The largest island of Finnmark and the fourth largest island in Norway offers great opportunities to relax and experience nature. It is also known as the green island of our municipality and has impressive sandy beaches to visit such as Storsanden.
The fishing village of Akkarfjord offers a great starting point for exploring the island. Akkarfjord has 80 inhabitants and two small shops and if you are lucky, you will also be able to spot the famous Arctic camels there. The people at the Akkarfjord Brygge, the shop and cafe directly next to the pier where the ferry arrives, are happy to welcome you and tell you more about the area and hiking possibilities. You can also buy excellent local fish there. Connected by a dirt road you can get to the large sheep farm in Gamvik.
The speed boat connects Hammerfest and the island of Sørøya with the "Bygderuta" ("Village Route"). The boat waits for its passengers behind the library in the city centre and heads out for its tour including the village of Akkarfjord. But even without a fixed destination the approximately two hour tour offers an impressive panorama of the strait "Sørøysund".
The boat usually leaves twice a day, however in the winter season more infrequently. If you want to go ashore, make sure that you check the timetable. Tickets on board, cash or credit card or via the SnelandiaApp.
A luggage compartment with space for bicycles, snowmobiles and ATVs is available (if there is enough space. First come first served). Please find more information here.