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Top 10 summer activities in the North Cape and Western Finnmark

Enjoy bird-watching, fishing, golfing or boating in the midnight sun, or discover the Sami heritage the region is famous for.

Bird safari to Gjesvær

A million puffins and a million razorbills, guillemots, gannets, fulmars, cormorants and other species nest on the steep Gjesværstappan, one of Norway's largest bird rocks, a short boat trip from the fishing village of Gjesvær near the North Cape. See birdsafari.no

Dog sledding on wheels 

A high-speed run with dogs and cart through the pine forest and along the Alta River keeps the dogs in shape during the summer season. See holmenhusky.no.

King crab safari

Sail out with a RIB, haul up pots from the ocean floor and see the deck full of crawling, heavy, ugly crabs. Return to the shore, cook them and enjoy a feast. King crab safaris with 71° Nord last about 3.5 hours. 

Boazo Sámi Siida 

Bidos (reindeer stew) in a lavvo, joiking, lassoing, feeding reindeer and exhibitions are all included in Boazo Sámi Siida, a Sami camp in Alta. Here is your opportunity to get to know this unique heritage.

Fishing in the realm of the big fish 

The open sea is where you catch the biggest fish. Sail from Hasvik on Sørøya straight out into Lopphavet and fish for cod, halibut and monkfish.

Sightseeing in Hammerfest 

Join a guided tour of Hammerfest, Hammerfest, the world's northernmost town, with the UNESCO-listed Meridian column, the stunning church and the view from the town's mountain, Salen. 

Riverboat safari 

Travel in a traditional riverboat through the pine forests and up the rapids between steep cliff faces on the Alta River to the Alta Canyon. Trips are organised by Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.

Golfing in the midnight sun 

Visit the world's northernmost golf course in Lakselv to play golf under the midnight sun - the course is open 24 hours a day.

Canoeing 

Take a canoeing trip down the Alta River. Choose between short or two-day trips, sleeping in a lavvo. A guided tour of the power station on the Alta River included. 

Tour to Sørøya 

Venture off the beaten track and take a local ferry to tiny settlements along the rugged coast outside Hammerfest.

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Last updated:  2014-03-11
Bird safari outside Gjesvær, near the North Cape in Norway - Photo: Frode Kristiansen/nordnorge.com/Nordkapp
Bird safari outside Gjesvær, near the North Cape in Norway
King crab fishing in Finnmark, Norway - Photo: Trym Ivar Bergmo
King crab fishing in Finnmark, Norway

Topic:  Fishing, Sami culture, Golfing, Sightseeing, Wildlife safari

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Catch a big fish in Northern Norway - Photo: Inger Persen/nordnorge.com

Top 10 summer activities in the North Cape and Western Finnmark

Enjoy bird-watching, fishing, golfing or boating in the midnight sun, or discover the Sami heritage the region is famous for.

Top 10 summer activities in the North Cape and Western Finnmark

Source: Visitnorway

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