Photographer's Note

Vardo is one of the many stops for the Hurtigruten (Coastal Express). It is within the Arctic Circle in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. It is also the most eastern town in Norway which, surprisingly, is east of St. Petersburg and Istanbul. The town is actually situated on an island off the mainland and in the Barents Sea. Despite its very northerly situation Vardo remains ice free all year due to the warm North Atlantic Drift which I believe is a continuation of the Gulf Stream.

I read the large graffiti words incorrectly at first! However, when viewed correctly, I think that it explains the main industry of the town.

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Additional Photos by Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 0 N: 4741] (23019)
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