HammerfestHammerfest , Norway
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Hammerfest in the webcam is the northernmost city in the world and one of the capitals of the Sami (or Lapland) cultures, located by the polar sea.
The first church in Hammerfest in the online camera appeared in the 17th century. In 1789, a special charter was issued in the city in a live broadcast to promote trade and prosperity in the north. In the same year, Hammerfest received city status. Thus, it is the oldest city in Northern Norway.
In 1790, the first hunting expedition to the Svalbard archipelago set off from Hammerfest in a webcam. In 1809, the Norwegian city was practically destroyed by British troops.
In the 19th century, Hammerfest, where the live stream is coming from, flourished as a miniature trading center exporting fish to Russia.
In 1891, there was a strong fire that destroyed the city in the live camera. During the reconstruction work in Hammerfest, which you see online, electric street lights appeared in Europe.
In 1945, the live-streamed city was destroyed again. At the turn of the millennium, Hammerfest in the web camera was an important base for gas production.
An interesting fact: the coat of arms of the city in the online broadcast depicts a polar bear, because it is in Hammerfest that the only Royal Polar Bear Club in the world is located. It was opened to support the history of polar fishing in Hammerfest. Each visitor is awarded a commemorative badge of the club and a certificate of visiting the 70th parallel.
When traveling to Hammerfest with this live broadcast, it is interesting to visit the iconic monument of Meridian, erected in honor of the first international measurement of the scale and parameters of the globe. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In addition to the Meridian in Hammerfest, which you see in the online camera, there are many other popular attractions: the Struve Geodetic Arc, the 1961 Hammerfest Church, built by the architect Hans Magnus in the modernist style, the Museum of the Post-War Restoration of the North Norwegian Cities, the Polar Bear Museum, located in the city hall, St. Michael’s Church – a local Roman Catholic church, built with donations from German soldiers after World War II.
In Hammerfest, shown in a webcam, you can watch the polar night from mid-November to the end of January.
Not far from the city in the online camera there is a large gas field Snøhvit.
It is interesting that 2500-3500 reindeer cross the city of Hammerfest in the online broadcast during the year.
Hammerfest in the live cam is close to a temperate cold climate. Summers are short, cool and cloudy, while winters are long, frosty, snowy, windy and overcast. During the year the temperature usually ranges from -7 C to 15 C and is rarely below -14 C or above 21 C.
Weather forecast in Hammerfest for 7 days is available on our website online.