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|Mehamn in winter|
|Coordinates: 71°02′N 27°51′E|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02)|
Mehamn Fjord during polar night, with the Normannsethfjorden inlet and Vedvikneset just north of Mehamn. Reipnakktinden as well as a sugarhead ofKinnarodden − the northernmost point on the Nordkinn Peninsula − are visible at the far end.Regional route 888 connects Mehamn to the European route E6 at the base of the Nordkinn Peninsula, and thence to Kirkenes in the east and Alta in the west. Mehamn is a port of call for the Hurtigruten coastal ship. Mehamn is also connected by air via Mehamn Airport, with services by Widerøe.
Svend Foyn established the whaling station in Mehamn that was the largest of its kind in Finnmark. This station was built in 1884-85, and was put into use from the spring of 1885. After Foyn’s death in 1894, the whaling station was run by Foyn’s whaling company. Svend Foyn also established the Svend Foyn Chapel, in Mehamn. This stood ready for use from 1887. 
1982 air crash
Main article: Widerøe Flight 933On 11 March 1982 a Widerøe Twin Otter crashed into the sea on approach to Mehamn Airport during flight from Berlevåg Airport, killing all on board. Despite controversies regarding the cause of the crash, clear-air turbulence over Mehamn Fjord was determined as the official cause.