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Reindeer do not care about cars in Hammerfest northern Norway (1)  
   

Reindeer do not care about cars in Hammerfest northern Norway (1)

Hammerfest, northern Norway 30 July 2014

July 30th 2014
Hammerfest, northern Norway 30 July 2014 After leaving Nordkapp, we drove south and then turned off up to Hammerfest. The polar bear is on the town's coat of arms which recalls to towns hunting and trapping days. The town settled in the 9th century but wasn't given town status until 1798. It is the world's most northerly town at 70o 39' 48" N. as recorded on the Meridian Pillar which marks the ... read more
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Norwegian Flag Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with De... ... read more
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