Norway and the Arctic Ocean are just a stone’s throw from Nuorgam. Norway is a whole world of its own throughout the year; experience small fishing villages, strong Sea Sámi culture, and the idyllic Finnish culture in Bugøynes, Little Finland.
A day trip to Norway can travel for instance, from Nuorgam via Varangerbotn to the town of Vadsø. From there you can continue your journey all the way up to Hamningberg where you will experience landscape that looks more like a moonscape. At Vadsø you can combine your journey with a cruise to Kirkenes on the Hurtigruten ferry and return to Nuorgam by car.
We recommend visiting the Sámi museums in Polmak or Varanger and a shopping trip to Tana (Sámi Sölv – Sámi jewellery boutique and handicraft exhibition).
In the magnificent landscapes surrounding Nuorgam, on top of the fells and down in the river valley, even the most demanding of mountain bikers will discover their own trails. Choose a suitable route according to your technical cycling skills or physical fitness. The demanding ascents provide a challenge for even the fittest of people, whereas the flat and easy traversable highlands leave space for nature’s strong presence and enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the landscape. You can access some routes by car along gravel roads that take you to the highland area, from which you can continue into the terrain. Make sure you carry a GPS device, compass and map with you at all times.
The King crab safari offers you a memorable adventure of catching the largest shellfish of the arctic with a weight of amazing 15 kg The powerful Arctic Sea offers another challenge that you can experience by your professional guide, fisherman and captain. Trip starts by transfer from Nuorgam to a beautiful Norwegian fishing village of Bugönes, where you will meet the fisherman who takes you to the fjords where catching the King crab itself takes place and there is also possibility to fish another creatures of Arctic Sea, eg. cod, haddock and halibut. During the safari you have a chance to taste this mighty shellfish, as the captain will prepare day’s catch and serve a full tray of this juicy and tasty treat. Duration c. 7hrs.
Availability All year round, NOT during 21.12-5.1. And not in April Duration 7 hours
295 €/person, min. 6 adults Price incl. transportation, guidance in English, king crab program (2,5h), warm overalls if needed,
Nuorgam is surrounded by spectacular, open and Arctic nature that is astonishingly diverse, and the Nuorgam Holiday Village is an outstanding base for exploring the Arctic wilderness. The pure nature and clean natural waters with oxygen-rich air will definitely charm you.
The environment is treeless tundra wilderness, given its own character due to proximity of the Arctic Ocean and the mountain birch at its own extremes. Kaldoaivi, Finland’s northernmost roadless wilderness area is just around the corner and provides excellent opportunities for watching nature.
The fauna is plentiful in this area. In Norway and on the shores of the Arctic Ocean you can see species you will not find in Finland. You can observe a number of species of wading birds, and there are a few rare species, such as the extremely rare European freshwater flounder and Myricaria germanica with its only known occurrence in Finland being Pulmakijärvi.
You can spot at least the following species in the immediate vicinity.
Norway lemming, mountain hare, reindeer, elk, fox. Special species of moths and butterflies.
Willow grouse, merlin, wood sandpiper, red-throated diver, bluethroat, golden plover, red-necked phalarope, black-throated diver, Arctic tern, common redshank, velvet scoter, Temminck’s stint, Siberian tit, Arctic warbler, long-tailed jaeger, common sandpiper, common redpoll
The Nuorgam region has excellent areas for picking berries and mushrooms from the end of July through to the beginning of September, or until the first night-time frost sets in. The cloudberries ripen and the cloudberry bogs glow orange, followed by the ripening of bilberries and crowberries, which are excellent for making delicious berry juice. The lingonberries mark the end of the berry-picking season. The picking of berries belongs to Everyman’s Rights, i.e. is free of charge. You can choose to have a guide accompany you for an extra fee.
The fell highland terrain of the Nuorgam region offers relaxed trekking and a more challenging pace on the Norwegian fells. Trips can be designed to suit everyone’s taste. You can choose to hike along marked routes (Skäidijärvi) or choose your very own path. The Holiday Village also has its own wilderness base located at a hiking distance of around two hours in the heart of the fell highlands, where there are no trees to block your view. This is a place where you can immerse yourself in the natural vitality of the fell highlands and savour packed lunches by the campfire.The fell highland terrain of the Nuorgam region offers relaxed trekking and a more challenging pace on the Norwegian fells. Trips can be designed to suit everyone’s taste. You can choose to hike along marked routes (Skäidijärvi) or choose your very own path. The Holiday Village also has its own wilderness base located at a hiking distance of around two hours in the heart of the fell highlands, where there are no trees to block your view. This is a place where you can immerse yourself in the natural vitality of the fell highlands and savour packed lunches by the campfire.
We will gladly assist you with more information about the routes and we sell maps of the local area.
The closest fishing spot is Mortensnes, located just over half an hour’s drive from Nuorgam. Despite Norway being regarded as an expensive country, it has great benefits for fishermen as no special fishing permits are required for sea fishing, so independent fishing on the Arctic Ocean is free of charge.If it’s bigger waters you’re after, hop in a car and drive up to the shores of the Arctic Ocean in Norway. The closest fishing spot is Mortensnes, located just over half an hour’s drive from Nuorgam. Despite Norway being regarded as an expensive country, it has great benefits for fishermen as no special fishing permits are required for sea fishing, so independent fishing on the Arctic Ocean is free of charge.
Guided sea fishing trips are available throughout the year. Catches include the red king crab, coalfish, cod and the large-mouthed catfish.