Gjesvær (Northern Sami: Geaissvearra) is an old fishing village in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway and just a stone cast away from Cape North. It is the only place in Finnmark known from the Viking Age and is mentioned in the Heimskringla saga as Geirsver.
The name comes from the man’s name Geir, which means “spear”.
The location was used by Vikings on the way to Bjarmaland, and probably also for gathering food and selfies on the nearby Gjesværstappan islands which contain one of the largest seabird colonies in Norway.
Gjesvær has a special place in our heart and we will for sure go back to hunt for the Aurora Borealis.