The world’s northernmost mainland lighthouse is located near the village of Gamvik. It was built in 1905, destroyed in 1944 and rebuilt in 1945-48. Situated on a vast coastal plain between the sea and the mountains, Slettnes is a fascinating place to visit for lovers of scenery, wildlife, history and the brute forces of nature.
In the period from June to September Gamvik Museum offers accommodation in the lighthouse, and there is also a cafe. Little has changed since the lighthouse keepers and their families lived here. The standard is simple, and bathrooms are shared. Extra beds (max. 2 pr. room) are available for children.