We had 3.5 hours to explore Hammerfest, which is the world’s most Northern town and was raised to the ground by the Germans during the second world war.

My first port of call was “Isbjørnklubben”, The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society, where I was registered as member no 258291 on behalf of Hurtibear, our furry stowaway.

This is an interesting shop will reasonably priced gifts and polar bear museum, entry is free of charge.

The membership costs 200 NOK, I was presented with a personalised certificate, membership car, sticker and a polar bear pin that is exclusively made for the society in Tromso.

We walked to the Gjenreisningsmuseet, which is a museum recollecting the damage inflicted during WWII and the reconstruction of the town.

It was really interesting wandering around the museum, there’s a variety of media in different languages, reconstructed rooms, and a collection of communication devices through the decades.

It also has the best waffles we’d experienced in their cafe, as well as a 1940’s village shop selling souvenirs. Entry was 50 NOK per person.