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Getting There -- The town is reached by bus, with most visitors arriving from Hammerfest. This overland trip takes 4 1/2 hours and costs NOK360 ($72/£36) one-way. Motorists can continue east from Hammerfest along E6.

Visitor Information -- At Porsangerveien 1, Karasjok Opplevelser Tourist Office (tel. 78-46-88-10; www.karasjokinfo.no) dispenses information for the entire area. It is open June to mid-August daily 9am to 7pm. It's open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm the rest of the year.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.