Because of its latitude, Hammerfest municipality is an excellent base to observe the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). All our three main islands (Kvaløya, Sørøya and Seiland) as well as the main land near Kvalsund offer excellent spots for it.
The best time to observe them is from October to March, although they can be seen as early as August when darkness returns to the North. As witnessing the phenomenon depends on both the activity of the sun as well as a cloudless sky, please check out an Northern Lights forecast website and a standard weather forecast.
You can see the Northern Lights from the town centre, but it is often worth taking a short trip into nature. Read more about Chase the Northern Lights
Source: visithammerfest.net / Norway Today