Located in Finnmark province of Norway, the North Cape is a great place to explore on your planned Northern Europe tour of Nordkapp, and to experience polar adventures in winter and endless sunshine in summer.
Imagine a place in the far north where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Arctic Ocean. That’s Nordkapp; North Cape. The only dry land between you here and the North Pole is the Svalbard Archipelago. The first tourist to set foot here on the Nordkapp plateau was Italian Francesco Negri, who visited it in 1664. Today, it is very easy to reach Nordkapp, which is visited by approximately 200 thousand tourists every year. North Cape Hall, which is also a visitor center, hosts various exhibitions throughout the year. St Johannes Kapell is the northernmost ecumenical (accepted by all churches) chapel in the world and is a popular venue for weddings.
You can take a hike to the natural arch of Kirkeporten for a very impressive view of the North Cape Plateau. You can also hike Knivskjellodden, a more challenging route to view the coastal cliff of the North Cape Plateau.
Do not miss the colorful, compact fishing villages in the plain, barren landscape. Among these fishing villages, Skarsvåg is the northernmost fishing village in the world. Kamøyvær hosts the Sun’s art gallery. Gjesvær is a place with beautiful views of the Gjesværstappan archipelago.
If you ask how to get from Oslo to the North Cape, there are many options: You can go directly from Oslo by car. You can fly from Oslo to Alta / Hammerstedt. You can get on the ship that goes to the North Cape. You can take the train or bus. All kinds of transportation possibilities are under your feet.
There are many reasons to visit the North Cape in Norway, the most popular travel destination in Northern Scandinavia. North Cape; It has breathtaking views, extraordinary climatic conditions, dramatic cliff itself. It brings you together with the fact that you can stand at the northern tip of Europe; it is a natural experience itself with what it offers.
If you are a winter lover like me, you should definitely visit this place in winter. It is a unique place to enjoy the winter season. Ride the whites on a snowmobile, explore the treeless landscapes. Go ice fishing, ride an ATV or try snowshoes. Don’t miss the imaginary northern light either!