ACTIVITIES & SIGHTS
Around the fishing villages of Berlevåg and Kongsfjord there are many opportunities for varied and exciting outdoor activities. You can visit places and locations giving you strong insights into the harsh climate and the rugged nature of the Arctic coast. Nature and climate, in turn, have a strong impact on everyday life, culture and history of our region.
Here is a selection of suggestions:
Berlevåg Harbourmuseum is a local museum with interesting collections and documentations on the issues of harbour construction, fishing, navigation, World War II and restoration.
The decades long battle against the enormous forces of the sea, while building mighty breakwaters to protect Berlevåg’s exposed harbor, is well documented by a 20-minutes video.
The restored barge “Berlevag II” is on display in a separate building called “Pramhuset”.
The heritage trail “Breakwater building in Berlevåg” starts right outside the harbourmuseum. While you are on a comfortable 5 kms walk you can learn about many interesting facts about the construction of Berlevåg’s two vital and strong Tetrapode-breakwaters. Some unusual terms like “Russevilla”, “Jernbanebrua”, “Mosquito molo” … will also get an explanation. Towards the end, the heritage trail passes by close to the “Pomorpark”. (see below)
Pomorpark is a little graveyard for 2 Russian fishermen, dated to around 1910. The fishermen were killed while doing fishing off Berlevåg. During the so-called “Pomor trading period” before the Russian revolution, there was active trading and socializing between the peoples of the northern Arctic coast.
Pomorpark is located about 800 m from Berlevåg Harbormuseum and close to Revnes breakwater and Berlevåg kai.