“.. Here I am at the Nordkapp, Finnmarks northernmost point, the very end of the world”
Francesco Negri, 1664.
Winter in Nordkapp
While the Nordkapp area is a much loved destination in the summer months, it is equally spectacular in the snowy winter. The extreme forces of nature is rarely on such a display as when the ice swept Nordkapp cliff is made available for buses and private 4WD cars with a daily convoy. An Alpine Skiing ground offers skis for rent, and is a great opportunity for winter sport enthusiasts and amateurs alike. Snowmobiles are available for hire.
For learning about the history and culture of the area, the local museum provides an excellent starting point.
Winter in Nordkapp is an experience of a lifetime, reward yourself!
Summer in Nordkapp
Summer in Nordkapp offers a wide array of activities. Get your art and culture fix in the museum in Honningsvåg and the gallery in Kamøyvær. There are opportunities for shopping in central Honningsvåg, where you can later cool yourself down in the Ice Bar and take advantage of one of the eating establishments located in the town centre.
While here you can visit authentic arctic fishing villages, go on tours to the bird rock which plays host to millions of migrating sea birds (most notably the puffin) and try your hand at both salt water and fresh water fishing. King Crab Safari provides an exciting look into one of the newest areas of the fishing industry, and this giant of the ocean floor is considered a delicacy. Make your heart race with activities such as deep sea rafting, ATV safari and more provided by Destinasjon 71° Nord.
For the more adventurous traveller Knivskjellodden, the true northernmost edge of the European continent, is within hiking distance. Remember to dress appropriately and keep in mind that the weather can turn in minutes.
While the summer day is bustling with people and energy, the night under the midnight sun is calm and serene. It is easy to understand why people choose to visit this part of the world – at any time of year.