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North Cape, Northern Norway

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#2 of 30 in Historic Sites in Northern Norway
Geologic Formation Historic Walking Area
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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  • A visit to the Norkapp is a must do when you visit Honningsvag. The cape is about 45 minutes from the town. An interesting ride on good roads thru a unique landscape. The cape is about a 1000 feet abo...  more »
  • In order to watch the famous midnight sun, it was not easy to be there - drove 1,300 km, and you have to cross your fingers as well, since you have to bet for the weather there is good. The night we a...  more »
  • How do you say are you must have been there. There's a point for this stupidity. The rest is pure rip off, from the restaurant, the name does not fit already about the shop, pseudo Museum, etc. We were there with the cruise ship, 1,600 paying people. A money printing machine.
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  • A very interesting if stark part of the world. The barren and, during our visit, snow covered landscape had a beautiful look. Being there during the longest day of the year was a special treat.
  • This is at the viewpoint. Absolutely 0 visibility, so make sure to come on the right day. Other than that it was a wonderful facility. The panoramic video was fantastic, and the cafe food was decent.
  • What a spectacular place; (arguably, the) northern-most point in continental Europe! Even the bus ride up is exhilarating (especially in winter). One of the highlights of our Norwegian coastal cruise. Just do it!
  • The northern most point of Europe. The most popularpoint for midnight sun sighting in the world. People has Come to there in life once before Dead. Here is very Popular during of June, july and August.
  • It is the end of the world. View is fantastic. Worth riding a motorbike during 10 days to be there...

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