Slettnes Fyr
Slettnes Fyr
4.5
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The world's northernmost mainland lighthouse is located near the village of Gamvik in Norway. It is situated in the middle of a unique nature reserve, and the area is also rich in cultural heritage. The lighthouse itself is protected by the Cultural Heritage Act. Accomodation is simple but cosy. During summer, one can join a guided tour in the lighthouse tower, or have a coffee and a waffle in the little café.
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Reisetigern
Oslo, Norway44 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Nordkyn and and the Slettnes area are magical places well worth the detour, either by car or by the Hurtigruta service to Mehamn. The Slettnes area is a natural reserve hosting lots of rare bird species and you can also find remnants from early settlements a long way back in time. Its a great walk in an open and flat landscape. There is dedicated parking for vans, although Slettnes fyr has rustic and authentic accomodation and a small charming cafe. Go there, you wont regret it!
Written 18 July 2018
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Noor B
Zeewolde, The Netherlands563 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Went here walking from Gamvik to the lighthouse. It's not the highseason, so everything was closed and there was a lot of snow. Very nice point to look at the sea and take pictures of the northernmost mAinland lighthouse.
Written 18 February 2017
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Steinn822
Tromso, Norway24 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is as far North as you get in Europe by car in the mainland. A great place to stay at the old lighthouse, double rooms with breakfast available, great staff speaking English, French and German. Nice and clean rooms and sheared bathrooms in the corridor.
Gamvik has a nice little grocery shop and post office, a nice museum and you can enjoy coffee and wafers/waffles at the lighthouse cafe till 14 August.
Written 4 July 2016
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DrHenrikVogt
34 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you can ignore the service and value for money in this place, its beautiful. Top of europe, magnificent scenery. One day a fox came to the door, unafraid like a cat. However, this seems to be run by the Gamvik municipality. It is more part of a museum (the lighthouse is on a list of protected buildings) than a hotel. We were greeted by a person who told us we should have checked in before six o clock. After that, those who work here retreat and do nothing. Not that they do a lot before that. There is a boring breakfast served every morning in the cafe, and when we were there it was served by a slightly neurotic girl who listened to music wearing headphones rather than seeing that everything was improved. One whole morning we listened to her and the manager jabber about how much to do it was and how not to do this and that. The kafe has these posters of whales and fish, which is ok if they had been put in frames. The rooms are poorly furnished, probably because nothing can be added because of the museum status? One other guest discovered lots of dust/dirt under their beds and had to clean that themselves (they were provided with a hoover). For the full-hotel-price here, that is not good enough. Neither is the fact that guests are expected to clean their own rooms before they go. Its hard to see what the helpers here actually do. They do take visitors up to the lightroom in the lighthouse every hour until 18. For that guests are charged another 50 NOK/person. Which just comes across as mean, it should be included. This could be a gem, much must be improved though.
Written 30 August 2015
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Dear Dr. Vogt, Thanks for sharing your experience of staying at Slettnes lighthouse. As you assume, the premises are protected as cultural heritage. The vast majority of visitors is aware of this fact before arriving, and appreciates the historic feel. So do we. On the other hand, the outrageous staff behaviour you observed cannot be excused in any way. As other reviews indicate, things are normally better. We can only apologize for the poor service you received, and thank you for taking the time to post a message of which we will make good use. Best regards, Torstein Johnsrud General Manager
Written 1 September 2015
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Who Me
South Wales UK311 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
We visited the Museum in Gamvik and found that the Museum Manager is also the custodian of the Lighthouse Keys!

Followed him over to the Lighthouse as we could then claim to have driven to the very top of Mainland Europe!

He opened the door and we climbed the stairs to the very top to watch the Sea Eagles soaring around and the fabulous view inland and out over the Sea.

Highly recommended as a place to visit as you can also if you want take the proof of getting to the top of Mainland Europe with a certificate from the Museum.

If you go after May the Cafe at the lighthouse is open.
Written 22 May 2015
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PJK231
Tampere, Finland3 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
The place and nature are unique, there is no doubt about that and no need to comment. Instead I comment the lighthouse cafe. I was happy with it as well. The menu was well thought so that you can experience there an additional bit of speciality even though the business conditions must be difficult and it is understandable that the choices are still limited. I had a Slettnes sandwich and hot chocolate which were both great. The service was also good.
Written 15 June 2013
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KlauspM
Osnabrück, Germany1 contribution
Jan 2013 • Friends
Originally we wanted to visit Slettnes Fyr in the summer. It's not so cold and not so dark as in winter, I thought. A friend of mine told me that he would like to meet a few people from Gamvik. He prefer the winter for the journey because of the possibility to see the northern lights. After some time of reflection we liked the idea. Maybe we are able to get the feelings of a former lighthouse keeper, who did his job in the cold and stormy darkness.

In short, the inside of accommodation at the lighthouse with the two renovated bathrooms and the well equipped self-service-kitchen was well heated, and cold and wind outside were kept from the weather-gods within moderate limits. And in late January, the sun can be seen again. Anyway, it is never completely dark the whole day. There are always a couple of hours dusk, sufficient to make nice photographs and nice walks in the surrounding.

Unlike the summer, it was in winter really quiet. No camp-mobile and no tourist are there. At the time the lighthouse was reached on the last 1.5 km only on foot or with a suitable off-roader as a result of the snowdrifts. So we were alone at the end of the world in a lighthouse on the Barents Sea. In the silence of a great snowy landscape. It could be heard only the sound of the sea and sometimes an animal! Many thanks to curator Torstein Johnsrud from the very nice Kystmuseum in Gamvik! He did one's best, that we could make this experience! He also recommended a village feast at which we have nice memories also because of the many nice contacts!
Written 20 February 2013
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