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Varanger Regionalpark

The landscape in Varanger is a very different one from the Norwegian fjord-and-mountain thing. The peninsula of Varangerhalvøya consists of rolling hills with a rocky coastline of cliffs towards the Barents sea and a lower coast of sandy and pebbly beaches towards the Varanger Fjord.

Smaller sections of the Varanger Peninsula also have permafrost, the only place in mainland Norway with real tundra.  Along the lower, southern coast there are forests, and along the Tana river, there a pine forests. The landscape thus has many faces.