Berlevag Port Guide

Berlevag Port is the destination port for cruise ship passengers visiting the tranquil municipality of Berlevag in Finnmark, Norway. Berlevag is a small fishing community which nature and culture lovers will find attractive and interesting. The municipality sits on the northwest of the Varanger peninsula, just off the Barents Sea. Berlevag is inhabited by about a thousand residents, and makes for an ideal vacation spot for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan living.

Summer is the most ideal time to visit Berlevag, with the warm weather allowing passengers of Berlevag Port cruise ships to go around the area and witness some of the region’s best attractions.

Shopping

There are not much enough shopping areas in Berlevag that can satisfy bargain hunters. Most shops in the area sell furniture, sporting goods, and local crafts.

Things to See

The outdoors is where passengers of Berlevag Port cruise ships visit. Hikers can go to the peninsula of Veins which offers breathtaking views of an old German coastal fortress. The peninsula’s peak is also a perfect place to go star gazing. Kongsfjord is also ideal for divers as the seas have several shipwrecks; they also host grey and common seals.

The Ishavsveien road between Berlevag and Kongsfjord offers a great view of a storm beaten coast; visitors can view torn cliffs and mountains, layers of shale and sandstone from ancient raised shorelines.

For tourists who appreciate history, a War Memorial stands in Lokvik for those who fought the German forces during the Second World War. The War Monument is located at Highway RV 890, just about 10 miles from Berlevag port. There is also the Revnes and Svarotoks breakwaters; both have historic harbor defenses which were built with tetrapods or concrete blocks.

Another must-visit place in Berlevag is Sandfjorden.  This is a preserved landscape where gigantic mountain ranges combine with long, white sand beaches and rich vegetation. This place is located about 10 miles from Berlevag; camping is prohibited in this region.

Hikers can also go to the Tanahorn; a mountain peak which rises about 864 feet above the sea level. Located around 4.5 miles from Berlevag via Tanafjord, the peak offers a fantastic view of the fishing grounds of Berlevag, the Nordkyn Peninsula and the southeast plateau.

For those who appreciate culture and the arts, Galleri V is the place to go to. Photographs are on display in this gallery.  The photos depict the dynamic Arctic landscapes and the diverse moods found there; e.g.stormy seas and sunny summers.

Passengers of a Berlevag Port cruise will also fall in love with the bird watching activities in the area. Most bird watching activities last for two hours. Birds in the region range from puffins, gulls, kittiwake, cormorant, and other species endemic to the Arctic.

Restaurants and Bars

Being a small village, there are not much restaurants and bars in Berlevag. There’s only a café, fast food, and a hotel restaurant in Berlevag for tourists.

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