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“Such a lovely welcome and Heidi was very interesting to talk to”

Kirkeporten in Skarsvag
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Owner description: This rock formation is a geological wonder a fissure several metres wide in a cliff overhang shaped like a big gate. The midnight sun shines through this gate between midnight and two in the morning. The views of the rock formation “Hornet” are breathtaking. To get there, follow the 2.5 km long path starting at Kirkeporten Camping and Nordkapp Turisthotell. The walk there and back takes around 45 minutes.
Reviewed December 2, 2015

Well worth the trip and the scenery and village are amazing!! Heidi made everyone feel so welcome. She showed us the king crab (it wanted to go back to the sea!) and also the women who baited the lines for the boats. She also showed us a cd of her husband fishing on his boat. She was a wealth of information about the village and how they survive there.

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Reviewed October 6, 2015

in small print was an alternative excursion i asked the chap in charge of the excursions from the hurtigruten front desk and they told me about meeting heidi and a fishing village.
everyone else in fact 3 busloads were going to the north cape.. which everyone was doing
... i thought to myself have an alternative.. there are so many photos on the internet
and so many people there.. give myself a break
let us see skarsvag.. and meet heidi.. and her christmas house but
visit this last remaining village .. so far north and see what it was like
to live there.. am so glad i did.

1  Thank linfame
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

As it was snowing when we visited from a cruise ship .As a key stage One teacher I recognised it from the Geography programme Barney Bear goes to Norway from many years ago !!!Our tour guide lived in the village and was very informative and helpful .I like the idea of lighting the windows .
Also went to see the Christmas house but didn't like it as it was far too busy and the owner not very friendly she was rude to some fellow passengers so I didn't have the waffles !!

Thank Mary38677
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

It was the only place, which was open in September. It was also the only place to have food that day we where there at the area.

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Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a remote and peaceful place. Wandering round the small bay and watching the local fishermen mending their nets takes you back to a different age. The folk are friendly but many of the older folk don't speak English but hey I don't speak Norwegian! You get a feeling of how hard life is. Our guide gave us a tour, explaining about the houses and history, and then left us to wander. It is such a beautiful place - not touristy at all. We also went to Heidi's Christmas House. It is a small place jam packed full of local crafts, and all things Christmassy. The folk serving were wonderful. They couldn't do too much for you as they packed gifts up and explained who had made them. The cafe, although small, served fantastic waffles and coffee and everyone was very friendly.

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