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Arctic Plant life - North Cape Edition

Visit the North Cape and experience unique alpine vegetation up close with the stunning view of the North Cape in the background. Join us on a walk through a beautiful landscape and endless ocean as we explore the rich plant life of the north.

We meet up in the center of Honningsvåg before we go by coach to a nearby village on the island, making photo stops along the way.


Then we go for a walk (approx. 20 minutes each way, comfortable pace with information stops along the way) with our guide in the direction of Kirkeporten while we take a closer look at the plants and vegetation. The island is located above the tree line and may appear barren. The vegetation however is rich and varied despite long winters. There are over 200 plant species, most of them arctic. There is no productive forest on the island, but in sheltered valleys birch and willow bushes may grow. Plant life is protected on the North Cape Plateau and some of the plants are rare and delicate, growing exclusively on the island.


Servering of warm drinks and small snacks as we explore the view of endless ocean, steep cliff coast and fjords.


Afterwards we go by coach to the North Cape Plateau and the North Cape Visitor Center*. This offers access to the panoramic movie, Cave of Lights and the historical exhibitions, and of course a visit to the epic globe at the edge of the North Cape cliff. All tickets are included*


We return to Honningsvåg by coach, the ride going through beautiful scenery.


Bring your camera and clothes suited for the weather and for hiking in the arctic.


Meeting point: Tourist information in Honningsvåg

Meeting time: 10 minutes prior to the departure time

Duration tour alternative at 15:00: 4 hours (duration of hiking approx. 40 minutes)

Duration tour alternative at 11:15: 3 hours (duration of the walk approx. 40 minutes)

*NB: The tour at 11:15 does not include entrance to the North Cape Hall, but we may visit the Nordkapp plateau and the globe.


Please note: You may choose between the private and public tour. Read more about the alternatives below.


PRIVATE TOUR: By private we mean that the minibus and our services are at your private disposal. If you are travelling alone or with your spouse, family, friends or colleagues – and you want a more personalized experience with an increased level of flexibility – then this is the tour for you. This tour is for up to 4 persons, but you may add more participants if you like in the next booking step. Unlike our public tour, other people cannot sign up to fill the remaining seats. You pay for all the seats in the car / minibus (or big bus) regardless of the size of your group.


PUBLIC TOUR: This tour is for everyone. There has to be minimum 6 participants for the tour to take place. As an individual traveler you may still book this excursion. In the event there are not enough participants we will contact you ahead of time and issue a refund for your booking.


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Last updated: 11/08/2023

Source: Book Finnmark

Arctic Plant life - North Cape Edition

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