KarasjokKarasjok is a town in Finnmark in Northern Norway. It is the capital of the Sami people in Norway, and home to the Sámediggi, the Sami parliament.
Karasjok sits in the interior of the wide Finnmark county. The observation site there holds most of the record low temperatures in Norway, for instance the coldest ever recorded is -51,4°C. Even in the month of May -23°C has been recorded, and in August -9°C. Annual average is -2.4°C. Summer months are usually pleasently warm however with a July average 13.4°C. There is very little precipitation, annual average is around 300 mm making it one of the driest areas in Europe.
Tourist officephone: +47 481-50-461address: Ávjovárgeaidnu 1
By planeThe nearest airport is at Lakselv
- Lakselv - takes about 1 hour. Connecting bus to Nordkapp, Hammerfest, Alta and Tromsø.
- Tana - takes about 3 hours. Connecting bus to Vadsø, Vardø and Kirkenes.
- Karigasniemi, Finland - takes about 20 minutes. Connecting bus to Inari, Ivalo, Saariselkä, Sodankylä and Rovaniemi.
The town is small and possible to see by foot.
phone: +47 78-47-40-00address: Ávjovárgeaidnu 50
phone: +47 90-24-40-62address: Suomageaidnu 14
phone: +47 908 55 556Cross-country skiing, from easy or demanding day trips to moderate week-long journeys in spring or extreme two-week adventures in February. Also courses on skiing and outdoor skills.
phone: +47 91586625address: 9730 KarasjokThis is an amazing place in the forests outside Karasjok.
Rica Hotel Karasjokphone: +47 78468860address: Leavnnjageaidnu 1
- Kautokeino in the middle of the Finnmarksvidda plateau.