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North Cape, Northern Norway

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Stand at one of the northernmost points of continental Europe with panoramic views of the sea and land at North Cape. First discovered by English sailor Steven Borough on his 1553 expedition in search of the Northeast Passage, the formation stands 307 m (1,007 ft) high. The plateau above offers an ideal area for watching the midnight sun or looking over the Barents Sea. Head to the visitors center to watch a video about the area's wildlife, rugged landscape, and harsh climate, with documentary footage from throughout the seasons. Be sure to stop by the globe statue on top, which has become a symbol of the area. Check the website for more information, as access and weather conditions vary greatly throughout the year. Plan to see North Cape and other attractions that appeal to you using our Nordkapp Municipality travel itinerary planner.
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  • From the heartland of the indigenous Sani, you are at the start of the trek to the North Pole which is only 1800 km from where you are standing. You are also at the end of the longest hiking trail whi...  more »
  • This is just an amazing place, being notably the northernmost point of land on the continent of Europe. And it is wildly remote!! I took an excursion off of my Hurtigruten voyage here, and it was a 1/...  more »
  • We were on a Hurtigruten voyage and this was very much a highlight. To visit the most Northerly point of Europe was exciting and the trip from the ship is memorable. The coach ride from the ship is ab...  more »
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  • Despite the fact that North Cape is not the northern most point in Europe, it is the easiest to reach. It is a perfect spot to feel very close to the North Pole and its emptiness and cold. No matter if you go in summer during the midnight sun season or in winter with chances to see northern lights, it is a totally recommended place to visit.
  • It is cool, I didn't have to pay for it, probably because it was during the end of October. The building is beautiful and the view even more. I do think paying 260kr for the entrance is a lot, especially since this is not the northernmost point, in fact there is a hike that leads you to the real Northernmost point some kilometers before the Nordkapp building.
  • I drove from UK via Sweden / Finland to Alta - and then did a day trip to Nordkapp. This was early February when they only do 2 convoys to the visitor centre. The drive was spectacular with my Land Rover being blown across the road due to strong winds and icy road conditions. Once at the visitor centre - the sea's where in conflict as they met at the Cape. All in all a great place to visit in winter and will do again one day.
  • Amazing place. It can get quite windy on some days so carry enough protections. The views and the route to nordkapp is simply amazing. Must see for every tourists. Can get crowded when a tourist bus arrives. Wait for the crowd to leave and you will almost have the entire place to yourself.
  • It's just an amazing feeling to be at the northernmost point of continental Europe. There is a large facility including a museum and a souvenir shop. Make sure you watch the movie about the Nordkapp in the cinema. It takes approximately 20 minutes and provides stunning imagery of northern Norway's flora, fauna and inhabitants.