About Vardo

Vard� is a town and a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeast part of Norway.

Vard� was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The law required that all cities should be separated from their rural districts, but because of a low population and very few voters, this was impossible to carry out for Vard� in 1838. (See also Hammerfest and Vads�.)

The rural district of Vard� (Vard� herred�renamed B�tsfjord in 1957) was separated from the city in 1868. The eastern part of B�tsfjord was, however, merged back into the municipality of Vard� on 1 January 1964