The Exotic Culture
Varanger is a mini version of the Nordkalotten region; the exotic culture bears witness to a varied past. Reindeer farmers, the Sami, Finns, Norwegians, Russians and other groups have all settled and co-existed by the Varanger fjord. Different cultures, languages and traditions have preserved by the local population.
The proximity to Russia and its Pomoor trading, the Finnish immigration and the exciting Sami culture all have their place in this cultural mosaic. Amazing stories about witchburning in the 16th century, traces of World War Two, the northernmost fortress in the world and a visible polar history - all these things can be found here, along with beautiful surroundings. Take some time to get acquainted with Varanger and its lively culture. The open landscape, the friendly people and the diverse cultural life will give you something to remember for life.