In the same way as points such as the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn, the North Cape is a place that every authentic traveller simply has to visit. The outermost reach of Europe marks a celebratory finish to any journey to the north.
North Cape - rising 300m above sea level
From the end of the 1800s, when British, German and French tourists began to travel all the way up to Northern Norway, the North Cape became a popular “finishing point”. Cruise ships often anchored in Hornvika, and visitors climbed the steep slope to the plateau itself. A small champagne pavilion was built on the plateau in 1892, but was later blown down by the wind. In 1965, a road to the North Cape was completed, so visitors no longer have to make the climb themselves. As the explorers of yesteryear, we go ashore in Hornvika and from here we start the hike up to the plateau. Once on top we celebrate with sparkling wine by the globe at the edge of the cliff. You will also have time to discover the North Cape hall.