"Here I stand at the North Cape the extreme of Finnmark, at the very end of the world," said Franscesco Negri in the winter of 1664. Over 300 years later, the North Cape has become a major tourist destination. The mighty plateau rises 307 metres above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland.
An unforgettable trip to 71° N – no matter the season
The journey from Honningsvåg to the North Cape takes you past a wild cliff coast that plunges down into the Arctic Ocean, treeless plains and picturesque fishing villages. In winter and spring, see the frozen shores, endless white plains and snow-capped mountains highlighted by dramatic weather and that special arctic light. In the last kilometres before reaching the cape, the bus has to follow the snowplough. In summer you might see reindeers grazing under the midnight sun, and you’ll have a chance to meet Sámi reindeer herders.
“The globe” sculpture has become the symbol of the North Cape, and is always a popular site for that all-important picture. The North Cape Hall houses a modern visitor centre with a number of facilities. A panoramic film takes you on a beautiful and exciting journey through the area and the dramatic shifting of the seasons. Enjoy a coffee in the café, buy souvenirs and send a postcard from the centre’s very own mailbox! Go down some stairs and you’ll find a great viewpoint, a great hall, a small chapel inside the cliff and…a Thai museum, commemorating King Chulalongkorn's voyage to the cold shores of Norwegian Lapland hundred years ago.
Dates: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2016, 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017