Varanger Regional Park

Magnificent and pristine nature with endless possibilities for birding & close encounter with nature. Varanger is a cultural melting pot that transcends national boundaries. Enduring Sami customs blend with modernity, while popular traditions and festivals embody a determined, innovative spirit.

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Explore the arctic and the marine life in Varanger

Teeming with a wealth of marine life, from giant King Crabs, powerful salmon to majestic whales, the seas and fjords of Varanger are a bounty to value and protect.

Gather round the fire and listen to stories about wizards and mythical places

Varanger’s rugged and raw landscapes are a force of nature and a rich seam of inspiration for storytelling. Witchcraft, sami culture, war history are just some of the stories that has made Varanger

Discover a bird watching paradise out of the ordinary

From the rare, colourful to the exotic, birds and birdwatchers alike are magnetically drawn to these Arctic lands.


About Varanger Regional Park

Varanger Arctic Norway on the Norwegian map

Varanger, Norway’s rugged & welcoming Arctic outpost, is a sanctuary for nature that has welcomed and shaped its proud people for thousands of years. Forces of nature abound. Close your eyes, breathe in the crisp, refreshing air and you are reminded of the ice sheets that retreated 10,000 years ago to reveal sea cliffs and fjords, moors, bogs and glacier-smoothed peaks. Bold, hardy birch trees moved in, rooting into meagre pockets of earth to provide forest cover, The Sami People’s stone age ancestors followed quickly, wasting no time in setting up home and forming a mystical relationship with the land and sea. And so the story of Varanger begins.