammerfest Church

    Hammerfest Church is a beautiful construction with its characteristic triangular shape.









Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
250
Max. Draught, M:
13
More Info Draught:
-
Max. Air Draught, M:
-
More Info Air Draught:
no restriction
No. Of Quays:
3
Quay Length Total, M:
350
Quay Depth, M:
13
Anchorage Available:
yes
Anchorage Compulsory:
no
Passenger Terminal:
yes
Pilotage Compulsary:
yes
Tugs Available:
no
Bunkering:
yes
Tidal Movement/range, M:
2.8
Water:
yes
Ships Tenders Allowed:
yes
Garbage Disposal:
yes
Airport Distance, Km:
4
City Centre Distance, Km:
-
Passengers
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Passengers 2017
Calls 2017