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North Cape
North Cape
One of Norway’s most iconic sights, the North Cape is a 307-meter-high cliff overlooking the Barents Sea. Follow in the footsteps of arctic explorers for a glimpse of the midnight sun in the summer or the northern lights in the winter. From Honningsvåg, it’s a 33-kilometer bus journey to the North Cape, with unique landscapes along the way. The tour allows you enough time to stop at the modern visitors center, which offers panoramic views of the mountains, plus a screening of a 20-minute movie about the area during different seasons. Take your camera for breathtaking photo opportunities beside the famous globe sculpture that marks the northernmost point of continental Europe.
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North Cape
The clifftop overlooking the border of the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea is advertised as the northernmost point in Europe. However, a quick glance to your left reveals the Knivskjellodden peninsular, around one-mile further north. Because that can only be reached by a 5-mile hike, the North Cape has become the go-to place. After a long drive across the barren yet beautiful Magerøya island, a hefty admission fee grants you access to a modern visitor center and a clifftop viewing platform. During the summer, crowds flock to the famous cliff at midnight to watch the sun almost set. Back indoors, be sure to catch the panoramic film for a glimpse of how the area transforms during wintertime.