Hot to get to Nuorgam?
Nuorgam is situated at the top of Finland and the EU, 500 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. And still our location is very central while on route to the Arctic Ocean and the Finnmark area in Norway. Nuorgam is the gateway to the Arctic Ocean!
The close proximity of the Norwegian border crossing gives our village with its 200 inhabitants a very international atmosphere with the many tourists visiting during the summer season. Summer in this salmon valley is dominated by the king of fish and sports fishermen from all over Europe come to try their luck.
The winter passes slowly, just like the water under the icy cover of the Teno River, this is when we meet with Norwegian traders and European winter tourists. When the sun rises over the horizon our village fills with people on snowmobiles and ice-fishermen and their families here to catch the giant Arctic char!
Nuorgam is also a place to visit during the period of winter twilight (26.11- 16.1). At this time you have the possibility to experience the Northern Lights, magical blue light and peacefulness of midwinter.
At this time it is not pitch-dark throughout the day, the snow gives us some light and softens the moment.
And you may also experience the Northern Lights in early afternoon.
The closest airport is in Ivalo.
Finnair flies there daily from Helsinki.
SAS and Wideroe fly to Norway,
to the airport of Kirkenes.
Useful area maps
Services and distances
- Well assorted boarder shopping;
2 supermarkets, clothing store,
2 building supply stores, fishing
3 shops with reindeer products
(reindeer and salmon),
souvenirs and a liquor store
- pharmacy sales service point
- service stations and fuel: Seo and Neste
- car repair shop and spare part sales
- freight services and postal services
- taxi and transportation services
- programme and guide services
- chapel (Nuorgamin chapel) (in Finnish)
- pub - restaurant
Nuorgam does not have a cash dispenser!
The nearest cash dispenser is in Inari and
credit card dispenser in Tana.
Nuorgam-Utsjoki-directory (in Finnish)
Travel guide: Northern Norway
Distances by road are:
- Utsjoki 45 km
- Inari 190 km
- Ivalo (airport) 210 km
- Rovaniemi (airport & railway station) 510 km
- Polmak (Border) 3 km
- Arctic ocean 30 km
- Tana bru 23 km
- Vadsö 85 km
- Båtsfjord 160 km
- Kirkenes (airport) 160 km
- Mehamn 230 km