Here lies the Finnmark County Council and Government House. The city has experienced considerable immigration from Finland in the 1800s, and contemporary immigration can clearly be seen today through the Finnish culture and a number of Finnish surnames among residents. Because of the significant immigration from Finland, signifying many Vadso as «Kven capital». Vadsø has great attention from ornithologists with its rich and diverse birdlife. Here are the daily coastal port of call, airport and bus connections throughout the county.