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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 online travel route planner .
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  • Very nice trip with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coastline (fjords) to Kirkenes and back. Highlight: Crossing of the Arctic on return trip and visit the North Cape by bus. North Cape May's extra, is a must but if one is already so close. Was so great for photos, little operating at the time of travel. Snow and clear view. Entire journey recommended.
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  • We took a trip from a cruise and had a great time . The weather was clear but very cold and the views at the cape fantastic. The journey was beautiful and our guide very informative and amusing.  more »
  • It really feels being at the end of the world. North Cape has stunning views and endless snow. Visit to the northernmost point in Europe is a must.  more »
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  • This is a wonderful place to visit. An absolute MUST for anyone for visiting Norway. The North Cape (or Nordkapp in Norwegian) is the most northerly point in Europe. Hot chocolate in the cafe is a great way to warm up. And the shop is immense, you can spend hours there.... Just that you can't. Enjoy the visit!!
  • Iconic location. So awe inspiring that you forget (for a moment) that it is -17c..!!! Absolutely beautiful in winter covered with snow. Another checked off the bucket-list.
  • You need the visit just to have been! Area of outstanding natural beauty, very exposed to the elements. If on a tour you might want to hang back and try and get your pictures of the famous globe just before you leave once everyone else has vanished into the visitors centre, otherwise it's a bit of a challenge with too many people!
  • Beautiful! Just don't be stupid to go on a winter windy evening (Oct) and attempt to open your car door. The wind can literally rip the door off the car! We were very lucky and obviously didn't dare to unlock seat belts or step out. It can easily blow one off the 1000 ft standing cliff and into the freezing sea.
  • Well worth a visit. Superb visitor centre on the top of a cliff. Plenty of exhibits indoors and out, decently priced large gift shop and cafe area. I was there early November, it was extremely windy and underfoot was very icy. So for those unsteady on their feet and young children I would recommend going in the summer months

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