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Båtsfjord Brygge is a small and intimate sea fishing destination that has 5 rorbuer and 8 hotel rooms. It is important to us to take care of our customers so that they feel welcome and at home.

Båtsfjord Brygge is owned and operated by the couple Monica and Frode. We have an enthusiastic and talented staff who wants to make your stay or your food experience something unforgettable. We can organize a wide range of services during your stay, which is often of great importance to our customers.

We have / are:

  • Competitive prices
  • Homemade food
  • Local produce
  • Good accessibility
  • Knowledge of the subject of food
  • Flexible

Båtsfjord harbor is an industrial port for fishing and is a very busy harbor during fishing season. Båtsfjord is located north of Varanger Peninsula. The fishing village has a tough climate with a lot of wind, without it preventing people and birds from having a good life there. The attractive sea, diving ducks, steller’s eider and prawns are easily accessible in large numbers along with eider and long-tailed ducks.

Deep sea fishing has been the lifeline in Båtsfjord and there are professional fishermen from all over Norway fishing in our waters. Here we have access to many varieties of fish and the quality is good.

Båtsfjord is the largest fishing village in Finnmark and has long been known as the place in Europe where you can get the best pictures of the beautiful eider species of steller’s eider and wild birds. For exceptional bird experiences, winter is the optimal time to visit.

Båtsfjord is also exciting in spring, summer and autumn. We have a wonderful wild and magical nature, with mountains, fjords, salmon lakes and fine fishing waters just a little bike ride or drive away.

Varanger can be found in the eastern part of Finnmark. Varanger is an area that includes Varanger Peninsula and the areas around Varangerfjorden. Varanger is bound by 7 municipalities, including Sør Varanger, Nesseby, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg, Tana, Vadsø and Vardø.

Varanger is famous for its beautiful and distinctive nature with cliffs, expanses, marshes and birch forest in an Arctic climate. Varanger is about the landscape, the light and the history. You will not only find striking scenery here with both the lush landscape and the forest, but also a colorful culture. The light in Varanger is special, and the fauna and bird life is exceptional.

Varanger is one of Northern Europe's richest bird areas. Here you will find bird species such as wild birds, long-tailed ducks, common murre, greater scaup and eider. Steller’s eider is overwintering in Varanger when it gets too cold in Siberia. We also find rare guests like yellow-billed loons and common loons. The distances between the continents are smaller here on top of the earth, which means that Arctic, Eastern, and North American species come to Varanger.

In Varanger we have had continuous settlements since the Stone Age until today. Today you can find houses, graves and sacrifices all the way back to the Stone Age. Varanger's history goes from Sami and Sea-Sami cultural history, faith and mythology to witch hunting and war history.

Varanger nature is varied and ranges from mountains to sea, wide, woods and rivers. There are five national parks in Finnmark where Varanger is situated. Along the coast, the landscape often has an arctic feel and the sea has a rich seabird life. The peninsulas in the east, and especially the Varanger Peninsula, have large vegetation less block fields, which can be rightly called stone dryers.

The fjords are ice-free throughout the winter thanks to the Gulf Stream. Here we find several beaches with arctic vegetation. These areas attract many wetland birds. Within the fjords, the characteristic mountain birch forest grows, and mountain plants grow right down to the beach, often along with typical beach plants. The beach vegetation also has a strong feature of Eastern plant species.

Finnmark also has some of Europe's finest salmon shrimps. In the valley leaders Tana, Alta and Pasvik we find today the most important agricultural areas. The northernmost pine forest in the world grows in Stabbursdalen National Park. The pine forest in the upper part of Tana, along Karasjok and Anárjohka, is linked to the great Finnish forests, while the pine forest in Pasvik is connected with the Russian taiga. In these areas, the moose has its most important winter areas, and here we also find core areas for bear.

There have been people in Finnmark for over 10,000 years, and there are many traces of hometowns and graves from earlier times. Alta have a World Heritage Center for rock art and rock carvings that are more than 6000 years old.

It's hard to say specifically, but we find traces of Sami culture that go back at least 2000 years back in time. Sápmi or Sameland crosses four borders; Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Most Sami lives in Norway. The Sami languages and dialects are of the same origin, but throughout the ages have evolved in different directions.

Finnmark has had a permanent Norwegian settlement since the 13th century. The first church was consecrated in 1307 in Vardø, at the same time as Vardøhus fortress was erected. Rich fishery resources and good market opportunities led to increased Norwegian and Northern European immigration.

There are three possibilities for getting to Båtsfjord. We have our own airport Båtsfjord Airport and we have several arrivals every day. Here you can travel from Oslo, with connecting flights to Båtsfjord, usually via Tromsø. You can also land in Ivalo in Finland and rent a car and drive from there. Then you arrive by car north of Tanadalen on the 890 road. In the middle of Varanger Peninsula you continue straight into Gednjekrysset on the 891 road, and the road ends in the fishing village Båtsfjord.

In winter, one must assume that the road can sometimes be closed due to storms. Under such conditions, car columns run several times a day. Please note that this is an unusual and exciting experience for those who have not driven a car under such conditions before. For those who live here this is quite common. Hurtigruten ports daily in Båtsfjord both from the south and the north, and this is an option where you don’t need a car.

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Accomodations

Stay at Båtsfjord Brygge, and experience calm and fresh sea dust. At Båtsfjord Brygge we have emphasized on having good beds, as well as bright and cozy rooms. Here you can wake up with a beautiful view of the harbor with bustling bird life and boats. At Båtsfjord Brygge we offer everything from single room to 8-person cabins and we are of course helpful with extra beds and cots. Båtsfjord Brygge is a full-service hotel and cabins, with restaurant and bar, conference center for up to 60 people and wellness area with sauna. Free WIFI throughout the hotel. We have accommodation capacity for 44 people.

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Fishing

Salmon fishing

Salmon fishing in the watercourse has become considerably better in recent years and the previous seasons have been exemplary with annual catch statistics of 5-6 tons.

Freshwater fishing

There are many fishing lakes close to Båtsfjord Brygge. Ordovann, Pervannet, Storvannet, Djupvannet, Gednjevannet, Blindvannet, Steinfjellvannet.
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Activities

Hiking

Båtsfjord can offer a fantastic terrain for hiking. We have a widespread web of marked trails with beautiful scenery.

Bicycle Rental

We have 6 mountain bikes for rent on a 24-hour basis.

Conference

Båtsfjord Brygge is well organized for courses and conferences.
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Restaurant & Pub

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Food and Drinks

Opening hours

Båtsfjord Brygge Restaurant

Breakfast is served everyday from 07:00 - 10:00

Open for all

Regular opening hours:

Monday - Thursday: 10:30 - 20:00

Friday: 10:30 - 21:00

Saturday: 11:00 - 21:00

Sunday: 14:00 - 18:00

Bryggekanten Pub

Opening hours:

Monday - Thursday: 17:00 - 23:00

Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 03:00

Sunday: 18:00 - 22:00

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